2019, issue 43, Dan Woodman: Like other countries, the major challenges Australia faces are not ours alone. They are also at their core about inequality and how we live together. These include the regulation of financial markets, human rights (our refugee policies are providing a horrible example to other countries moving to the right), the rise of populism, and even the stability of our political system. Australia is a stable democracy on many measures, but we’re now world leader in the rate we replace Prime Ministers. Arguably the biggest threat facing Australia, and the world, is climate change. This requires the expertise and resourcing of natural scientists, but it also demands the attention of social sciences.