Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

14 Aug 2019
11

The United Front has become much more prominent since Xi Jinping became Communist Party general secretary in 2012. Xi has been instrumental in raising its status in the Chinese political system and publicly supporting a dramatic expansion of its roles and target groups.

Commentary

13 Aug 2019
6

Timing might mean this month’s shootings have more impact than usual, writes Lesley Russell.

Commentary

13 Aug 2019
5

We have a serious deficit in legal protection for human rights in Australia, rights that have been in regression for 20 years. We need a legislated charter setting out the rights we care about, writes Gillian Triggs.

Commentary

12 Aug 2019
5

To honour our international obligations and respond to growing sustainability markets, Australia urgently needs a contemporary definition of sustainable agriculture, including agreed on-farm metrics, writes Jacqueline Williams.

Commentary

12 Aug 2019
16

Has Trumpism taken hold among US-aligned countries in East Asia?

Commentary

9 Aug 2019
8

While current policies may be making a positive difference for some carers, the results in a recent study show there are more young carers than support services available for them.

Commentary

6 Aug 2019
16

Specialist machine learning and narrow AI could help us to start removing the “four Ds” - dirty, dull, difficult, dangerous - from our daily work.

Commentary

31 Jul 2019
15

The ongoing trend of increasing housing cost pressures on lower-income Australians over the past decade provides the context for the high incidence of financial stress, particularly among tenants in low-rent areas of Sydney and Melbourne.

Commentary

31 Jul 2019
31

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is under scrutiny this week after the Nine papers revealed the department sent letters to 50,000 patients who were previously prescribed lithium. DHS was seeking to recruit the recipients into a non-government study on bipolar disorder.

Commentary

30 Jul 2019
13

The ACCC Digital Platforms Report recommends several ways to revive journalism in the social media age, including A$50m in direct grants to local news services.