It’s so tragically familiar. Australia has had dozens of inquiries, reports and reform efforts in child protection, yet terrible things still happen to children known to child protection agencies.
From designing vaccine supply chains to improving PPE to rebuilding trust, systematically bringing engineering knowhow to public health problems could make a huge difference.
It’s vital to look through a systems lens to understand how future food chains should interact and how risk should be managed. This is particularly critical as we confront a second wave of COVID-19.
How could a nation like Australia came close to a humanitarian crisis during the recent bushfires? A problem-solving theory called “systems thinking” can help us find out.
A rethink in the approach to road freight transport safety is urgently required to reduce fatalities and injuries.
Wider societal issues are driving road user behaviour, which cannot be fixed by taking a traditional road safety approach.
An aggressive posture is one thing – but doing something about it is another, as countries factor in the costs and risks of aggression.