Opinion

A health care worker receiving a vaccine

If new incentives don't work, mandatory policies may be the only way forward in ensuring high COVID vaccine coverage of staff.

A man with a stereo on his head screaming

Bias is a psychological process detectable in individual judgements. Noise is a different phenomenon affecting human decisions.

vital signs

Businesses won't employ more people unless they are prepared to invest. Figures out on Thursday suggest they are.

The Aboriginal flag flying over Parliament House in Canberra

Indigenous people have 80,000 years of diplomatic practice on this continent. Yet, our views on foreign policy are routinely overlooked.

Vaccination centre

In the end, the best protection is mass vaccination and ensuring as many people as possible are fully vaccinated as quickly as possible.

children hold flags in the rubble of a building

There seems to be no interest in reviving a peace process that has been effectively moribund since the Clinton administration in the late 1990s.

people on bicycles and a red car

Cities around the world are reducing traffic speeds and improving access to local services and activities by public transport, cycling and walking. They are now reaping the many 'slow city' benefits.

a street with a 30kmh speed sign

The push for 30km/h speed limits is not about revenue-raising or anti-cars. Even a seemingly small decrease from 40km/h to 30km/h makes a huge difference to the safety and liveability of local streets.

josh frydenberg

Australia's official unemployment rate falling to 5.5% is enough to make a treasurer dance. But we shouldn't get too carried away.

illustration of a man and woman balanced on giant_scales

As more and more people use dating apps to find a partner, a trove of data from these users is revealing what men and women really want.

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