• Energy and Environment Health

    Australia comes bottom of the class on climate action.


    John Iser |  November 24, 2017


    Australia has scored poorly in the recently released Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) coming 54 of 57 countries and remaining a long way from Paris targets. Dr John Iser of Doctors for the Environment discusses the major additional effort to be undertaken if Australia is to increase its ranking.


  • Economy Science and Technology

    Space and national security


    Brett Biddington |  November 23, 2017


    Space is an inherently ‘dual use’ – meaning space technologies have both military and civil/commercial application. CEO of the recent International Astronautical Congress Brett Biddington AM considers this dynamic on the development of a national space agency.


  • Science and Technology Society

    Understanding the Global Navigation Satellite System


    Ben Southwell |  November 22, 2017


    Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is an umbrella term encompassing all global systems including GPS. There just so happens to be a GNSS hotspot over Australia. Ben Southwell from the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) explains the term and how it relates to potential growth in our space capabilities.


Latest Story

  • The rise of extremism

    Ted Cantle     |      November 21, 2017

    We are now in one of the most difficult and dangerous political periods for fifty years. The founding father of community cohesion Professor Ted Cantle CBE outlines the struggle facing mainstream political views.

  • Agriculture beyond the farm gate

    Professor Michael Friend     |      November 21, 2017

    As we celebrate Australian agriculture today #AgDay, Director of the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Professor Michael Friend writes about the value of the sector beyond the farm gate and the important role of research across the value chain.

  • Is it time to think about ‘organic indoor air’?

    Marco Amati     |      November 20, 2017

    Rising public concern towards exposure to toxins and pollutants have led researchers to consider our indoor environment. Environmental scientist Marco Amati explains the important role indoor plants can play in eliminating harmful toxins from these areas.

  • After postal vote, we will never think of western Sydney the same way again

    Andy Marks     |      November 17, 2017

    The emphatic “no” response from western Sydney shows that the epicentre of conservative values no longer lies in regional NSW. Assistant Vice-Chancellor of UWS Dr Andy Marks explores Sydney’s results.

  • Why is sport so important in Australian culture?

    Stefan Grun     |      November 16, 2017

    Australians like to think of themselves as sports obsessives, a nation of people who play hard, are loyal to their team and passionate about sporting endeavour. Stefan Grun looks at the background to this sense of national identity.