Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

23 May 2018

Much-anticipated changes to Victoria’s political finance laws favour the big parties and fall short of full transparency.

Commentary

17 May 2018

The parliamentary report on dual citizenship was barely out before the government rejected its key recommendation. It’s time for some lateral thinking, argues Peter Brent.

Commentary

17 May 2018

"Soft" infrastructure includes the services, policies or practices that keep academic research working and open. Without a funded, coordinated national approach the private sector may take control, writes Virginia Barbour.

Commentary

17 May 2018

Unwilling to confront the genuine and ongoing problems now the dual citizen genie is out of the bottle, the government says candidates for parliament simply need to get their paperwork in order.

Commentary

11 May 2018

The banking royal commission has exposed senior management, boards and regulators to unprecedented scrutiny — and the problems don’t end with the finance sector, writes Michael Gill.

Commentary

9 May 2018

The present case turns on just how wide the “all reasonable steps” exception is held to be. Does section 44 just require a person to take all reasonable steps within their power to renounce, regardless of whether that renunciation is actually effective?

Commentary

9 May 2018

To deliver tax cuts and budget surpluses, Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, will need to stay lucky.

Commentary

4 May 2018

The latest Gonski report points a way to the future of school reform, but has not broken with its disastrous past, writes Dean Ashenden.

Commentary

3 May 2018

The focus on the ABC raises questions about the motives behind the inquiry, and how it might benefit anti-ABC crusaders, including Pauline Hanson.

Commentary

29 Apr 2018

Increasing the Superannuation Guarantee will help the rich, at the expense of the poor.