Both major parties have approached the complexities of NSW with piecemeal policies in constrained circumstances. Neither has an industry policy, argues Mark Rolfe.
Given the importance of the seats of Dobell and Robertson, the political parties should have done their utmost to get good quality candidates without troublesome baggage, argues Mark Rolfe.
Vision and detail are relatively absent from all three major parties' education policies, write Kalervo Gulson and Shaun Rawolle.
Australia's presidency of the UN Security Council is an opportunity for the government to support the women, peace and security agenda in Syria, writes Laura Shepherd.
Australia should use its position as president of the UN Security Council to deliver durable improvements to the Council's effectiveness, write Jeremy Farrall and Jeni Whalan.
Indonesia's recently proposed "virginity tests" illustrate the tendency to blame or punish women for more liberal attitues to sexuality, writes Nasya Bahfen.
We need to redouble efforts to support young people when they transition from foster care, writes Elizabeth Fernandez.
Responses to climate change are often dominated by economic rationalism and technological optimism. But the question we should really be asking is why have we reached this impasse, write Matthew Kearnes and Declan Kuch.
A new book on Fairfax Media misses the mark: the group is still a source of quality journalism, irrespective of the views fostered by Murdoch newspapers, writes David McKnight.
Australia's coal exports have tripled in the past 25 years. It's our dirty secret that neither side of politics is willing to address, argues David McKnight.