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Editors’ Picks

Education for humans in an AI world

Today's disrupted and disrupting environment presents challenges and opportunities that have government, industry, enterprise and education grappling to strategically re-orientate for a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. As technology increasingly shapes our terrain, it’s human interactions that will matter more. Read More

Housing policy reset is overdue, and not only in Australia

There’s a growing sense that core aspects of the governmental mindset that have underpinned housing policy since the 1980s are long overdue for a rethink. And not just in Australia. Federal and state elections in coming weeks provide a timely moment for Australians to reflect on the increasingly obvious failure of governments to manage the triple crises of inflated property prices, lack of affordable housing for people on low to moderate incomes, and property market volatility. Read More

The public service and caretaker government

Elections are periods of intense emotion and elevated temptation. The stakes are high and the political process is highly charged. The government will want to maximise the benefits that come from incumbency and the opposition (and MPs generally) will want to extract all they can from the extra authority that comes their way in an election. Read More

Protecting the world from the threat of pandemics

With the increase of global travel and trade, new infections can spread rapidly across countries and continents. The need to prepare pandemic response plans that are both flexible and scalable is an urgent challenge for policy-makers and practitioners. Read More

Backing the strengths of Aboriginal young people

For Aboriginal people, connection to our country, culture and family can be profoundly healing. But in the many decades we’ve spent working to improve the health of Australia’s first peoples - it’s a strength that has too often been ignored and squandered. Read More