Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

15 Oct 2019
0

The huge numbers of international students are unprecedented in the history of Australian tertiary education. We are educating swathes of the Chinese middle class at a time of geopolitical tension.

Commentary

11 Oct 2019
3

Coal miners are not ignorant of the changing economics of their industry. But Labor will gain ground only if it devises a climate policy that is environmentally sound and offers protection against precarious employment.

Commentary

9 Oct 2019
19

From 2020, universities will receive a certain amount of government funding based on four performance measures: student drop-out rates; participation of Indigenous, lower socioeconomic status and regional and remote students; student satisfaction with the university experience; and employment outcomes.

The government finalised the funding...

Commentary

9 Oct 2019
4

All the evidence shows that there are better ways to promote growth — and the federal government must play a key role, writes Adam Triggs.

Commentary

8 Oct 2019
4

Australia's entire coal fleet will retire in the next few decades. The federal government's response to the Hazelwood coal plant closure has left a mess – it must do better.

Commentary

8 Oct 2019
7

A Senate report recommended several measures the government should take to prepare for climate-fuelled migration, natural disasters and conflicts. The response so far has been underwhelming.

Commentary

7 Oct 2019
8

As Indonesia tightens its grip on West Papua, Pacific nations are pushing for a negotiated solution.

Commentary

4 Oct 2019
3

The prime minister’s style has proved effective so far, but does it contain the seeds of its own failure?

Commentary

2 Oct 2019
13

A new study reveals that politicians are only too happy to use the term 'fake news' against the media – to the great detriment of journalism and public debate.

Commentary

1 Oct 2019
25

Uncertain goals and doubts about effectiveness have prompted a major reappraisal.