Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

23 May 2019
9

The Palmer advertisements were a problem in more ways than one. They contained content that was possibly distorted, potentially divisive, and likely damaging to Australia’s reputation and international relationships.

Commentary

23 May 2019
5

For two years through its “change the rules” campaign the Australian Council of Trade Unions has had remarkable success in entrenching in public consciousness the twin themes of wage theft and insecure work.

Commentary

22 May 2019
2

Strategies that pander to the party “base” have been thoroughly discredited, writes Michael Gill.

Commentary

19 May 2019
9

This was an election brimming with surprises and shocks. An unexpected Coalition victory, and the inaccuracy of opinion poll predictions, have many scratching their heads in the post-election wash-up.

What didn’t defy predictions, though, was another high non-major party vote of close to 25%....

Commentary

19 May 2019
261

Now that the Coalition has won the federal election, how will it meet its campaign promises on taxes, the environment, education, health and infrastructure?

Commentary

19 May 2019
260

The voters of Australia have spoken. They just didn’t say what most of us expected them to, writes Tim Colebatch.

Commentary

17 May 2019
17

Australia has a history of handing vast wealth to resource and mining magnates and companies and then watching them use that wealth to undermine our democracy, writes Warwick Smith.

Commentary

15 May 2019
6

Our political currency has become so devalued that perhaps it’s time for a royal commission into politics. Just look at what it’s done for the banks!

Commentary

14 May 2019
10

The debate about the transition away from fossil fuels has focused on costs, but right here in Australia we have examples of the benefits of sustainable new energy sources for our cities.

Commentary

14 May 2019
10

Life can stressful, but it is how we see this stress that creates anxiety. Adults could do well helping your people believe they are not passive recipients of stress, but can decide how they view challenges.