In encouraging a more diverse public service economy, governments must pay attention to accountability, contestability and competitive neutrality, writes Gary Sturgess
Why would the ACT Treasurer throw out a perfectly respectable source of revenue - stamp duty - and narrow the tax base? asks Jenny Stewart.
It is time Australian governments paid serious attention to the structure and efficiency of the public service economy, writes Gary Sturgess.
Aside from the occasional controversy, most businesses find Indonesia quite accessible, writes Tim Harcourt.
The ethics of the way the mainstream media deals with sex workers has undoubtedly helped papers sell a skewed perception of the Thomson affair, writes Catharine Lumby.
The media has neglected the impact of the Craig Thomson saga on the Abbott-led Opposition, writes Jo Coghlan.
The future of a sustainable Australian space program is small, lightweight spacecraft using advanced technology with significant US involvement., writes Steven Tsitas.
Drug prohibition infringes the common law right to silence and the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, write Ben Mostyn and Helen Gibbon.
Between the mediocrity of the ACT government and the impotence of the NCA, the fate of one of the greatest planned capitals of the 20th century hangs in the balance, writes James Weirick.
People all over the world are gearing up to witness this century's final transit of Venus, as it passes between Earth and the sun, writes Jonti Horner.