There is a real risk a national inquiry could get bogged down in politics, or not lead to real change. But we need more federal action on bushfires. Our old approaches are broken.
Many of the recommendations of previous inquiries and reviews have yet to be implemented. What we need is a better fire and land management strategy – not another royal commission.
A recent study found that male veterans under 30 have a suicide rate more than two times the national average. Yet, support for a royal commission into the problem is lacking.
People suffering from mental illness face many challenges, but we don't always notice the loved ones who do much of the caring behind the scenes.
Without a place to live it is nearly impossible to take care of your mental health needs.The upcoming Royal Commission should recognise the connection between stable housing and mental health.
A year after it was introduced, the National Redress Scheme has strayed a long way from the recommendations of the royal commission.
There are systemic problems with the way mainstream schooling treats students with disabilities. A Royal Commission would shed light on these issues and give us a way forward to a more equal future.
The Murray-Darling is not just a food bowl, yet the South Australian Royal Commission has found the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is failing its mission to protect the environment as well as irrigators.
By the time the aged care royal commission's recommendations lead to improvements in our nursing homes, four cohorts of residents will have died. Here's why.
One year after the Royal Commission into Northern Territory child detention recommended big changes, little of substance has been done to tackle the problem by the NT Labor government.
The key challenge in mental health is finding the political will and the financial and community resources to do what has already been described in thousands of pages and hundreds of recommendations.
The Morrison and Berejiklian governments might be of the same stripe but, with both facing elections in the first half of 2019, their interests rub up against each other uncomfortably.
Clare O'Neil on Labor’s listening tour for banking victims.
Shadow minister for financial services Clare O'Neil says the ALP exercise will give a voice to people in areas the Royal Commission hasn't had time to visit.
Researchers found that larger banks are more likely than their smaller peers to experience "operational losses", which includes a failure to meet obligations to clients.
With enough will and resourcing, many of the structural issues that make financial services a trial for many Indigenous consumers can be overcome. But we need more regulation to deter sharp practice.
A number of factors have contributed to the horrible stories coming out of the Royal Commission, including market instability and the financialisation of farming.
In choosing not to impose restrictions on bonuses and commissions, the government left untouched the incentives for inappropriate financial advice and lending decisions.
The way corporations are structured makes it hard to establish criminal culpability even if directors and executives control processes and are paid bonuses based on performance.
In psychology, we know people don’t always think through their decision-making in a rational and linear way when placed under situations of stress.
Implementing the Don Dale royal commission's recommendations will test the capacity to redress the 'systemic and shocking failures' it identified.