Scott Morrison is a "once bitten, never shy" sort of guy. The Treasurer this week launched into the hot topic of housing affordability.
Body-worn cameras may seem to be a boost for policing and criminal justice, but they raise a host of issues around admissibility, privacy and fairrness.
Not only is it cheaper to provide permanent supportive housing to the homeless, but the improvement to their lives is immeasurable.
Donald Trump may lose his bid for the White House. But far more competent, grassroots politicians will line up to take his mantle.
It has been the absolutism embedded in Australian immigration culture of control that helps explain our hardline policy history on asylum seekers.
A new database that shows the use of gendered words in major Australian newspapers tells us much about whose voices are being heard.
In the third volume of The Official History of ASIO series, historians Dr John Blaxland and Dr Rhys Crawley examine the organisation's role in the years leading to the end of the Cold War.
Justin Gleeson's resignation strikes at the role of the Solicitor-General in Australia, and the government needs to take steps to restore confidence in the office.
In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew Dodd speaks with Stuart Morris and Leonie Hemingway about their successes and failures on the road to reforming Victoria's local government.
In a globalised world, the credibility of the birthright lottery as grounds for excluding people from protection may be diminishing.
The Trump circus has distracted from genuine scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's approach to global challenges if she becomes president - and the signs are not good.
Truth’s victory over hate propaganda is neither automatic nor preordained. It requires a commitment to equal rights and norms of tolerance.
While potentially helpful in resolving extraordinary cases, an over-reliance on CCTV images to tell 'the truth' risks perpetuating certain myths regarding violence against women.
From a social media post that cracked open a decades-old abuse scandal in the UK and Australia, through to tracking asylum seekers, social media can be vital in breaking investigative news stories.
Cases of homicide by falling are rare. But the Gable Tostee case is not the first instance of a fall from a building causing death being linked to criminal conduct.
The Turnbull-Abbott hostilities erupted in a very public manner this week over the terms of a ban on the importation of the Adler seven-shot lever-action shotgun.
The uneven provisioning of poker machines across Victoria may be contributing to the incidence of domestic violence in areas with many poker machines.
Political pundits often talk about the 'transactional costs' of coups.
Changes that would widen the gulf between Australian practice and international standards should be avoided at all costs.
As cities trumpet their liveability, creativity and greenness, many informal settlement activities are often relegated to the shadows.
Shifts in southeast Asian countries' political leadership has led to another worrying region-wide shift: away from liberalism.