Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

24 Jan 2020
3

The decades-long expansion of public funding to private schools has done the opposite of what its proponents claim.

Commentary

24 Jan 2020
2

Revelations about Clearview AI’s harvesting of online images challenge us all to think carefully about this technology’s impacts.

Commentary

13 Jan 2020
5

There is an obvious point upon which the LNP, Labor and Greens might agree to move policy forward: the national 'cap and trade' emissions trading system proposed by John Howard in 2007.

Commentary

8 Jan 2020
22

Professor Lynette Russell, director of the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre, says the Indigenous practice of cultural burning has traditionally been used as a way of rejuvenating and nurturing the land.

Commentary

8 Jan 2020
3

Twitter’s roiling, and even the real world is wondering how the prime minister burned through his political capital so quickly.

Commentary

7 Jan 2020
54

A commentary on Aboriginal people's vital roles in the firefighting effort in the NSW bushfire crisis.

Commentary

3 Jan 2020
15

When one reads the Uluru Statement of the Heart – and its call for a Voice to Parliament – it is important to recognise this is not a new fight. In fact, Aboriginal people began making demands for a political voice nearly a century ago.

Commentary

19 Dec 2019
24

While the long-awaited Thodey Report makes many sensible recommendations, the detail is often missing and the analysis weak. And the Morrison Government's response rules out key reforms.

Commentary

19 Dec 2019
9

As British courts this week hear arguments for and against the Wikileaks founder's extradition to the US, the questions about journalism, the law and freedom of speech it raises are vital ones.

Commentary

16 Dec 2019
14

Generational divides don’t explain much, though attitudes to climate and culture seem to be exceptions, writes John Quiggin.