The once and future grid
10 March 2014
Just as the stories of King Arthur and his tragic story of Camelot, Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table continue to capture our imaginations, so do the possibilities of new electricity generation technologies totally transforming our lives.
Energy still the most scrutinised sector in Australia
10 March 2014
The past few years have seen the rise of a peculiar phenomenon in the Australian energy industry: a surprising number of reviews and policy forming consultations at both the Federal and State levels
Eviction from the middle class: how tenuous jobs penalise women
7 March 2014
Treasurer Joe Hockey wants a new debate about pushing the pension eligibility age beyond 67. This could provide fresh challenges for people who have been evicted from the middle class by midlife.
Australia's role in solving the Ukraine-Russia standoff
4 March 2014
The current crisis in the Ukraine is the most serious stand off in Europe since the Cold War ended suddenly and dramatically in 1989.
Qantas workers will be joining a growing job queue
3 March 2014
The exact nature and location of the job cuts announced yesterday at Qantas are still sketchy, but Alan Joyce’s announcement indicates 5000 equivalent full-time jobs will be cut in the next three years, with four thousand jobs scheduled to end in 2015.