Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

22 Oct 2018

Is Barnaby Joyce on the rise again? On the evidence of his memoir, things could get ugly.

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22 Oct 2018

Today, Scott Morrison will make a national apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. It is not a hollow gesture, argues Daryl Higgins.

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18 Oct 2018

If we view tertiary education as a commodity rather than an enlightening pursuit, practices such as essay buying will become more common.

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12 Oct 2018

Many current suicide prevention interventions focus on raising awareness of suicide or on preventing it only at the point just prior to it occurring. But despite decades of government investment in suicide awareness programs, the rate of deaths by suicide in Australia is the second...

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10 Oct 2018

What passes for leadership these days seems to be meeting the demands of an undisciplined Liberal Party and ignoring the national interest, and so the past is catching up with a climate-sceptical Australian government, writes Mike Steketee.

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8 Oct 2018

This party leader can’t own or disown his past, nor Labour’s.

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2 Oct 2018

VET needs a new set of priorities and operating principles that are fit for the future, argues Robin Shreeve.

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2 Oct 2018

Despite political commentary, Australia’s population policy is about right when it comes to managing ageing, immigration, economic development and the cities and regions.

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27 Sep 2018

There is no need to wait for royal commission recommendations to act on aged care. We can implement a national strategy to improve the sector's workforce in the next year three years, writes John Pollaers.

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26 Sep 2018

The ABC affair – which began with the sacking of Michelle Guthrie - spun out of control on Wednesday, following the leaking to Fairfax Media of a highly damaging email, showing Justin Milne's editorial interference.