Macquarie Bank’s Shemara Wikramanayake is the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner for a scholarship aimed at disadvantaged students in Sydney's south-west.
The electoral system is not reflective of the will of the people, but there are three potential reforms, writes Fergal Davis.
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.
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.
UNSW has launched a major research project on the internationalisation of the Chinese currency and its implications for global financial markets.
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.
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.