Michael Wesley on defining Australia's 'national interest' and the need to resurrect the Policy Planning Unit within DFAT.
The Value of Merit Jane Caro continues the Values and Principles debate by examining the concept of Merit. Here Lies, damn lies, and blogging: a call for truth in Australian politics Adam Hochroth calls for… more
The Howard Government ‘reforms’ to workplace relations will cost the community dearly and achieve next to nothing for employment or productivity. Genuine leadership and investment in people would. The Government should play a different role… more
Daniel Donahoo on family, community and decision-making.
Adam Hochroth calls for truth in politics.
Jane Caro continues the Values and Principles debate by examining the concept of Merit.
Matthew Allen on governmental involvement in broadband policy and its relevance to media ownership.
Australia and the World continues this week with two more articles. These articles will appear on the main page for two weeks. All readers are encouraged to comment to help develop a long term, strategic… more
We don't value decision-making. Consumerism has made choice so commonplace that we think the 7000-odd items in the supermarket give us some sort of freedom. Our consumer thinking is so refined that the important decisions… more