Opinion

A child holding a sign saying no planet B.

The Court’s decision represents narrow understanding of accountability, the role of courts, and ignores children’s positionality in society.

plane wreck

The ICAO is responsible for setting standards for international aviation and doesn’t frequently settle disputes between nations.

Stuart Robert MP speaking at a press conference

A Senate committee is discussing a bill designed to shore up the independence of the Australian Research Council, after recent high-profile cases of ministers vetoing research grants.

People protest against Russian attack on Ukraine near Embassy of Russia in Latvia.

Putin has left his fan club of European right-wing populists squirming. United in embarrassment and politically sidelined.

A hooded figure holds up a placard with "nice day for a revolution" during a protest

It’s time for a new brand of democratic liberalism that understands and harnesses power of markets for social and economic good.

A smiling woman wearing headphones takes notes from an online lecture viewed on her laptop

Teachers and students got to know each other on a more personal level as the pandemic brought learning into the home, but the disruptions of COVID also highlighted the disadvantage caused by “the digital divide”.

Close-up of a hand dropping in a folded piece of voting paper into a ballot box

New research shows policy referendums have been far more frequent at the state and territory level and demonstrates the enduring appeal of giving the public a say on the big issues.

eddie perfect as shane warne on stage

First staged in 2008, Shane Warne: The Musical is an overwhelmingly faithful rendering of Warne’s life, staging both his triumphs and his downfalls.

baby

We looked at almost 300,000 births and found those mothers in the private system were more likely to have a caesarean – even if they didn’t really want or need one.

flood waters

Councils are trying to balance competing priorities in urban development, with limited resources and stretched budgets.

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