Opinion

a cartoon representing the Australian economy in hospital and being resuscitated

When COVID-19 struck, Australia’s Treasury didn’t have the luxury of years of work, refinement and debate to develop JobKeeper. It had to perform battlefield surgery.

travellers arriving at airport

As we begin to emerge from restrictions, there are many things the federal government could do to improve the conditions for those stranded, and speed up their return home.

Sydney's Opal Tower

New research reveals it is nearly impossible for buyers to find high-quality information about the apartments they are considering purchasing, placing them at considerable risk.

Journalists surround Dmitry Muratov, a russian journalist

The lives of Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov will be forever changed after winning the prize. But with a more visible presence comes increased scrutiny and threats from those in positions of power.

ai generated designs of stained glass windows

As the perils and wonders of artificial intelligence begin to permeate our lives, the ‘IPCC report for AI’ calls for action to ensure a safe future.

The White House in Washington DC, USA, is illuminated at night

The US debt ceiling is a form of self-delusion: a limit imposed on a borrower by the borrower itself. Australia had one until the Coalition and the Greens abolished it.

hand touching water

Nobel Prize-winning research has revealed the various molecules that help us sense temperature, touch, pain, and even the positioning of our body parts.

school kids learning in a classroom

As children return to face-to-face learning, schools will need to adopt multiple strategies to overcome their longstanding problem of overcrowding.

Drone flies cover suburb

Drone delivery company Wing is out to transform the sky – and Australia is at the forefront of its plans.

The ocean

The oceans around New Zealand are warming faster in winter than in summer. During the winter of 2021, most coastal areas were warmer than usual, and this is likely to bring more storms during summer.

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