Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

17 Sep 2018

Introducing yet another special agricultural employment visa might destroy the good things about the ones we've got, writes Stephen Howes.

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11 Sep 2018

With public trust in government at an all-time low, it's time we prioritised political reform and put in place a comprehensive roadmap for effective, long-term change.

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5 Sep 2018

The ABC is experimenting with ways of deepening its coverage of regional Australia.

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5 Sep 2018

A parliamentary inquiry seems to be carefully avoiding the real challenge for Australia’s national museums, archives and libraries, writes David Stephens.

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3 Sep 2018

Splitting the energy and environment portfolios might sound like a backward step, but here's why it could work.

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1 Sep 2018

On any fair reading, the cases of the nannies don’t go anywhere near meeting the ministry's own guidelines for formal ministerial intervention.

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29 Aug 2018

Governments have relied on a series of employment programs to tackle the employment gap, but these have not yielded positive outcomes.

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29 Aug 2018

Many foreign policy experts have been distraught by the damage done to Australia’s international reputation by our disruptive leqadership spills, and how external messaging on good governance will be undermined.

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29 Aug 2018

How will Scott Morrison respond to pressure from the Coalition’s right to cut immigration?

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24 Aug 2018

Scott Morrison has proved himself adept at manipulating party-room sentiment, but his efforts so far at wooing the electorate have not been spectacularly successful, writes Peter Brent.