Learning Indonesian should be a national priority argues Jo Coghlan, yet undergraduate enrolments in the subject have plunged by 70 percent.
Over the next three years, a majority of the High Court's judges must retire, but predicting the next appointment is like trying to pick the Melbourne Cup winner without knowing who's in the field, writes Professor George Williams.
For all the heartache, media coverage and long legal argument, we are no closer to knowing how Caroline Byrne met her death at The Gap, writes Professor David Dixon.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard is facing a similar problem to other women in top roles – being judged by different and often more superficial standards than their male peers, writes Rosemary Howard.
There may be no belching smoke stacks, but every time we build an energy inefficient building we are needlessly pushing the greenhouse gas emissions curve up, writes Professor Deo Prasad.
The Airport Economist, Tim Harcourt, says to analyse the electorate one only has to spend time at Sydney airport.
Perhaps the leadership drama is a gift in disguise - some leaders would love a crisis to instigate change and rally the troops, writes Chris Styles.
Australia's decades-long counter-insurgency military strategy has been a failure, argues Alan Stephens.
As Wall Street records a marked resurgence in derivative trading in recent months, efforts to reduce systemic risk in the finance industry have hit a regulatory wall, writes Professor Justin O'Brien.
We carry an odd pair of sex-chromosomes – a large X chromosome and its diminutive partner, the Y, explains Russell Bonduriansky.