The political debate surrounding the federal government's media reforms has obscured its failure to act on another front, writes George Williams.
The definition of a gene has evolved since the term was first coined in 1909 and needs updating again in the light of recent findings, writes Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley.
State and local governments have a duty to complement federal climate policy, as they not only have the power but the best knowledge of the field, argues Martin C. Jones.
Federal Labor has failed to foil the competition killers, writes Frank Zumbo.
Perhaps the real question that the Labor Party needs to ask itself is what conditions need to be in place for any leader to succeed, writes Chris Styles.
The Archibald Prize is the case of an unavoidable meeting between popular culture and those whose lives are defined by their passion for art, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.
Dyson Heydon insisted that "compromise is alien to the process of doing justice according to law". However, it would be surprising if this judicial individualism catches on, writes Andrew Lynch.
The NSW Parliament's recent criminal justice reforms diminish human rights, add to the complexity of criminal justice and increase the risk of wrongful conviction, argue Gary Edmond and David Hamer.
The numbers used to measure performance in educational institutions create a lot of discussion - and angst - because of their obvious imperfections, writes Merlin Crossley.
Are opioids really the lifetime treatment of choice for someone who may live the rest of their lives experiencing chronic pain, sometimes worsening as they age, asks Louisa Degenhardt.