The cost of solar power is plummeting. But, while China leads the world in exporting photovoltaic-technology based on Australian ingenuity, this country is falling further behind, writes Professor Martin Green.
For the first time, Australia may be in the right place at the right time to weather the economic storms predicted by the World Bank, says 'The Airport Economist' Tim Harcourt, JW Neville Fellow in Economics at UNSW's Australian School of Business.
OPINION: By putting the team's interests ahead of his own, Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke is showing a new maturity and respect for the game, and it could turn his reputation around, writes Tim Harcourt.
OPINION: Beyond composting the kitchen scraps and making sure the bottles and paper go in the yellow bin, most of us are reluctant to pay the real price of our profligate lifestyles, writes Jenny Stewart.
OPINION: Separating people according to their race is based upon a discredited 19th-century scientific theory. Unfortunately, this thinking remains embedded in Australia's constitutional DNA, writes Professor George Williams.