The independence of Australia’s central bank doesn’t make it infallible. It should welcome peer review.
That no Australian government in almost a decade has successfully brought this policy to a formal close is astonishing. In fact, Australia ceased transferring new arrivals offshore in 2014.
Like atomic bombs and chemical and biological weapons, deadly drones that make their own decisions must be tightly controlled by an international treaty.
Australians who normally live overseas will face an even tougher time coming back to Australia, under new rules that start this week.
Ironically, it is the “ivory-tower” economists who tend to do the most interesting, and valuable, work.
An article in the eminent US magazine Science has triggered debate over whether scientists should use climate models. Here’s what you should know about climate models ahead of today’s IPCC report.
NSW needs to mandate masks outdoors, provide adequate financial support, set up a ‘ring of steel’, use rapid tests for essential workers, and ensure cases not in full isolation get to zero, among others.
Automation is set to put a lot of people out of work - but machine learning could help them find their next career.
The sameness of the way in which universities present themselves is based on a shared view of what they think stakeholders want. Behind the official facade it’s more like ‘organised anarchy’.
Uber’s downsides are well publicised, but it may have a big social benefit in helping to reduce the incidence of drunk driving.