Recreating the energy market
Energy is an essential service, but is it accessible, equitable and affordable for consumers?
Better governance and policy
Research plays a pivotal role in local and global government and policy development.The following articles are written by and feature some of the leading academics in this field who are helping to influence policy change and improve human well-being.
'You don’t look like a scientist'
Times have changed, but the gendered stereotype that scientists are predominantly serious, professional, white men is one that persists.
Faking it, for real
The popularity of face-swapping software has resulted in the disturbing trend of 'deepfakes' that can be used for nefarious purposes.
Why government needs to intervene to fix the building industry.
Changing course to prevent assault
To drive lasting change regarding sexual harassment and assault, greater effort needs to be directed towards preventing these issues from arising in the first place.
Turning darkness into light
A Melbourne primary school's focus on ensuring its migrant students feel that they belong has resulted in a valuable learning tool.
Falling short on family violence
Despite having a code of practice in place for investigating incidents, police duty failures are all too common.
Caught between #metoo and the gun-show
Hyper-masculinity is a defining feature of global politics, but the #metoo movement is prising open opportunities to pursue gender equality as women fight back.
Death knell: killing off capital punishment
A new institute is leading the push to eliminate the 'faulty' justice of the death penalty.
Tapping into change
Safe and clean access to water and sanitation is still not a right afforded to everyone, even in Australia.
Pokies, we have a problem
Poker machines are doing great harm, but the gaming industry's deep pockets means it's an issue that's unlikely to be solved any time soon.