Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

18 Mar 2019
9

In 2008, Australia had a national homelessness strategy, plus a ten-point roadmap to reduce youth homelessness. Why has it fallen so far short of its goals, and what still needs to be done?

Commentary

15 Mar 2019
5

Pacific islands are navigating their own route between big-power plans, writes Graeme Smith.

Commentary

15 Mar 2019
14

Josh Frydenberg wants to leave mortgage broker commissions unchanged for three years. It's hard to see why.

Commentary

14 Mar 2019
0

When is an airport not just an airport? Western Sydneysiders are in the process of finding out.

Commentary

11 Mar 2019
11

Our “state of exception” combines disturbing practices, cost blowouts and chaotic administration, writes Peter Mares.

Commentary

8 Mar 2019
8

Whoever forms the next government should increase investment in foreign affairs and trade, finding ways to make Australia more prominent in global dispute resolution.

Commentary

7 Mar 2019
23

The foundation of the Australian higher education system is built on two broad principles. The first is that they exist for the betterment of the nation. The second is that the doors of universities and other higher education institutions are open to everyone.

Commentary

7 Mar 2019
12

The key motivation for New Zealand’s Labour-led government in establishing the Tax Working Group was to investigate a fairer tax system. For reasons of simplicity, the TWG proposes broad exclusions from a capital gains tax, including a taxpayer’s primary home and all personal assets such...

Commentary

5 Mar 2019
20

If we’re serious about improving access to mental health care, we need to look to online therapies.

Commentary

4 Mar 2019
12

Map the Victorian election results onto federal seats, add a dash of history, and the prognosis is grim.