Just looking at the title of a research proposal is no way to decide its relevance and impact on society; a deeper analysis is needed, writes Merlin Crossley.
Even under a conservative government, coal-fired electricity has no future and the power of public opinion will force rapid, effective action on climate change, writes Mark Diesendorf.
The large number of micro-parties in the Senate mean we may be headed toward a double dissolution election faster than we thought, but there are ways to prevent this, writes George Williams.
Tony Abbott deserves credit for understanding that now is not the time for a balanced budget crusade, writes Geoffrey Garrett.
The Australian Energy Market Operator's determination that 100 per cent renewable energy is feasible carries a hefty credibility, writes Jenny Riesz.
Both major parties have approached the complexities of NSW with piecemeal policies in constrained circumstances. Neither has an industry policy, argues Mark Rolfe.
Perhaps the explanation for why women orgasm is as simple as it's a pleasant reward for doing what's good for the species, argues Rob Brooks.
Given the importance of the seats of Dobell and Robertson, the political parties should have done their utmost to get good quality candidates without troublesome baggage, argues Mark Rolfe.
As Rudd's popular support has dived over the past month, he's demonstrated he doesn't understand the importance of ideology in a democracy, writes Lindy Edwards.
Both major parties are in a race to the bottom about how best to shut down Australia as a place of refuge for people who take to the sea, writes Jane McAdam.