Politics Podcast: Gareth Evans on being an Incorrigible Optimist.
Gareth Evans talks about his new book Incorrigible Optimist, in which he writes about his experiences in politics and the policymaking process.
Bob Brown's successful High Court challenge to an anti-protest law in Tasmania will cause many states to review their own protest laws.
The assisted dying bill in Victoria – complex and significant – is engendering less heated debate than marriage equality although both tap into some of our most fundamental fears and motivations.
Australia's Human Rights Council election provides an ideal opportunity for it to show leadership and commitment on issues such as refugee flows and the death penalty.
Donald Trump's base appears to remain loyal to him, even though he has so far failed to deliver on any of their key concerns.
Despite the promise of Black Lives Matter, it has not been taken up as a central political movement by Indigenous Australians.
Aside from vague threats of violence and suggestions he could 'renegotiate' the Iran nuclear agreement, Donald Trump has provided little in the way of coherent or viable policy options.
Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in Australian politics.
Men like Harvey Weinstein have been able to abuse with relative impunity, despite many in the entertainment industry appearing to know or have suspicion of their behaviour.
Setting targets is one way to attain more female MPs, but it must be accompanied by cultural change.
Some Coalition MPs are worried the government is in the energy space at all, rather than leaving it as a state matter.
The peace and justice Black Lives Matter seeks require a fundamental transformation of a system that preys on and benefits from Black suffering.
Next week, the Communist Party of China will commence its 19th National Party Congress, where its leadership and policy agenda for the next five years will be announced.
Gun control in Australia is not a black-and-white issue, and it's time we had a public debate that reflected that fact.
New research shows that, too often, grandparents who are primary carers are being locked out of decisions about their grandchildren's welfare.
A grassroots movement with its genesis in Melbourne has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in politics.
National discussions about counter-terrorism strategy are welcome, but require robust follow-up if they are to improve responses to terrorism.
In the main the public have accepted the world has changed, justifying altering the balance between security and rights. But there is still argument over precisely where lines should be drawn.
In politics, alternative facts exist. And they always have.
Politics Podcast: Darren Chester on the infrastructure spending spree.
Darren Chester says there is too much hyper-partisanship in Australian politics.
Despite the passionate for which they are usually fought, independence movements are rarely successful and their outcomes less than hoped for.
The review of the Australian family law system is welcome, but it should not waste precious time and resources on data that already exist.
With much attention focused on military might and economic sanctions, there has been little focus on calls for a diplomatic solution to the North Korean crisis.
The new wave of athlete-to-fan digital products will be faced with a few challenges if they are to be successful.