Even if Malcolm Turnbull brought Tony Abbott into cabinet, which he won't, it would likely eventually end in tears.
Our drinking culture has brought some colourful phrases into the Australian vernacular.
The move to consolidate security agencies under one minister upends generations of conventions on how security intelligence and executive police powers are managed separately.
Given the events of the past week, now is an opportune time to discuss reform of a section of the Constitution that makes dual nationals ineligible to sit in parliament.
While Islamic State might be taking significant blows, including the recapture of the key Iraqi city, there is no reason to expect the violent and radical group will disappear.
Implicit in Malcolm Turnbull’s and Bill Shorten's arguments that an Indigenous 'voice to parliament' would be a big change is the notion that it may be too difficult.
'Creepshots' are provoking questions concerning rights to privacy in public, and ethical concerns regarding technology and bodily autonomy.
We need to acknowledge that 'band of brothers' military culture has a dark underbelly – and that individual acts of atrocity might be a reflection of broader, systemic issues.
The most pertinent issue is how much power the federal government is prepared to allow any single media proprietor to have.
Malcolm Turnbull's claim that Robert Menzies' party was meant to be one of the 'sensible centre' has some validity – but it may also be that that centre has shifted significantly, too.
An aggressive posture is one thing – but doing something about it is another, as countries factor in the costs and risks of aggression.
Local neighbourhoods where Asians and Muslims form a majority are almost entirely concentrated in Australia’s two major cities – Sydney and Melbourne.
Tom Nichols' book The Death of Expertise examines why the relationship between experts and citizens in a democracy is collapsing, and what can be done about it.