Commentary

29 September 2014

The ripples of an unlikely row over a parliamentary appointment reach from London to Canberra.

26 September 2014

What do the draft recommendations of the competition policy review mean for health policy and services?

24 September 2014

The Federal Government's competition review is disastrously wrong about education.

23 September 2014

Or is it more a case of the declining left? Jennifer Curtin looks at the evidence from Saturday's poll.

19 September 2014

Private secretary, chief of staff, enforcer? A look at the role of the prime minister’s most influential gatekeeper.

19 September 2014

There’s a case for encouraging popular but defeated MPs to throw their hats back into the ring.

17 September 2014

The focus on the potential damage to Australian thermal coal exports from the Chinese bans will be insignificant when compared to the decline in prices and demand for Australia's commodity exports over coming years.

17 September 2014

A surprising proportion of Australians endorse attitudes that minimise and trivialise rape, according to new research.

16 September 2014

Sound-bite endorsements of Malaysia’s leadership obscure the very volatile domestic environment, political exigencies and social dislocation that exist within Malaysia today.

14 September 2014

In the next week there will be a referendum to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country, and a general election will be held in New Zealand.