Australian scientist Mark Oliphant helped push the development of nuclear weapons during World War II but later riled at US attempts to keep the UK and others out of the nuclear arms race, writes Darren Holden.
Trains and trams get the most attention, but 'tweaking' bus transit can transform cities. Jason Byrne and Emma Pharo argue buses can be more cost-effective and deliver better services.
The new pro-coal ‘Monash Forum’ follows in a rich political tradition of think tanks and pressure groups, all with names calculated to lend themselves maximum gravitas and a large dose of obfuscation, argues Marc Hudson.
The recent elections in Tasmania, South Australia and the byelection in Batman have left an impression that the advance of the minor parties has stalled. This is not necessarily the case, writes Nick Economou.
The Australian Hotels Association of South Australia claims poker machine reforms proposed by Nick Xenophon's SA Best party would wipe out 'many of the 26,000' jobs in the hotel industry. Is that right? Fabrizio Carmignani examines the claim.
Our energy system puts consumers more or less at the mercy of business and regulators, but what if the future of energy meant putting the power back in the hands of households? A team working on a battery trial in Tasmania questions SA Labor's "virtual power plant" concept.
The launch of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket is undoubtedly a spectacular feat of engineering - but the release of a sports car into orbit also says something about our values as human beings, writes Flinders University's Alice Gorman.