- “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).

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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.

regards