- “The not-so-clever country”, The Bulletin, 9 October 2002.
- “The Sum and Product of Our Difficulties: Challenges Facing the Mathematical Sciences in Australian Universities“, Peter Hall, Australian Mathematical Society Gazette, March 2004.
- “A View of Statistics in Australia“, Peter Hall, Amstat News and the Funneled Web, May 2004.
- “Australian mathematics no longer counts“, Peter Hall, Australasian Science, July 2004.
- “The crisis in maths in Australia“, Hyam Rubinstein, On Line Opinion, 16 May 2006.
- “Maths teaching fails to add up to standard“, Justine Ferrari, The Australian, 16 January 2007
- “20 years to fix science“, Justine Ferrari, The Australian, 17 January 2007
- “Advisers fail to sell sciences: medallist”, Justine Ferrari, The Australian, 20 January 2007.
- “Do the maths: neglect plus shortages equals crisis“, editorial, The Age, 9 February 2007
- “Numbers people don’t stack up“, William Dunsmuir, The Australian, 28 February 2007
- “Employers warn on VCE maths drop-off“, Chee Chee Leung, The Age, 12 March 2007
- “Go figure!“, Elisabeth Tarica, The Age, 14 May 2007
- “Maths courses a minus: Gillard“, Patricia Karvelas, The Australian, 9 April 2008
- “Back to the future“, Jan de Gier, Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society, May 2008.
- “Mathematics in today’s world“, Terence Tao, guest editorial, The Funneled Web, 9 April 2008. Reprinted in the Toowoomba Chronicle, 15 April 2008.
- “Excitement part of the equation”, Jane Watson, The Australian, 16 April 2008.
- “Add it up: maths is hot stuff“, Erica Cervini, The Australian Financial Review, 5 May 2008. (A scanned copy is available here.)
- “Best brains won’t make the numbers“, Andrew Trounson, The Australian, 21 May 2008.
- “Shortage of specialist maths teachers“, Andrew Trounson, The Australian, 21 May 2008.
- “Doing the maths on rebuilding“, Andrew Trounson, The Australian, 11 June 2008. (See also this companion article on Flinders.)
- “Australian mathletes head to Madrid“, Thea Dikeos, 7:30 Report, 8 July 2008.
- “Citations not only measure of quality“, Andrew Trounson, The Australian, 9 July 2008.
- “In summary, maths is too simple“, Justine Ferrari, The Australian, 12 July 2008. (See also the companion pieces by Julia Gillard and by Kevin Donnelly.)
- “Maths push adds up“, Editorial, The Australian, 16 October 2008.
- “A disturbing set of numbers“, Nalini Joshi, The Australian, 18 February 2009.
- “Summing up a failure“, Marty Ross, the Melbourne Age, 23 Februrary 2009.
- “No maths for top kids“, Miawling Lam, Sunday Telegraph, 1 March 2009. (Reprinted with permission of the author.)
- “Maths in crisis as teachers go private“, Andrew Trounson, The Australian, 4 March 2009.
- “Subject of shame: we suck at sums“, Justine Ferrari, The Australian, 4 March 2009.
- “Alarm at Australian Research Council ‘restrictions’“, Guy Healy, the Australian, 22 April 2009.
- “Rebuilding the mathematical sciences“, Hyam Rubinstein, ScienceAlert, 15 May 2009.
- “Review into poor mathematics qualifications“, Andrew Trounson, the Australian, 2 June 2009.
- “Claims VU’s maths doesn’t add up“, Andrew Trounson, the Australian, 7 June 2009
- “Access to mathematics is vital for equity“, Jan Thomas, Australasian Science, October 2009.
- “Mathematics skills out for the count“, Bruce McDougall, The Daily Telegraph, 26 Oct 2009.
- “Students in almost 60 percent of high schools taught by unqualified teachers“, Bruce McDougall, The Daily Telegraph, 26 Oct 2009.
- “Maths ability ‘dangerously low’“, Farrah Tomazin, The Age, March 10 2010.
- “Group of Eight Review’s sum of all fears: maths is in serious decline”, Lucy Hood, The Australian, March 10 2010.
- “Go figure: maths no longer in its prime”, by Jennie Curint, Sydney Morning Herald, March 10 2010.
- “Mathematics students in significant decline“, Luke Slattery and Nicolas Perpitch, The Australian, March 11 2010.
- “Call to set maths whiz targets“, Andrew Trounson, The Australian, March 11 2010.
- “Equation for maths warns of disaster“, Luke Slattery, The Australian, March 11 2010.
- “Maths in crisis“, Glynn Rogers, ABC radio, March 14 2010.
- “Declining numeracy is shaping our future“, Guy Healy, the Australian, March 17 2010.
- “Numbers game we can win”, by Mary O’Kane, the Australian, March 24 2010.
- “The numbers don’t add up in maths class”, by Nalini Joshi, March 24 2010.
- “Research not bad, but not stellar“, Guy Healy, the Australian, May 5 2010.
- “A disaster? You do the maths“, Elisabeth Tarica, The Age, May 15 2010.
- “Government policy-makers are failing the maths test“, Jill Rowbotham, the Australian, May 26 2010.
- “Raw deal for maths and statistics in research workforce strategy“, Jill Rowbotham, the Australian, September 22 2010.
- “Cheaper maths and science courses attractive“, Cheryl Jones, The Australian, October 22 2010.
- “A plea for maths and stats“, Jan Thomas, the Funneled Web, May 5 2011.

There has also been significant media coverage over the plans to severely cut mathematics and statistics at USQ in 2008. In 2009 there was some coverage of the Clay-Mahler lecture series in Australia.

If you know of any additional media links concerning mathematics in Australia, please do not hesitate to mention them here (or by email).

Scott Morrison, on 16 May, 2008 at 7:44 am said:Chee Chee Leung’s article is missing the newspaper title: “The Age”, as is Patricia Karvelas’, “The Australian”.

Terence Tao, on 16 May, 2008 at 7:46 am said:Thanks for the correction!

Philip Brooker, on 13 June, 2008 at 11:56 am said:An article has appeared in The Australian’s HES on mathematics at Flinders University: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23843233-25918,00.html

Terence Tao, on 15 June, 2008 at 1:38 am said:Dear Philip: Thanks for the link!

Melissa Tacy, on 18 February, 2009 at 12:35 pm said:Today in the higher education supplement

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25069225-25192,00.html

Terence Tao, on 18 February, 2009 at 2:37 pm said:Thanks for the link!

Phil Harmsworth, on 20 March, 2010 at 6:14 pm said:ABC Science Show, 13 March 2010:

‘Maths in Crisis’

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/scienceshow/stories/2010/2840587.htm

Terence Tao, on 21 March, 2010 at 2:20 am said:Thanks for the link! (I’ve been remiss in posting here lately, but I am at least still trying to keep the above links up-to-date.)

Phil Harmsworth, on 22 March, 2010 at 9:05 pm said:And still more …

http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/maths-ability-dangerously-low-20100309-pvx5.html

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added, thanks – T.]Moha, on 31 May, 2010 at 11:20 pm said:Hi there,,

In fact, I want to ask all about the implementaion of information communication technologies ( ICTs) in mathematics curriculum in Australia? in other words the ways of using the ICTs in mathematics learning in AUS? so if you have answer please email me.

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