Will international accounting firm PwC's buyout of consultatns Booz & Co be a successful emulation of its Australian parternship, asks Nick Wailes.
What really enables Australia to prosper is its insistence on combining the entrepreneur's right to “have a go” with the traditional egalitarian capacity for the “fair go”, argues Tim Harcourt.
Europe's Roma and Jews have far too much in common. Let's be empathetic. Let's acknowledge our common history. And then, let's apply our resulting outrage to an ongoing injustice closer to home, writes Fergal Davis.
Mission-directed research has become dominant but it is curiosity-driven research that leads to breakthroughs, making long-term commitment to both vital, writes Merlin Crossley.
The NSW government is to be commended for the work it has done on strata law, and its preparedness to amend draconian laws, but the proposed pet changes do not go far enough, writes Cathy Sherry.
Before the next federal poll, we must take a hard look at the basic features of our voting system, including the viability of casting electronic votes, writes George Williams.
Introducing a draft bill to remove the carbon tax is a symbolic first act of parliament for Prime Minister Tony Abbott but he faces a rocky road in getting a deal done, writes Donna Green.
There is no conflict between art and science: only the wide-eyed pursuit of cool ideas, writes Tim Minchin in 'The Best Australian Science Writing 2013', published by UNSW Press.pot
By paying our share to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Australia will maintain the right to exert influence on one of the real jewels of international co-operation, write John Kaldor and David Cooper.
Tony Abbott’s interview with the Washington Post has revived his problem of loose lips - but this time on the international stage, writes Mark Rolfe.