Opinion

oxidised copper in rock

Using geology and AI, a virtual model of how the Earth's tectonic plates have evolved can help reveal deposits of copper.

A person holds a mobile phone with Twitter app open

Researchers found the letters X, Y, and Z make tweets more shareable. The nonsensical result shows how easily statistics can be misused.

People wearing masks wait in line for a COVID-19 test

JobKeeper and the Coronavirus Supplement ended earlier this year. But the last few months in have shown the COVID crisis is far from over in Australia.

A senior Aboriginal man receiving a COVID-19 vaccine

As the Delta strain spreads in Australia, there is increasing urgency to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are vaccinated.

woman in a wheelchair is helped into a vehicle

The proposed NDIS independent assessments have been controversial. Data doesn't really tell us whether they'd deliver for Australians with disability.

covid cleaning crew in a community mall

Pitting health against the economy is a false dichotomy.

Philip Lowe, an Australian economist who is the current Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

The Reserve Bank governor's 'forward guidance' risks him not adapting to changing circumstances, or undermining his credibility.

animal rights protesters oppose live export at a shipping port

Advocacy groups play a crucial and neglected role in revealing systemic animal mistreatment.

scott morrison wearing an australia flag face mask

The Prime Minister has borrowed language from Franklin Roosevelt to describe his pathway out of the pandemic. But Morrison's 'New Deal' has the potential to leave too many people behind.

Minister Ken Wyatt

A new report by UNSW Indigenous Law Centre shows overwhelming support for a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution. 

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