Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

17 Jul 2019
5

The authors of the Australian Constitution ensured that the country's guiding document could never be changed on a whim or for political expediency.

Commentary

16 Jul 2019
9

We don’t yet know for sure what the effects of fast rail on regional cities will be. But the impact of this infrastructure needs to be assessed very carefully lest it turns Australia’s regional cities into dependent population dormitories rather than regional dynamos, at vast...

Commentary

12 Jul 2019
7

Expecting the major parties to call a truce in the battle of escalating lies is a big ask. But given the level of trust in our political system, their ultimate survival may depend on it.

Commentary

10 Jul 2019
13

Whichever way you measure it, Australia’s unemployment benefit is far from being “one of the best safety nets, if not the best, of anywhere in the world,” writes Peter Whiteford.

Commentary

10 Jul 2019
11

What to do with our old paper medical files now that records are going digital? As a recent Brisbane case demonstrates, not all files are heading straight for destruction.

Commentary

9 Jul 2019
25

Billions of dollars have been spent on infrastructure schemes that have failed to deliver any measurable improvement in water flows or the state of the environment, writes John Quiggin.

Commentary

9 Jul 2019
11

Tim Gartrell faces quite a battle, and not just with the re-elected government.

Commentary

7 Jul 2019
9

Today’s media environment differs considerably from the era in which Mad flourished. But it could be argued that consumers are dealing with many of the same issues, from devious advertising to mendacious propaganda.

Commentary

3 Jul 2019
14

In just ten years, the inner city populations of Australia’s biggest state capitals have boomed.

Commentary

1 Jul 2019
12

Should we renovate the process we have for allocating the airwaves, or knock it down and start again?