It's a rare example of direct democracy – albeit non-compulsory and conducted by mail.
Tony Abbott has claimed that same-sex de facto couples already have the same rights as married couples. This is not true.
Australia’s political donations system remains fragmented, but proposed reforms in Victoria are a good step forward.
There is now a reputable body of research evidence from places that have introduced assisted dying, and MPs must examine that evidence before deciding how they will vote.
The Australian prime ministership has never been easy, but the most successful tenures have been those in which the person has matched the circumstances.
At a time of increasing threat of nuclear war, a historic treaty to ban nuclear weapons might provide a much-needed panacea.
The last-minute bargaining on media reforms are a minimalistic band-aid response that will do nothing to prevent further concentration of Australia’s media landscape.
Queensland led the way in the 1920s – it's about time for the other states to catch up on reforming local council elections.
When children and young people have opportunities for active citizenship, they demonstrate a wide range of ways of contributing to their communities.
The campaign against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya is so extreme and violent with the intent of eliminating them from the country that it meets the criteria for genocide.
A snapshot of Australian teens shows most doing well, but as a group they are still plagued by suicide risk, self-harm and mental health problems.
In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew Dodd speaks with Darren Kindleysides and Don Rothwell on how Australia won a case against Japan's whaling activities at the International Court of Justice.
There are concerns that performance-enhancing drug use is quickly becoming a public health crisis.