Opinion

Homeless man sleeping on a park bench

The main driver of homelessness in Australia is housing costs – post-COVID rents, house prices and interest rates are all much higher. To house everyone, the housing system needs a major overhaul.

Workers sitting at computer screens in an open plan office

When it comes to reducing the spread of COVID, ventilation is often an afterthought. But cleaner air needs to be front and centre of our COVID mitigation strategy. Here’s why.

woman in face mask walking down the street during a coronavirus lockdown

It seems like no-one is mentioning the dark days of lockdowns. But it’s worth sharing our feelings as we look to an uncertain future.

conceptual image of war using chess board

The AI leans on a particular tactic for its success. If you knew what it was, beating it would get drastically easier.

panorama over gladesville bridge across parramatta river facing distant city cbd skyline

A planning strategy for Australia’s first multi-city region, home to nearly one in four Australians, is being developed. So what’s the thinking behind creating an integrated network of six cities?

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It’s often claimed that reforming tenancy laws to better protect tenants will drive landlords out of the market, leading to fewer rental properties. A new study finds no evidence to support the claim.

 FTX fallout is expected to be widespread

FTX was the second largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world – today it has been named ‘a complete failure of corporate controls’. What happened? Associate Professor Mark Humphery-Jenner explains.

antigone kefafa

Antigone Kefala’s brilliant fiction, memoir and poetry is written in a new revived English. 

rain in melbourne

The report synthesises the latest science about Australia’s climate – and paints a worrying picture.

Girl taking a photo with a mobile phone

It’s important that citizen science projects engage volunteers from across society, including young people. A new Australian initiative is doing just that.

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