Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

11 Dec 2018

The current regime that oversees digital platforms is woefully inadequate. Right now, as the ACCC notes, digital platforms are largely unregulated.

Commentary

11 Dec 2018

The ACCC has signalled its intention to work with the OECD and other international agencies to kickstart an international law-making effort to regulate Google, Facebook and their successors.

Commentary

11 Dec 2018

Urban policymaking, plan-making and place-making in Australia could be about to get smarter, writes Peter Newton and Mark Burry.

Commentary

7 Dec 2018

Darwin is now on the front line in managing tensions between Australia’s most important strategic ally and partner and its major trading partner.

Commentary

7 Dec 2018

Despite five prime ministers in five years and policy paralysis in Canberra, Australians don’t want to do away with democracy. They want to save it.

Commentary

6 Dec 2018

Random-controlled testing is widely accepted in medicine, and yet voters are not convinced this would be a good approach to testing out government policy before it is implemented.

Commentary

4 Dec 2018

While public transport remains marginalised in policy and practice, private cars will continue to dominate the way we travel.

Commentary

3 Dec 2018

An increasing number of older Australians are living in share housing. A relatively new group to emerge on the share-housing scene, they are choosing to share for financial reasons, but finding unexpected social benefits.

Share housing has traditionally been associated with student housing and...

Commentary

30 Nov 2018

The majority of Australians want action on climate change and understand that the economic benefits Adani has long promised are illusory.

Commentary

27 Nov 2018

There are practical steps we can take right now to fix the banks. History suggests they'll never do it left to themselves.