One of the most disturbing parts of the current discussion of schools is the growing assumption that public schools are woefully underfunded and inadequate, writes Cathy Sherry.
Curiosity, experimentation, achieving the unachievable, and pushing boundaries tend to be the things that turn top talent on, writes Chris Styles.
We should all be concerned about our laws on illegal drugs because they affect all of us, writes Alison Ritter.
The regulator's chairman has said class action litigation is a good market-driven solution, but how does that translate to ASIC's policy position, asks Michael Legg.
Why is it still so hard to talk about female beauty without defaulting to patriarchal stereotypes, asks Catharine Lumby.
It's just as important to have the skills to know how to interpret and make use of the ever-proliferating range of data, writes Jenny Stewart.
Clover Moore is seeking special dispensation to remain both Lord Mayor and MP for Sydney, but her plea will be rightly ignored, writes George Williams.
Could the sheer size of Campbell Newman's victory in the Queensland election sow the seeds of a British-style Westminster revolt, asks Fergal Davis.
The inaugural National Indigenous Youth Parliament marks a new milestone for Indigenous voting rights in Australia, write Jo Coghlan and Scott Denton.
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.