We've had 10 federal ministers with titular responsibility for science since 2007 – five under the Coalition and five under Labor. That variation and a lack of consistent vision has an impact.
The 2015 budget confirms the government is committed to reducing the cost of the age pension, but will now do so more fairly than it intended last year, writes Rafal Chomik.
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.
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.