Opinion

Group of friends partying in a nightclub and toasting drinks.

Our time of social isolation under COVID-19 restrictions has reinforced the importance of taking care of each other, particularly the most vulnerable in our community. 

Port Arthur memorial

A film about the shootings is likely to be very distressing for people directly impacted by the massacre, particularly those who still have PTSD or strong grief responses.

Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen is the perfect choice to tackle the worst economic crisis in a century, and the problems that lie beyond.

a delivery rider his bike on the road at night

Delivery riders are paying the ultimate price for the fact that our cities, their infrastructure and the rules governing them make cycling much more dangerous than it should be.

people wearing facemasks queueing for coronavirus tests

Clear messaging about who needs to get tested is better than stigmatising people who are understandably worried about their health.

fernie swastikas hockey team 1922

Great care is needed when symbols can evoke powerful emotional responses, says UNSW's Rebecca Green.

A sea sponge under water

DNA from the humble sea sponge is shedding light on the "dark matter" that makes up much of our genomes.

climate protester and sign

Australia faces a carbon tax being imposed on it by its trading partners. It's time to get ahead of the curve.

end gerrymandering protester

There's a sort-of natural law that ensures that where there are electorates some votes count more than others.

amager bakke power plant in copenhagen denmark

Waste-to-energy incinerators could help Australia deal with its mounting waste crisis, but burning rubbish may come with risks to public health.

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