Commentary

Blog post
20 December 2016

Some of the houses that burned in the Wye River fire had been built to bushfire regulations. There is a misconception that this makes them bushfire-proof, and this reveals a basic flaw in our...

Article
20 December 2016

The government still won’t acknowledge why the deficit isn’t going away, but it’s not too late to take some simple steps

Website
19 December 2016

NiemanLab asked some of the smartest people in journalism and digital media what they think is coming in the next 12 months. Here’s what they had to say.

Article
16 December 2016

Controversy over a statue in Sydney's inner west has deep historical roots.

Article
16 December 2016

The abolition of Community Development Employment Projects has undermined economic renewal in remote Indigenous communities.

Book review
16 December 2016

Serious Whitefella Stuff by Mark Moran confronts the conundrum and inevitable complexity of Indigenous policy and shines a very practical light on the mixed results in policy delivery and...

Blog post
15 December 2016

A recent Australia Institute Centre for Future Work report highlights three threats to the place of paid holidays in Australian life.

Report
15 December 2016

Revisits Queensland's political history, arguing that the state has a long-standing tradition of accommodating ultra-conservative views within the political process.

Journal article
14 December 2016

Mosquito-borne disease is an annual problem in Australia, with endemic pathogens such as Ross River virus infecting thousands of people each year.

Article
14 December 2016

Many trends on the horizon offer opportunities that could transform our cities, writes Hussein Dia.