In this issue:

The Threat to International Higher Education;

The Seven Habits of Carbon Effective Organisations;

Road Trauma is Breaking the Nation;

Schools and Cyberbullying; and

What If There Was No News

The Threat to International Higher Education

The higher education sector in Australia has come to rely heavily on international students. The fees paid by these students have plugged the gap opened up by the long-term decline in public expenditure. But as John Phillimore and Paul Koshy point out in this article, international students are turning away from Australia. And the effects will be felt far beyond the education sector.

Carbon Tax or Emissions Trading? Competitiveness in a Carbon Constrained World, or The Seven Habits of Carbon Effective Organisations

The public policy debate about climate change in Australia keeps shifting with the new Prime Minister now suggesting that a carbon tax might be the best approach to take. In this article, Professor Andrew Griffiths and Dr Paul Dargusch look beyond the legislative horizon to bring to light the innovative shifts already taking place.

Road Trauma is Breaking the Nation

The nation’s love affair with the private motor vehicle is still in full swing as petrol prices have stabilized and governments continue to invest heavily in road infrastructure. But public transport patronage has increased as well, wherever it has been made readily accessible. And, as Robert Dow argues, it simply makes so much more sense, in terms of economics, public safety and community-building.

Schools and Cyberbullying

Social interaction is extended, modified and sometimes intensified in all kinds of ways by modern technologies such as the mobile phone and the internet. Unfortunately, bullying is no exception. In this article, Marilyn Campbell reflects on the phenomenon of cyberbullying and how this problem might be tackled.

What If There Was No News?

There is no shortage of news nowadays. If you don’t have a TV, radio, computer or newspaper nearby, you can always get updates on your mobile phone. You don’t even need to subscribe to pay TV anymore to have access to channels devoted 24 hours a day to news. Martin Leet wonders what it would be like if there was no news?