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.
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 a globalised world, the credibility of the birthright lottery as grounds for excluding people from protection may be diminishing.
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.
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.
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 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.
The hyperbole about the Adler shotgun simply does not match with the facts. This is symptomatic of the generally poor quality of debate around firearm policy in Australia.
The need for new housing solutions for these low-income groups is clearly a pressing requirement.
Our communications revolution is changing the way we write and speak, and 'Slanglish' has never had it so good.
Nick Xenophon's two new Senate colleagues, Stirling Griff and Skye Kakoschke-Moore, are no strangers to the political process.
An implementation gap means Australian courts cannot directly enforce children's rights as protected in international law.
Despite its negative aspects, investigative journalists globally are using social media to collaborate and uncover important stories.
Speculation has fallen on whether Labor will maintain its planned policy of enforcing a binding vote on marriage equality.
Indigenous people make up small percentages of the population in many countries – but using social media, Indigenous voices can be heard worldwide. Here are a dozen deadly Australians worth following.
By focusing on intergenerational inequalities that will eventually be reversed, we are framing the housing affordability question the wrong way.
Like many other advancements in communication technology, social media has a good, a bad and an ugly side when it comes to its relationship with crime, criminal justice and the law.
The heir to Thailand's throne, Maha Vajiralongkorn, enters his reign with no authority other than that of the office he now holds.
Now that Labor has shot down the government's proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage, the issue of marriage equality threatens to haunt Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership.
How do the media management strategies devised in haste 15 years ago affect how asylum seekers are portrayed today?