Opinion

crash test dummies

Australia appears to have cracked the case on teen driver safety by restricting late-night passengers.

factory

To drive living standards upward we need new technologies to relentlessly improve productivity.

health worker with mask and gloves

Health workers have long called for better protections against COVID-19. Well fitting masks are now required when caring for COVID-19 patients. But the guidelines on ventilation miss the mark.

a street protester holds a sign that says free the refugees

The Home Affairs Minister says Australia is exploring resettlement overseas for 'broad cohorts' of people. But such deals do not get Australia off the hook.

Apple logo on store window

The five bills would apply to Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. If some (or all) of them become law, we can expect some major changes in how they do business.

people walking through airport arrivals

People who contract COVID, and their contacts, have successfully self-isolated at home since the pandemic began.

Scuba diver with a shark

From working on Jaws to putting herself in danger, Valerie Taylor vowed to change public attitudes to sharks. A new film dives deeply into her underwater life.

anonymous women face a female judge in a courtroom

In a survey of over 200 judges in NSW, a quarter said they received threats on their lives and nearly a third reported experiencing trauma from the daily exposure to violent crimes.

a very sad snowman

One cold winter doesn't negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won't help.

scott morrison

Australia's Prime Minister wants reform of the World Trade Organisation to rein in China's "economic coercion". But it also needs to constructively engage with China on that reform.

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