October 20, 2023
Thousands of years of lived experience informs Indigenous understanding of Australia’s true seasons, offering many advantages over a four-season cycle imported from Europe.
October 13, 2023
The extraordinary reforms made in the wake of the Spanish flu pandemic show how Australia could use the experience of Covid to benefit future generations.
October 5, 2023
At a time when politics is increasingly catering to the interests of older Australians, the push is again on to lower the voting age for the first time since the 1970s.
September 28, 2023
How do you ban betting ads without bankrupting the sports sector? A 1980s initiative to boot tobacco out of sport shows the way.
September 22, 2023
The transition to electric vehicles faces plenty of obstacles, but they are dwarfed by the challenges overcome in shifting from horse-and-carriage to motor cars.
September 14, 2023
The 19th-century struggle for the eight-hour day shows how to secure a four-day working week
September 7, 2023
The private sponsorship scheme that saved hundreds of thousands of refugees – and could reshape how Australians relate to asylum seekers.
September 1, 2023
How a campaign to secure female lavatories in the early 1900s offers lessons for bathroom equity issues today.
August 25, 2023
Australians who helped lead the way in phasing out CFCs reveal how to repeat their success to solve the climate crisis
August 17, 2023
The right to protest is under assault - but the resistance against Johannes Bjelke-Petersen shows how to fight back
August 11, 2023
The bold postwar scheme that saw new Australians arrive with their homes “on their backs”.
August 4, 2023
Amidst the graveyard of failed referendums, there is one success Voice supporters are turning to for inspiration: a promise to “right wrongs” against Indigenous Australians.