Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

15 Jun 2018

Google has lost a High Court appeal in defamation litigation brought by Michael Trkulja. It is time to consider that extending "safe harbour" to Google may be a good idea.

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8 Jun 2018

The debate about the Turnbull Government’s income tax cuts is being sidetracked by misconceptions.

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4 Jun 2018

It’s time to think outside the square on asylum seekers, writes Peter Brent.

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Melbourne bird survey supports research suggesting native species thrive better if planning includes environmental reserves, rather than backyards
31 May 2018

A new study published online in the British Ecological Society journal this weekfound that development models based on a “land sharing” approach, where native species are provided with habitat in the form of the inter-connected backyards and tree-lined streets of a low-density suburb, performed poorly...

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30 May 2018

Barnaby Joyce’s decision to accept money from Channel Seven in return for giving an interview about his relationship with his former staffer, Vikki Campion, calls into question his fitness for public office.

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28 May 2018

For the Chinese Dream to be achieved, it is imperative – as the president himself has spelled out – to ensure people “have correct views on history.”

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23 May 2018

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

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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.

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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.

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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.