Opinion

woman being shamed

Three young women attracted backlash after failing to quarantine and bringing COVID-19 into Queensland. But public shaming could discourage people from following public health advice.

adults hugging

How we perceive personal risk, and how well we comply with public health measures, can change depending on whether we are around people we know or strangers.

Aboriginal Warlpiri child

The new closing the gap targets are ambitious, especially in the area of early childhood education. But this doesn't mean they can't be met, with the right approach.

Mobile phone with Facebook news

If the ACCC takes one of the tech giants to court for breach of the code, the penalty could be more than $10 million.

elderly man in face mask

The evidence is in and the answer is clear. We must try and eliminate COVID-19 for the health and economic benefit of Australians of all ages.

Fireman conducting hazard reduction

New research has found the window of opportunity for hazard reduction burns won’t actually get smaller, but instead change seasons.

Map of Melbourne and Victoria

Not everyone has a job they can do from home. Mapping the patterns of occupations across Melbourne's suburbs against COVID-19 cases strongly suggests why some parts of the city are more vulnerable.

woman wearing a face mask at Bondi beach

Analysis suggests when COVID-19 cases reach 100 over 14 days, an outbreak gets very difficult to control — as we saw in Victoria. Over the last fortnight, NSW has recorded at least 154 new cases.

Google logo reflected in an eye

Following a privacy policy change in 2016, Google has collected users' data from third-party websites and apps. The ACCC argues users were misled into signing away their privacy.

USA and China paper boats

As tensions in the disputed waters mount, it's important to understand how this conflict began and what international law says about freedom of navigation and competing maritime claims.

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