Commentary

21 July 2014

A political party funded by internet tycoon Kim Dotcom has entered New Zealand's politics to help build a new movement of the left.

18 July 2014

This is a question that can be addressed empirically. Regrettably the answer is 'No'.

18 July 2014

Menzies spoke of ‘lifters’, ‘leaners’ and ‘forgotten people’ in his speeches and policy thinking, but there was another group, invisible to him …

16 July 2014

Why are taxpayers making such massive and risky investments in coal infrastructure at a time when we can't find the money to invest in education or health? asks Richard Denniss of The Australia Insititute.

14 July 2014

The Australian waded into the tobacco packaging debate with a series of blunt assertions, then responded to the counter-evidence by digging in.

11 July 2014

Tennant Creek has developed innovative ways of dealing with social media. But the initiatives are languishing, partly for lack of funding.

11 July 2014

In the popular western imagination Asian immigrants are the ‘model minority’ but it hasn’t always been this way.

6 July 2014

By the time the first edition of the Australian hit the streets almost fifty years ago, a vital part of Rupert Murdoch’s strategy had already run into trouble.

1 July 2014

After a rocky transition to a new set of leaders, China faces an uncertain future.

30 June 2014

What explains Victoria’s stubborn tendency to vote Labor in state and federal elections?