Opinion

Distressed woman reading text messages

For women outside urban Australia, technology-enabled abuse can pose more risk than for those in cities.

People waving signs protesting government inaction in granting amnesty to Afghani refugees

Why hasn’t Australia done more to ramp up its resettlement program, like Canada and the US?

A bunch of teenage students walk down stairs at an education institution

Researchers reviewed 45 programs that aim to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged students. This is what they found.

an olympian curler crouches low to the ice while competing

The game of curling is centuries old, but exactly what makes the stones curl as they slide over the ice is still a mystery.

Tables and chairs stacked and wrapped in plastic outdoors

For many small businesses the past month has been the most difficult period of the pandemic. Australia needs a better plan to help more survive.

A crop plantation with mountains in the background

Threatened species don’t just live in national parks. Almost half of their distributions are on private land.

Man with virtual reality VR goggle playing AR augmented reality game

Several things need to happen to ensure the metaverse is a free, decentralised creators’ economy, writes UNSW Business School’s Eric Lim.

the covidsafe app opening screen displayed on a mobile phone

Instead of making the lives of contact tracers easier, analysis shows the expensive technology missed contacts and added to their workload.

vladimir putin inspects parading troops

The outcome of Russia’s operation against Ukraine will be decided by factors that reach far beyond commonly assumed ideas of combat.

A hand is poised to add the final piece to a set of blocks resembling a house

There’s no reason why Australian lenders couldn’t offer 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, as they do in the US.

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