Dr Martin Callinan 'By announcing that Australia was 'very vulnerable' to climate change and that the Government is considering carbon 'currencies', to 'create a credits system,' Senator Campbell has created political wiggle room. Such overtures appeal to realists and scores… more
Brendan Gleeson What is interesting…is the looming coincidence of three moments of reconciliation – economic, human and natural – when growth will be halted, and order disrupted, by the claims of debt. The indications are that all three ‘accounting’ cycles… more
Tony Vinson A fiction is being put about that the level of expenditure on school education is of little importance. Instead, the quality of teaching is emphasised… The situation is not helped by the fact that competition between the education… more
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.