• Society

    Contribute to our new journal on complex problem solving


    Peter Massingham |  October 14, 2019


    Submissions are being welcomed for Global Access Partners’ new venture, the Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems (BESS), launched at GAP’s 10th Annual Economic Summit in the NSW Legislative Assembly Chamber in September.


  • Science and Technology

    Industry funded research vs the truth


    Lisa Bero |  October 14, 2019


    Medical and scientific research is increasingly funded by commercial companies looking to promote their own agenda, and other scientists, policy makers and the public should remain wary of findings paid for by vested interests.


  • Environment

    The rafts wiping out Pacific tuna damage the wider environment too


    Lauriane Escalle |  October 14, 2019


    Fishermen exploit tuna’s natural attraction to floating objects to lure them near GPS-equipped rafts. However, these rafts are also attracting increasing concern around the Pacific for their impact on tuna stocks and the wider environment.


Latest Story

  • China’s southward march has little historical foundation

    Philip Bowring     |      October 14, 2019

    There’s little basis in history or economics for China’s claim to hegemony over the South China Sea or beyond, however much it expands its modern navy.

  • The genius – and madness – of advanced AI

    Alan Stevenson     |      October 13, 2019

    Multi-agent artificial intelligence (MAAI) can be used to model the social, health and economic effects of possible scenarios and improve social planning, however technology can also be misused by those with the power to control it.

  • Unlocking the secret to changing our minds

    Elliot Lawry     |      October 13, 2019

    New research tracks the neural patterns that allow us to change our minds in the hope that understanding this process could help make people make better decisions in life, business and government.

  • Understanding China’s view of international order

    Melissa Conley Tyler     |      October 13, 2019

    Whether you agree with any part of China’s perspective or not, it’s worth understanding how China’s foreign policy elite see regional and global power issues and the place of China on the world stage.

  • Extinction Rebellion: how to craft a protest brand

    Julie Shiels     |      October 12, 2019

    Branding is everything these days, and the environmental movement Extinction Rebellion has succeeded in gaining attention in part because of a unified marketing effort.

  • Australia could help lead the world in shellfish aquaculture

    Open Forum     |      October 12, 2019

    Some of the greatest global opportunities for developing of shellfish aquaculture lie in the waters around the South Australian Gulfs, the coasts around Tasmania and the Manning-Hawkesbury region of NSW, according to Australian and international research.

  • The facts about meth addiction

    Kailey Fitzgerald     |      October 12, 2019

    Methamphetamine (“Ice”) is an extremely addictive stimulant that causes a multitude of severe health problems. It is perhaps the most damaging illegal drug used in Australia, but individual users can recover with the proper support over time.

  • Top tips to cut your air conditioning costs

    Alexis Walker     |      October 11, 2019

    As summer approaches and Australia heats up once again, the temptation to turn on the air conditioner will be tempered by its boost to our electricity bills. Cut the cost – and reduce the spikes in power demands – by following these seven tips to keep cool.

  • Pokies, guns and money

    Open Forum     |      October 11, 2019

    The strong-arm tactics used by Australia’s gambling industry to maximise their profits and evade social responsibility resemble those of the National Rifle Association in the United States of America.

  • World peace (and how we can achieve it)

    Mark Beeson     |      October 11, 2019

    A new book by security expert Alex Bellamy is a ‘must read’ for anyone with even a passing interest in the theory and, more importantly, the possible practice of world peace.

  • Help solve the snow gum murder mystery

    Open Forum     |      October 11, 2019

    Researchers from The Australian National University are asking the public to help investigate a phenomenon that’s killing Australia’s iconic snow gums.

  • Mind your micro-nutrients

    Said Ajlouni     |      October 10, 2019

    Environmental and health concerns mean that many people are switching to a plant-based diet, but they can risk missing out on some key micronutrients.