Australia's first female Prime Minister spoke at a sold-out event presented by UNSW Centre for Ideas in partnership with the Australian Human Rights Institute.
The Independents were kingmakers at the beginning of this parliamentary term, and they might play the same role at its end, writes George Williams.
Men who pump themselves up by denigrating women are revealing how weak they really are, argues Lindy Edwards.
Public conversations about politics have become uniquely personal and nasty since the election of our first female prime minister, argues Cheryl Kernot.
The benefits of high-speed rail in Australia are illusory, and the scheme stands to be another white elephant, argues Peter Swan.
Julia Gillard has achieved a significant foreign policy coup in China, although progress has stalled on a bilateral free-trade agreement, writes Laurie Pearcey.
It is important for Australia to get a front row seat in China so soon after the dust has settled on the country's new leadership, writes Laurie Pearcey.
Perhaps the real question that the Labor Party needs to ask itself is what conditions need to be in place for any leader to succeed, writes Chris Styles.
People often view the dismissal of the Whitlam government as unique, and never to be repeated. However, our recent political history suggests otherwise, writes George Williams.
How our politicians view the world has a direct impact on people's everyday lives, writes Lindy Edwards.