Australia needs to reform its system of government. The failure to do so is costing the nation billions of dollars a year and compromising our ability to realise our economic and social goals, argues George Williams.
With intense positive and negative emotions intrinsically linked by overlapping brain systems, it may be that these emotions are more difficult to discriminate than originally thought, writes Amy Reichelt.
With any luck the recommendations of the federal inquiry into workplace bullying will be enacted quickly, with appropriate resourcing and cooperation to make Australia a safer, better place to work, writes Carlo Caponecchia.
Western Australia should reconsider its desire to secede, as the move can undermine the legitimacy of the existing constitutional structures and cast doubt on the state's authority, argues Fergal Davis.