Responses to climate change are often dominated by economic rationalism and technological optimism. But the question we should really be asking is why have we reached this impasse, write Matthew Kearnes and Declan Kuch.
Tony Abbott has promised a new way forward for federal-state relations if the Coalition wins government. But will he find the federal lever of power too tempting not to pull, ask Andrew Lynch and Shipra Chordia.
Our future depends on the environment providing what we need, but it is still regarded as a magic pudding, with policies for development of natural resources outweighing those to protect them, writes Richard Kingsford.
The Federal Government can remove the legal risks facing the PNG plan by amending the Migration Act and legislating in breach of the refugee convention. But this may be a step too far for Parliament, writes George Williams.
The Coalition's new asylum policy will degrade administrative decision-making, undermine accountability and leave refugees in a permanent state of psychological and legal limbo, write Jane McAdam and Ben Saul.
Wildlife photography acts as a torch, shining a light onto the face of extinction so that extraordinary species are not lost to the darkness. But it is then up to the rest of us to act and make a change, writes Dustin Welbourne.