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Gender diversity in science media still has a long way to go. Here's a 5-step plan to move it along

  • Written by Merryn McKinnon, Senior lecturer, Australian National University
Gender diversity in science media still has a long way to go. Here's a 5-step plan to move it along

Public representation of science in the media still struggles to reflect the true diversity of those who work in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). According to the Women in Leadership Australia’s 2019 Women for Media Report, women are quoted as sources in just 33% of science news stories.

However, this figure is based on...

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It might sound 'batshit insane' but Australia could soon export sunshine to Asia via a 3,800km cable

  • Written by John Mathews, Professor of Strategic Management, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University
It might sound 'batshit insane' but Australia could soon export sunshine to Asia via a 3,800km cableSHUTTERSTOCK

Australia is the world’s third largest fossil fuels exporter – a fact that generates intense debate as climate change intensifies. While the economy is heavily reliant on coal and gas export revenues, these fuels create substantial greenhouse gas emissions when burned overseas.

Australia doesn’t currently export...

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Mark Butler on Labor's 2050 carbon neutral target

  • Written by Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

Mark Butler, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, is optimistic that Labor is better placed to prosecute its climate policy at the next election, compared to the last.

“I think we are better positioned now for two reasons.”

“Firstly, I think the business community has shifted substantially over the last couple of years,...

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Diversity quotas will only lead to token appointments, doing more harm than good

  • Written by Akshaya Kamalnath, Lecturer (Corporate law), Auckland University of Technology
Diversity quotas will only lead to token appointments, doing more harm than goodShutterstock

Global investment company Goldman Sachs recently announced it would only take startups public if they had at least one diverse board member.

In New Zealand, a new KiwiSaver fund, CareSaver, announced it would only invest in listed companies that had women on boards.

Corporate diversity is an international trend for big market players,...

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