Protecting our protected areas
Conservation sites are being compromised by commercial and population growth, putting pressure on ecosystems and threatened species.
Unlocking the school gates
Despite its illegality, 'gatekeeping' remains a barrier to inclusive education. But parents can find that knowledge is power in combating the practice.
Tales of neglect
The aged care royal commission's interim report paints a picture of a system in deep crisis. Its recommendations for action have some merit, but won't address what are underlying systemic problems.
Whatever the outcome of the bid to remove Donald Trump from office, it won't be easy to restore faith in the integrity of US political processes.
Smart machines, numb humans
Will the rise of algorithmic decision-making and AI threaten the essential elements of being human?
Why old-school climate denial has had its day
Ten years ago, politicians would routinely voice disdain for climate science. Now, while the policy debate remains fierce, the battleground has shifted to economics and jobs.
Time to walk the tightrope
Now the election dust has settled, both the Coalition and Labor need to carefully consider their next moves.
Whistleblowers: protected or pursued?
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is the biggest whistleblower the world has ever seen, but he is not alone in being pursued relentlessly after exposing embarrassing information or misconduct.
Dowry abuse: a growing problem in Australia
To address it, dowry abuse first needs to be recognised as a key form of economic abuse within the broader framework of domestic and family violence.
The silent threat to pedestrians
The growing popularity of electric cars presents an increasing risk to the visually impaired.
Australia’s Modern Slavery Act: an explainer
The new law means large organisations will need to report annually on their efforts to address the risk of exploitation in their supply chains.
Return to White Australia? Surveys say no
The calls for bans on Muslim and, more recently, African immigration aren't supported by the majority of Australians.
US midterms: the houses divided
Although the Republicans retained control of the Senate, indications are that it's the Democrats who'll prove the bigger winners.
Trump's messy trail
US President Donald Trump’s job remains secure, but the electoral fates of many of his congressional allies are at stake.
Are you in, or are you out?
Australians have until November 15 to opt out of the My Health Record database, in what is looming as a fork in the road for our healthcare system.
Steady as she goes for VAD
Voluntary assisted dying scaremongering is threatening to shut the door on important and much-needed access to VAD in other Australian states and territories.
Dragging the chain on SDGs progress
A new report reveals Australia is lagging behind most wealthy nations in working towards the globally agreed goals.
Journalism's fight to keep it real
Further cuts to the ABC, suppression orders and anti-terror and surveillance laws are making it increasingly difficult for independent journalism to thrive.
Palmer's political populism push
Clive Palmer believes he can recapture the magic that saw him elected to Parliament in 2013, but what his new party – and others on the right – needs is more discipline.
Where to now for Melbourne City Council?
Melbourne’s defective city democracy is on show again with an election for lord mayor following the forced resignation of Robert Doyle.
Can the budget revive the Coalition?
This time the pressure is particularly intense, given that the Turnbull government has trailed Labor in the past 31 Newspolls.
Treasurer shows us the money
Scott Morrison's 2018 federal budget is aimed at winning back middle Australia, with 10 million workers set to receive tax refunds worth up to $530.
What did the Queen know about the Dismissal?
The secrecy surrounding the details of the Whitlam government's removal exemplifies "our arcane and subservient status as constitutional monarchy".
Pre-approval process under threat
A bill before Parliament may further weaken the procedure of checking claims made in advertisements for medicines.
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Arts
David Copolov, AO
Professor of Psychiatry and Pro Vice-Chancellor
Associate Professor of Journalism, School of Media, Film and Journalism
PhD candidate, School of Social Sciences
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine
Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford
Kate de Bruin
Lecturer, Educational Psychology and Inclusive Education
Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
PhD Candidate, Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Professor, Communications and Media Studies
Associate Professor, Monash University Accident Research Centre
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Research Fellow, Monash University Accident Research Centre
Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
Associate Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy
Senior lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Criminology
Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Professor of Practice in Digital Health
Chair, Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) and ClimateWorks Australia, Monash University
Research Program Manager, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Senior Research Fellow, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics, Monash University
Professor of Law