This year's preliminary NAPLAN results show Australian students are flatlining after 10 years of the controversial tests, writes Glenn C. Savage.
Current government policy penalises the sector of the economy where there is the largest proportion of existing employment and the best prospects for future growth, argues John Wanna.
A new study pushes back the first known evidence of human activity in Australia - to 65,000 years ago. Here the research team - including Chris Clarkson from The University of Queensland - describe the significance of their discoveries.
We don't need another review of Australia's space industry - we just need a space agency, writes Andrew Dempster.
The future of Network Ten is not primarily about business or economics. It is primarily about power. Yet the formal processes the network’s proposed sale has to go through take no account of this reality, argues Denis Muller.
South Australia's giant battery will provide grid stability and may reduce power prices, but it also an important step towards a new energy future, write Ariel Liebman and Kaveh Rajab Khalilpour.
Public health experts traditionally expect to see a very strong pattern of health inequality – the poorer you are, the more likely you are to be unwell and die before your time. But newly available data on cancer incidence rates show that’s not always the case, writes John Glover from Torrens University Australia.