If China acts clearly and forcefully to renounce North Korea's aggression, it will reap the rewards of a big increase in regional influence, writes Ross Buckley.
The commonwealth and NSW governments' proposals regarding judges' remuneration packages raise the issue of public confidence in the consistency of quality throughout the court system, writes Andrew Lynch.
The benefits of high-speed rail in Australia are illusory, and the scheme stands to be another white elephant, argues Peter Swan.
In light of the upcoming G8 summit in Northern Ireland, the rationale for re-regulation of banking according to normative criteria has never been greater, argues Justin O'Brien.
The Prime Minister's newly announced currency conversion deal with China is a good first step on the long march to seamless economic ties, writes Tim Harcourt.
Julian Assange is a hero to many, but even a hero must comply with the ordinary criminal law, whether it be that of Australia, Britain or Sweden, writes George Williams.
Leaders from business and government have called for financial incentives to encourage big institutions to invest in affordable rental housing.
The European Union stumbled badly in dealing with the banking crisis in Cyprus with consequences likely to reverberate through Europe for years to come, writes Professor Ross Buckley.
The US Federal District Court's decision to strike out large parts of the Libor class action reveals a lot about the operation and limitations of private enforcement strategies, writes Justin O'Brien.
The political debate surrounding the federal government's media reforms has obscured its failure to act on another front, writes George Williams.