Pacific Island states are planning a new resilience fund to pay for retrofitting vital infrastructure in the face of extreme weather and climate impacts.
And their peak body, the Pacific Islands Forum, is getting advice from Australia's treasury and finance officials on how to...
Former politicians and political advisers who become lobbyists for the corporate sector should be subject to strict "cooling off" periods, warns the anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.
Louisa Lim, a senior lecturer at the Centre for Advancing Journalism, says Australian institutions are being left open to Communist Party influence peddling through ignorance.
New Zealand and Australia need tougher laws against China's political influence pedalling.
Australians appear to have moved little in their views on same sex marriage, despite two months of heated public discussion.
Girls are taking up STEM subjects at a much lower rate than girls, partly due to gender bias in the community, and it could hurt their chances in the job market down the track
A raft of aged care experts say the 'Carnell Report' has missed the point, and the focus needs to be on staffing ratios and training.
Support is growing for better recognition of Australian South Sea Islanders.
Maori Language celebrations were born in the early 1970s into a climate of widespread rejection and even hostility.