The Australia-US Free Trade agreement marked a shift from multilateralism to bilateralism that may hold more risks than benefits, writes Maryanne Kelton.
James Arvanitakis revisits a darkness at the heart of Australia’s past.
In his 2006 Foenander lecture, Joe Isaac outlined the requirements of economically efficient and socially fair IR system.
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Economic growth and sustainability is more dependent on women’s workforce participation then ever before, writes Kellie Tranter. Now we just need the political will to encourage and enable cultural change.
After a string of excellent promises on mental health from state and federal governments this year, there are still doubts about whether the opportunity for coherent, effective reform will be realised, writes Robyn Vines
This week saw a minor flare-up in Australian defence politics, with the release of a video of Australian troops misbehaving in Iraq. Apart from demonstrating yet again the power of user-generated media websites like YouTube to become powerful news sources… more
Rob Durbridge reports on the ACTU’s new push for an IR policy based on ‘good faith’ collective bargaining
A new generation of multicultural policies focused on getting rid of the ‘ethnic ceiling’ is needed to ensure the success of the next round of skilled migration, writes Klaas Woldring