A new book on Fairfax Media misses the mark: the group is still a source of quality journalism, irrespective of the views fostered by Murdoch newspapers, writes David McKnight.
MOOCs do not devalue the live magic of in-class dialogue, debate and problem-solving. Rather, they will be even more valuable, as we strive to make our interactions better, argues Geoffrey Garrett.
New funding arrangements for community-care presume that older people know what help they need to live in their own home for as long as possible, writes Lee-Fay Low.
Australia's coal exports have tripled in the past 25 years. It's our dirty secret that neither side of politics is willing to address, argues David McKnight.
The Prime Minister is right to point out that the slowing Chinese economy is to blame for Australia's downturn. But his "end of the China boom" slogan only tells half the story, writes Geoffrey Garrett.
Over the course of the 2013 federal election, we will experience a real time experiment into the degree of influence exerted by Rupert Murdoch on Australian political life, writes David McKnight.
Those keen to address the gender imbalance in superannuation might want to keep sex out of the equation and instead boost the savings of low earners and informal carers, argues Rafal Chomik.
There is a hole in the Australian public administration where a space agency should be, writes Andrew Dempster.
The banks are howling in protest but the new levy on bank deposits is a good idea that should have been introduced in 2008, writes Ross Buckley.
Changes to fundamentals in the US economy are important and positive, not in the least the shale gas revolutuon that is making America a re-emergent manufacturing power, says Geoffrey Garrett.