A discussion on gender representation in politics has heard Australia risks going backwards if more is not done to help female politicians.
We don’t have to passively sit back and watch Australia’s species and ecosystems die. Here are five concrete steps the next government should take.
Since the advent of the two-party preferred system, there have been two examples of parties governing effectively in minority, and with the support of independents.
In 1922-23, Billy Hughes’ Nationalist Party brokered a deal with the Country Party to form government – but only on condition Hughes was no longer prime minister. It’s possible this could play out again.
The Australian Labor Party has options on emissions reduction targets, but it is still running scared from the best mechanism to achieve them.
For many, an attempted hack on Australian political parties seems to have come out of the blue. But cyber measures targeting Australian government infrastructure are the 'new normal'.
Rates might need to be cut urgently, and because things are good. RBA Governor Philip Lowe has signalled he won't wait.
Some media commentators are blaming the bizarre make-up of the Senate on uninformed voters, but new research paints a more complex and reassuring picture of the undecided voter, writes Edwina Throsby.
Tony Abbott deserves credit for understanding that now is not the time for a balanced budget crusade, writes Geoffrey Garrett.
As Rudd's popular support has dived over the past month, he's demonstrated he doesn't understand the importance of ideology in a democracy, writes Lindy Edwards.