January 26: Reimagining Australia Day
A day that is meant to bring everyone together to reflect on national identity, draws us down a dark alley of division.
Japan '66: the Beatles, Budokan ... and death threats
When the Fab Four stepped off the plane for their 1966 tour, they were greeted not by screaming fans, but a security detail.
Australian identity: What does it mean to you?
Australia once identified itself as the “lucky country”, a place where the “Aussie battler” was given a fair go, but can it still lay claim to this?
Parliamentary entitlements: what's allowed and what's not?
In the past few years, some MPs have made extravagant claims on their parliamentary entitlements. So, what are they actually allowed to use the money for?
Building more roads will not solve our transport crisis
As Melbourne's population continues to grow, building more roads isn't the answer to its transport woes.
Do as I say, not as I do: hypocrisy in schools
As adults in the school community, we need to ensure we align our behaviour with our expectations of students.
Safer roads are no accident, but there's plenty of work still to do
It took a coordinated effort to reduce Victoria's road toll from a peak of 1034 in 1969, but there's plenty of work still to do.
Despite the rhetoric, Greece's woes look to be far from over
Greece Prime Minister Alex Tsipras has declared that the country is back on its feet, but the numbers indicate its problems are far from over.
Understanding AI: it’s speed and algorithms, not magic
The challenge is to integrate AI into our society just like we’ve done with other valuable but dangerous technologies in the past, like electricity and cars.
Order in the house
Anna Burke has represented unions and employers, contested (and won) six federal elections, and made politicians of all stripes behave in her role as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
An eye for the big picture
From his office high above the New York business district, Paul Sheard closely scrutinises the global economy. And he’s never seen anything like what’s unfolding now.
How to move energy policy models beyond bias and vested interests
We need to move past biased, opaque models for energy policies.
Victoria's voluntary assisted dying law isn't on a slippery slope
Voluntary assisted dying scaremongering is threatening to shut the door on important and much-needed access to VAD in other Australian states and territories.
Emma Husar allegations show a need for clearer rules about what MPs can - and cannot - do
With public trust in politicians low, it's time to look at making tighter, clearer regulations about MP behaviour, including the role of their staffers.
The fight to keep it real: ABC cuts another blow to independent journalism
Further cuts to the ABC, suppression orders and anti-terror and surveillance laws are making it increasingly difficult for independent journalism to thrive.
To design safer parks for women, city planners must listen to their stories
Australia has guidelines for designing safe parks, but the stories of many women show these are not enough. We must involve women in co-designing these shared public spaces.
Six reasons AI technology will never take over from human teachers
Technology is threatening the role of the highly trained teacher, but the lack of human connection means machines will never replace them.
Bayesian networks research helping intelligence analysts get it right
A multimillion-dollar project aims to decrease the guesswork through crowdsourcing of a different kind.
The 'most undemocratic municipality in Australia' set for a new lord mayor
Melbourne’s defective city democracy is on show again with an election for lord mayor following the forced resignation of Robert Doyle.
2018 federal budget: Turnbull Government all talk, no action on family violence
The Turnbull government's budget has failed to match its expressed desire to take violence against women seriously.
Good intentions don’t equal good management
Malcolm Turnbull's knee-jerk ban on sex between ministers and their staff raises questions about effective workplace codes of conduct.
A tale of two cities - Melbourne's a multicultural hub, but still has its problems
Melbourne is undoubtedly a multicultural hub, but questions over social exclusion show that it's far from perfect.
People don’t know much about our High Court and that’s a worry
When it comes to the highest court in the land, Australians are guilty of ignorance.
Spending more money on private schools doesn’t guarantee success
Socio-economic status levels the playing field when it comes to schools' academic performance.
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