Commentary

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10 April 2017

A new report released by Friends of the Earth Australia points to serious problems with Commonwealth legislation governing the push to establish a national nuclear waste facility in South...

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7 April 2017

The global focus on US President Donald Trump has largely been on his inflammatory rhetoric and relative inexperience. A less substantive body of commentary has considered his policy platform,...

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7 April 2017

Economics is certainly important - however, no social science should labour under such delusions of centrality, writes Tim Thornton.

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6 April 2017

The privatisation of urban infrastructure in Australia is an ironic story and we now live with the consequences of the sell-off, writes Phillip O'Neill.

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5 April 2017

It’s almost certainly too late for any leader to derail progress towards a decarbonised global economy, writes John Quiggin.

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5 April 2017

Politicised projects that steamroll proper process are giving transport planning a bad name. It is critical that we examine the dynamics at play, and how planning serves and/or exacerbates these...

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5 April 2017

Current social science research and writing faces a number of possibilities that seem to be constrained by three major challenges. The first is the limits of the imagination; the second is knowing...

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3 April 2017

Key questions around critical infrastructure need to be better considered. How is it critical, when and for whom?

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30 March 2017

Today marks one year since Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence released its seven-volume report and recommendations. These set out a blueprint to transform responses to, and...

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29 March 2017

Toby Hall writes that Cricket Australia has clearly signalled that when it comes to its responsibilities as custodians of our national summer game, it will always put the health of its bottom line...