Intent on making her mark, Nicola Roxon is initiating many law reform processes, including long overdue changes to complaints against judges, writes George Williams.
Well-directed assistance is economically effective and withdrawing it could be devastating, write Peter Whiteford, Bruce Bradbury and Gerry Redmond.
Secrecy around investigations into contentious deaths involving police risks further entrenching distrust in the community, writes Rebecca Scott Bray.
Australia must stop backing every renewable energy option and make a public choice to back the one with the best prospects, write Elizabeth Thurbon and John Mathews.
The AMA is urging the government to consider the establishment of new medical schools in rural and regional areas to boost the number of doctors, writes John Dwyer.
Not-for-Profit organisations providing for people with disabilities will need to undergo significant change with the introduction of a National Disability Insurance Scheme, writes Gina Anderson.
We have a new wave of overseas students from a new frontier, South America, with Brazil at the forefront, writes Tim Harcourt.
One of the most disturbing parts of the current discussion of schools is the growing assumption that public schools are woefully underfunded and inadequate, writes Cathy Sherry.
Curiosity, experimentation, achieving the unachievable, and pushing boundaries tend to be the things that turn top talent on, writes Chris Styles.
We should all be concerned about our laws on illegal drugs because they affect all of us, writes Alison Ritter.