Opinion

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.

Elderly man in a coma

If you became suddenly unwell, would your family or health team know your wishes? Here's why advance care planning should be part of Australia's strategic response to COVID-19.

woman working from home

We asked 1400 managers to rate working from home. Some 8.4% said their teams were less productive, 57% said it was the same, and 34% said it was higher.

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