Commentary

Article
24 March 2017

In the adrenaline-charged chase for information during a major breaking news event, the temptation for news organisations to overreach in the hope of exclusivity and impact can be too great,...

Article
22 March 2017

This article considers the Victorian government's announcement of an early retirement scheme aimed at re-deploying some workers being made redundant due to the Hazelwood power station closure.

Article
21 March 2017

A promising federal government homelessness strategy dissipated for lack of funding and political will, writes Lesley Russell.

Article
21 March 2017

Election results in Western Australia and Austria show just how unpopular populist policies can be.

Article
20 March 2017

The dearth of women in leadership positions raises a red flag for the quality of Australia’s economic decision-making.

Article
20 March 2017

Glenda Ballantyne and Amrita Malhi look at the policy known as 'interculturalism,' which aims to provide active and equitable interaction between groups over passive tolerance.

Blog post
20 March 2017

An exchange of land tax for stamp duty might be, at last, under genuine government consideration. Will it lead to more affordable housing?

Article
19 March 2017

Advertising is falling. Paywalls push readers away. But a big endowment from the tech moguls, to be shared among all papers, could work in everyone’s interests.

Article
17 March 2017

This article provides an overview of a presentation by Zenith USA's Tom Goodwin, who predicted the ten media trends that will move us forward in 2017, if only we are brave enough to approach them...

Essay
17 March 2017

The 2017 Whitlam Institute Gough Whitlam Oration, by Dr Stephen FitzGerald AO, was a landmark and timely address on Australia's place in the world.