Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

17 Jan 2019

Gonski called time on Australia’s “industrial” model of “mass education.” But does the diagnosis — and the prescription — reflect classroom reality?

Commentary

16 Jan 2019

Spamming in texts or by robo-calls may seem perverse, but it's unlikely to disappear. Here are some things you can expect leading up to the May election, and why they're allowed.

Commentary

15 Jan 2019

With the shadow boxing continuing, Labor seems likely to inherit the Adani coal mine headache.

Commentary

9 Jan 2019

Does the Coalition have a problem with female voters? The polls show a clear trend in how voters are responding.

Commentary

8 Jan 2019

There are arguments against pill testing. But none are as compelling or evidence-based as the arguments for it.

Commentary

28 Dec 2018

Tensions between the government and the university sector ran high in 2018, with the government cutting funding to student places and research and a big push back from universities.

Commentary

27 Dec 2018

Canberra is growing as fast as anywhere in Australia. It's driven by a knowledge economy that is transforming the city centre but is also displacing poorer residents.

Commentary

18 Dec 2018

Cyber civil defence is the responsibility of the entire community. Australia needs a national standing committee for cyber security emergency management and resilience that is an equal partnership between government, business, and academic specialists.

Commentary

17 Dec 2018

The IPA's audit of academic freedom pits people either for or against universities. This prevents us from having thorough conversations about real threats to academic freedom.

Commentary

14 Dec 2018

Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has come out of the election with the upper hand against the Legislative Council’s crowded crossbench.