Vision and detail are relatively absent from all three major parties' education policies, write Kalervo Gulson and Shaun Rawolle.
Australia's presidency of the UN Security Council is an opportunity for the government to support the women, peace and security agenda in Syria, writes Laura Shepherd.
Without a return to a more stable distribution of investment returns, many people will find they reach retirement without much of the money they thought they would have, writes John Evans.
No party has properly addressed the issue that women's experience of gender-blind systems like education, superannuation and aged-care, are shaped simply by the fact that they are women, writes Helen Hodgson.
The UN Security Council’s sanctions regime processes are in need of reform. Can Australia make any effective changes during its presidency, ask Christopher Michaelsen and Marie-Eve Loiselle.
Australia should use its position as president of the UN Security Council to deliver durable improvements to the Council's effectiveness, write Jeremy Farrall and Jeni Whalan.
For Australia to become an idea launcher, it needs to institute a culture that makes big, bold bets on new discoveries to allow them to flourish, writes Ben McNeil.
If the UN thinks indefinite detention of asylum seekers on the Australian mainland is cruel, inhuman and degrading, we can only imagine what it might say about Nauru and PNG, writes Jane McAdam.
Indonesia's recently proposed "virginity tests" illustrate the tendency to blame or punish women for more liberal attitues to sexuality, writes Nasya Bahfen.
Tony Abbott’s about-face on delivering a surplus in his first term is smart politics and good policy, writes Geoffrey Garrett.