Opinion

COVID-19 blood sample

Yo-yoing lockdowns are costly and to be avoided if at all possible. Here is what we can do to dramatically improve testing and tracing.

A protest at the Melbourne Writers Festival in 2016. Photo: Vixen Collective image archive

UNSW academics argue that the review into sex work could result in positive changes to the working conditions for many sex workers.

Two drones flying over a city

They began as wartime technology, but now drones are changing the way we witness the world, especially when we can't see it for ourselves.

compass pointing to recession

Most recessions are caused by an overreaction to too much inflation. This one is because we are not spending.

Tablet showing Facebook news articles

Facebook says it will ban publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram if a proposal to force tech giants to pay for news becomes law.

Group of people chatting at dinner

We have to balance the risk of transmission with the mental health challenges of lockdowns. A bubble system could alleviate loneliness while minimising infection risk.

Woman in isolation during coronavirus quarantine

It's easy to judge people who escape from quarantine as not doing their bit. But if we use some basic principles from behavioural science, we might stop people wanting to escape in the first place.

AMP building in Sydney

The AMP saga, and new research, shows the power of 'shareholder voice'.

person being vaccinated

Church leaders have raised concerns over a COVID-19 vaccine produced using cells derived from aborted foetuses. But the Vatican has already ruled such vaccines 'morally separate' from the abortions.

Cafe walkway

When thinking about better uses for temporarily vacant buildings caused by the pandemic, Australia can learn much from the UK.

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