Commentary

3 March 2015

The Abbott government’s tough stance on border protection doesn’t only apply to asylum seekers arriving by boat

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27 February 2015

Michael Mori’s intense account of David Hicks’ case is a story that reveals and warns in equal measure.

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24 February 2015

Are unexpected preference flows making Australian elections harder to predict?

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23 February 2015

Campbell Newman’s premiership was an object lesson in the dangers of untrammelled power. Queensland needs an upper house to keep governments out of trouble

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22 February 2015

Christopher Pyne’s teacher education review wants serious reform, but it may serve to protect the monopoly that produced the problems.

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20 February 2015

The creation of a single childcare subsidy which prioritises lower income families would be a welcome step forward, but more needs to be done when it comes to deregulation and childcare availability.

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17 February 2015

Around 372,000 people drown each year, mostly children in low-income countries. So why has there been such a lack of attention paid to the problem? 

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16 February 2015

The body of evidence on climate change is not contained in one paper, one set of observations, or by one person.

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13 February 2015

Neoliberals who prided themselves in the free market have been happy to use the instruments of government to quell dissent, but have they succeeded?

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9 February 2015

The pantomime being played out in Canberra has only served to divert attention from the grim reality facing the economy and the absence of any cogent plan to restore the nation's finances.

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