• Education

    Welcome to the GAP summit


    Catherine Fritz-Kalish |  September 20, 2019


    Catherine Fritz-Kalish, the head of Global Access Partners, stressed the importance of education to her family, her institute and the nation in welcoming guests to GAP’s 10th Annual Economic Summit at NSW Parliament House in Sydney.


  • International

    The Saudi oil strike shows the new way of war


    Malcolm Davis |  September 20, 2019


    Australia’s defence planners must learn the lessons the attack on Abqaiq teach us about the risks of sticking with traditional mindsets and maintaining old paradigms in the face of rapid changes in warfare.


  • Environment

    Wildlife needs wilderness


    Open Forum |  September 20, 2019


    The global conservation community has been urged to adopt a specific target to protect the world’s remaining wilderness areas to prevent the large scale loss of endangered species.


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  • School-leavers need better career education to make good choices

    Open Forum     |      September 19, 2019

    The latest report from Global Access Partners (GAP) says universities should be encouraged to offer credit to school-leavers who achieve high results in relevant senior secondary courses, as well as develop new courses for specialist career educators.

  • The challenge of the contemporary university

    James Arvanitakis     |      September 19, 2019

    Professor James Arvanitakis argues that universities must consciously train graduates to be active, engaged, empowered and committed citizens, as well as pursuing traditional scholarship, if the world’s ‘wicked problems’ are to be addressed in time.

  • Treading softly in power diplomacy

    Natalia Grincheva     |      September 19, 2019

    Museums have emerged as new and effective actors of cultural soft power, including institutions in countries like China and Russia whose interests and actions seem diametrically opposed to the West.

  • Lifelong learning for Australia’s future

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      September 18, 2019

    The upcoming GAP Annual Economic Summit will consider ways to prepare new generations of Australians for a future characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

  • What President Trump needs to hear from Prime Minister Morrison

    James Curran     |      September 18, 2019

    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s state visit to Washington later this week is a rare honour, and he should make the most of it by telling Mr Trump a few home truths.

  • Australia should retain more international students

    Jihyun Lee     |      September 18, 2019

    Australia’s university sector is one of the most attractive for international students. So why not try to keep them when they graduate rather than lose the talent we’ve helped train and educate?

  • Why are the rain forests burning?

    Trent Penman     |      September 17, 2019

    Forests around the world – from the Amazon to South-East Asia and Australia – are on fire, largely due to the direct and indirect actions of man.

  • What’s in store for Facebook Libra?

    Ian Tan     |      September 17, 2019

    Facebook is working on a cryptocurrency called Libra, which it hopes will be used by millions of Facebook users in developing countries who don’t own a bank account.

  • Mr Morrison goes to Washington

    Peter Jennings     |      September 17, 2019

    There’s no doubting the friendship and shared history of the USA and Australia, but it’s not immediately obvious that their current leaders have a common vision for peace, security and prosperity.

  • The human language of AI

    Julian Koplin     |      September 16, 2019

    Artificial intelligence can be convincingly human-like when it writes news or even poetry, raising ethical issues for the future.

  • NSW residents want action to safeguard water supplies

    Stuart Snell     |      September 16, 2019

    As rainfall dwindles and reserves run dry, residents of NSW are increasingly anxious about the future of domestic fresh water supplies.

  • Let’s “think different” about national security

    Ewen Levick     |      September 16, 2019

    We know what the future of our region looks like, but unless we start thinking about how we think, that knowledge may not be enough to help us cope with it.