Opinion

Map of Australia with pins in it

A lot would need to go right for reality to turn out as good as the projections in the Treasurer's intergenerational report.

Health care workers wearing PPE

The federal government has announced COVID-19 vaccination will now become mandatory for aged-care workers. This comes amid a slow and troubled rollout in the sector.

Eleanor Roosevelt with King George VI, Sarah Delano Roosevelt, Queen Elizabeth and Franklin Roosevelt

As first lady during the Depression and Second World War, Roosevelt was instrumental in how the US was run – and did much to advance women in that role.

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.

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