Opinion

unwell woman sleeping

One quarter of Australian workers have no paid sick leave. They are more likely than most to work in service industries, dealing with people face to face.

Covid19 trade and stock

COVID-19 brings a significant pressure test for governments, businesses and the public, affecting both demand and supply in trade.

josh frydenberg, brendan murphy, scott morrison and greg hunt

Investment incentives might not be enough. We'll need public investment and forced increases in wages.

girl doing science

There is no shortage of projects to boost the number of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. But what we need is more hard data on whether and how these schemes are actually working.

apartment construction

The proposed law does little to give people confidence in the apartments they buy. And it utterly neglects the role of architects and on-site inspections in delivering sound buildings.

shopping in Sydney

Today's national accounts are important, but for many Australians they will say little about living standards.

Bondi beach

A new study has reported the world will lose almost half of its valuable sandy beaches by 2100 as sea levels rise. But cutting our emissions could keep some intact.

Delta airlines

The climate action plans of three companies in different industries – Delta Air Lines, Amazon and Microsoft – illuminate the three key strategies needed to cut carbon emissions.

solar farm

Sun Cable could provide Australia an alternative to the export business of coal and gas, and even reduce our export dependence on China.

iceberg

Perhaps 2°C doesn't sound like much, but if you look through history, 2°C temperature changes have had huge effects on the planet and people.

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