A lengthy legal battle over the Murray-Darling between the states and the Commonwealth may have disastrous implications for policy-making in this area, argues Shipra Chordia.
Australia is now entering its fourth wave of engagement with Asia, and the Asian Century White Paper provides the road map for the new steps in this journey, writes Tim Harcourt.
All petrol retailers need to put their prices online for motorists to get the full benefit and to ensure a level playing field, write Frank Zumbo.
Banks will need to move quickly to embrace the changes that mobile banking is forcing upon them, writes Jonathan Greenacre.
It is difficult not to agree with ASIC's call for calm over the hysteria surrounding high frequency trading, writes Mike Aitken.
ASIO's powers are exceptional and deeply troubling. The detention in secret of non-suspects is more consistent with the apparatus of a police state and they should be repealed, writes George Williams.
David Hicks' future is as much a matter of politics as the law, but getting our leaders to step in and support him seems unlikely, write Fergal Davis and Nicola McGarrity.
The government was right to defer next year's referendum on recognising Aboriginal peoples in the constitution, writes George Williams.
In light of the challenges facing Australia's ageing workforce, the traditional retirement age needs to be redefined, argues Rafal Chomik.
Why should apartment owners be vulnerable to the loss of their home in a way that owners of freestanding houses never are, asks Cathy Sherry.