Viewers may not have noticed that Downton Abbey is actually about property law. Like Jane Austen’s 'Pride and Prejudice', the central dilemma of the series is the existence of a fee tail, writes Cathy Sherry.
The time has come for every Australian man to take the issue of violence against women seriously, and to stand up against sexual violence in his community, writes Chloe Angyal.
The only sure way to stop the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is to curb carbon dioxide emissions, write Steve Sherwood and Laurie Menviel.
The world should bypass the UN because it is politically paralysed, argues Ned Dobos.
It will take more social change and policy intervention to help women close the gap in working life as well as retirement, writes Rafal Chomik.
After the latest boat disaster, the coalition and the Greens must rethink their position, writes Clive Kessler.
Australian companies will play a key role in the London Olympics, writes Tim Harcourt.
Julian Assange's request of Ecuador for political asylum is premature and legally baseless and Ecuador's motives are suspect, write Jane McAdam and Ben Saul.
The High Court's decision will force the federal government to reconsider what programs it funds and how it does so, writes George Williams.
Gina Rinehart will face a journalistic workforce with a history of pushing back against attempts to interfere with journalism, writes David McKnight.