Australians may be cutting back carbon-intensive activities, but until the government is more transparent about emission cuts there’s no way to check, writes Sarah Waddell.
If Australia is truly to ''do what it said'', it needs bolder policy positions to take to the UN Security Council, writes Jeni Whalan.
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.
David Hicks' future is as much a matter of politics as the law, but getting our leaders to step in and support him seems unlikely, write Fergal Davis and Nicola McGarrity.
How our politicians view the world has a direct impact on people's everyday lives, writes Lindy Edwards.
With much to gain, it’s time for universities and their researchers to finally break free from a closed world of knowledge and embrace the openess of online, writes Justin O'Brien.
We need to move on from saying “drugs are bad” and start looking at new ways of dealing with drugs in sport, argues Jason Mazanov.
My hope tomorrow is that if Australia is successful in rejoining the Security Council, it will help to reinvigorate the UN's global efforts to promote human rights for all, writes Jose-Ramos Horta.
Our obsession with speed and our reliance on cars as a supposedly fast mode of transport may be an underlying cause of our lack of time, writes Paul Tranter.
While there is nothing new about countries or companies wanting to protect intellectual property for commercial reasons, it has seldom been considered a national security problem, writes Alan Dupont.