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  • 27 February 2024

    While the political and policy focus has rightly been on regulating artificial intelligence, we also need to plan now to harness AI’s power as a policymaking tool – especially, its capacity to model outcomes in complex systems.

    José-Miguel Bello y Villarino

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    Australia deserves a public service that embodies its multiculturalism – diversity targets are a proven way to get there.

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19 December 2023|

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Children in crisis need real relationships: the case for a child connection system

6 December 2023|

A child protection system preoccupied with risk aversion is impeding the emotional growth of children. We need a new model based on relational care and reciprocity to break the cycle.

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While governments often prioritise rebuilding roads and other physical infrastructure post-disaster, just as great a focus is needed on supporting communities to build resilient social infrastructure.

Microcredentials: Small steppingstones towards a more inclusive future?

10 October 2023|

Skills mismatches will grow due to climate change and its economic fallout. Microcredentials can enable rapid and inclusive re-skilling while offering universities an opportunity to re-invent their mission in a “climate changed” world.

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