Why did CPD fellow James Arvanitakis add his signature to the open letter in support of the stimulus package this week?
Guest poster David Melzer of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia explains why now is a good time for the major political parties to support community broadcasting
Where are our community leaders — and not just our political leaders — when asylum seekers and refugees, the most vulnerable people on earth, are subject to such misinformation, prejudice, vilification and exploitation in an election campaign? We are surely… more
Discussions about the social issues that have always seemed to be an important part of politics have dropped off the agenda during this election, writes Eva Cox
How did a gathering of professional economists rate the policies of the two major parties? And how does the Coalition’s rhetoric about economic management sit against its record? Ian McAuley reports from the Australian Economic Forum
Are the ads made by John Singleton attacking the ALP’s health record telling the whole story? Jennifer Doggett tunes in
The Human Rights Law Resource Centre and GetUp! issued a constitutional challenge to amendments to the electoral laws last month. Today’s High Court decision has restored the right to vote to over 100,000 Australians, reports Phil Lynch
The Coalition released its health and hospitals package today, including a pledge to establish local hospital boards. Before the paperwork stacks up too high, Jennifer Doggett has a closer look at the policy
Will the ALP’s shift in strategy produce better policy, asks Leigh Ewbank. And if not, where will the new ideas come from?