Opinion

Nuclear blockchain

UNSW experts will present a new shared ledger system to delegates at the IAEA Symposium on International Safeguards in Austria.

A view of a street with a row of new houses being built

The recent federal budget neglects the need to reform an ailing system.

An aerial drone view of a surfer and a dark shape of a shark nearby, both identified by AI

Discerning whether that dark splodge in the water is a shark or just, say, seaweed isn’t always straightforward.

A closeup of a cassowary bird

The nature repair market is sold as a good news story: willing land managers benefiting nature with support from the private sector. But if offsets are part of it, the reality could be very different.

sliding doors to an ndis office

Behind the planning process sits an opaque system of automated decision-making. It rests on a generated plan, called a ‘typical support package’.

people sandbagging a shop in a regional town in australia

The budget earmarked worthwhile climate measures, but many are piecemeal. Amid record-breaking extreme weather in Australia, federal spending on climate action still falls well short.

A footpath leading to suburban houses

Shade, street furniture, streetscapes – they all matter when it comes to making a footpath appealing.

solar panels in bright and warm sunlight seen from above

The world’s solar panels rely on technology pioneered in Australia. Now our researchers are working on ultra-low-cost, high efficiency solar cells.

dead fish float in water of the menindee lakes

Climate change shouldn’t be used as a 'get out-of jail free' card to excuse bad decision-making and poor planning decisions.

an outstreached hand against a dark background

For the National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children to benefit all Australian women, it requires indigenous-led, trauma-informed approaches to working with Aboriginal families.

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