Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

19 Jul 2018

Tony Abbott is an unwelcome presence — for the government at least — amid the tangle of by-elections on 28 July, writes Peter Brent.

Commentary

16 Jul 2018

Unless you take action to remove yourself from the My Health Record (MHR) system, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and, as the default, provide numerous people with access to it.

Commentary

16 Jul 2018

The My Health Record (MHR) system promises to make Australia a leader in providing citizens with access to their own health records.

Commentary

15 Jul 2018

Has stricter vetting really reduced Australia’s migrant intake?

Commentary

13 Jul 2018

Editorial independence is hard won and under constant pressure from outside the newsroom. In public-sector broadcasting, the pressure comes from the federal government, which provides the funding and has powerful means of subjecting the broadcaster to intense political pressure, writes Denis Muller.

Commentary

13 Jul 2018

Australia's consumer watchdog has concluded that rooftop solar incentives have distorted the market unfairly for those who cannot afford solar panels, and has recommended the scheme ends ten years early.

Commentary

11 Jul 2018

Are we seeing the destruction by stealth of the anti-siphoning rules?

Commentary

10 Jul 2018

Billions of taxpayer dollars are committed before all the evidence for, and against, infrastructure projects is in, and basic rules of economic modelling are broken.

Commentary

10 Jul 2018

Public trust in government is declining in democracies around the world, particularly among young people. Democratic reform is needed to re-engage disaffected citizens.

Commentary

5 Jul 2018

The official figures show that inequality has risen in Australia in recent decades, mainly fuelled by gains among the highest earners.