The pubs and clubs sought to position those pushing for the ban as dreary fun phobics who never went out after dark and couldn’t stand the thought of anyone enjoying themselves with a beer and cigarette. They knew nothing of… more
Paul Fritjers 'Holding all else constant, Australia would increase its agricultural production significantly. Add to that the likely benefits of more rainfall and the fact that Australia stands to lose little from sea level increases, and a powerful case emerges… more
Tim Woodruff offers a valuable critique of Labor’s Medicare Gold.
Meg Gurry is concerned that few university students are learning anything about Asia, and more worryingly, even fewer will do so in the future.
Allison Henry and John Warhurst The researchers found that only half of the young people they interviewed would vote if it was not compulsory, and among the reasons given by respondents for not voting was lack of knowledge.
Greg Barns suggests that Monolingualism is stunting the growth of Australia in our region and the wider world.
Reform principles In Australia, the State level of government is particularly responsive to differences in the circumstances and preferences of, say, North Queensland versus Tasmanian families. On the other hand, the Federal Government’s role is to ensure that both are… more
Martin Callinan Record breaking weather events and the Kyoto Protocol. The two events may be unrelated but they speak volumes about the same issue. An issue the Howard Government sees no need to take seriously.
Professor Hal Swerissen outlines the urgent need for a national framework to improve Australian primary health and community support systems.