After the latest boat disaster, the coalition and the Greens must rethink their position, writes Clive Kessler.
Decreasing foreign aid might win votes, but Australia will pay a high price to keep its international reputation, writes Jo Coghlan.
The chance of success for Kofi Annan's plans in Syria is slender. Should his initiatives fail, the crisis could become catastrophic, writes Anthony Billingsley.
Continuing bomb attacks in Iraq show sectarian tensions have not been resolved in the wake of the US military withdrawal and could be a portent of more upheaval to come, warns Dr Anthony Billingsley.
PhD student Rosemary Grey travelled to The Hague to witness the International Criminal Court's first verdict in its 10-year history.
The Kony 2012 campaign suggests that human rights action is only a click away, but social media vigilantism will never replace the rule of law, argue Louise Chappell and Rosemary Grey.
Learning Indonesian should be a national priority argues Jo Coghlan, yet undergraduate enrolments in the subject have plunged by 70 percent.