The GFC and the necessity of the stimulus package meant the Labor government has been unable to clear the slate of its predecessor, with disastrous long-term consequences, writes Lindy Edwards.
The way we commemorate wartime sacrifice and its influence on our national identity must be kept in balance and context, writes Alan Stephens.
Our centenary observances tend to be monumental wastes of time and money and we are about to do it all again with the Great War, argues Jeffrey Grey.
The current political meltdown is not all about personality issues - the party is at war because there are traditions jostling for dominance, argues Lindy Edwards.
Tony Abbott's attempt to explain 'authentic Aborigines' was more than just rude, argues Lindy Edwards.
Australia will need to stake out an independent position on matters that come before the Security Council while developing a national approach to the global agenda, writes Anthony Burke.
How our politicians view the world has a direct impact on people's everyday lives, writes Lindy Edwards.
Successive Australian governments have skewed our defence priorities and failed our soldiers, argues Alan Stephens.
While the US is critical of Australia's recent cuts to defence spending, what matters is not how much you spend, but how and where you spend it, argues Alan Stephens.
The world should bypass the UN because it is politically paralysed, argues Ned Dobos.