Conformity is the enemy of everything Australia is and needs to be in the twenty-first century, writes Emma Dawson. We need to look anew at cultural diversity through the lens of social cohesion.
David McKnight investigates the future of bipartisanship under a Rudd government, and looks at the ups and downs of moving beyond right and left.
Max Hardy, Ron Lubensky and Lyn Carson look at how we could give a wider group of citizens an opportunity to engage with the ideas that come out of the Australia 2020 Summit.
Before we can reinvigorate Australian democracy we need to understand why citizens become disengaged, writes James Arvanitakis.
John Langmore makes a case for more courage in our policies and hope in our politics.
Exit polls taken after last year’s election showed that economic growth alone is no longer enough to guarantee votes. John Langmore and John Wiseman argue for the new Labor government to adopt broader measures of progress than its predecessor.
If it is to make real change, a future Labor government will need to resist the temptation to mimic its predecessor, writes Miriam Lyons in Online Opinion.
American social entrepreneur Peter Barnes presents a vision for safeguarding the commons from both governments and markets.
Miriam Lyons wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald’s News Review feature on the secrets of Rudd’s success