In the 1980s Australians grappled with the challenges of living in an era that brought together boom and crisis, nationalism and globalisation, confidence and anxiety, and conservatism and exuberance.
It is widely believed that youth recklessness is often the cause of young driver crashes, but is this simply a myth?
Since becoming prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull has been talking about the importance of innovation. This is what he's referring to.
When asked about a plan to resettle an extra 12,000 refugees in Australia, Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi said that the UNHCR determines who is going to be sent to Australia or not. Is that right?
In the social media age, perpetrators can devastate their partner or ex-partner psychologically, socially and financially, while remaining cloaked in anonymity from cyberspace.
Victoria has had a huge victory for the rights of women to exercise their choice to access a legal medical service free of intimidation and harassment.
Harm minimisation policies should seek to reduce the poker machine gambling of everyone, not just problem gamblers.
Tasneem Chopra told Q&A that of the 70,000 refugees who've arrived in Australia by boat since 1976, none have been found to be linked to terrorism. We examine the best evidence out there.
Accountability for the violence and abuse that people with disability experience begins with recording the offences. In fact, we have long ignored crimes against vulnerable members of our community.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan look at the political consequences for the prime minister in having promoted Mal Brough to the ministry.
Syria’s demographics are markedly different to Lebanon’s. A power-sharing arrangement would be more difficult to design.
With such an even split among the public and political leaders, here are five reasons why now is not the right time to be putting boots on the ground in Syria.
Malcolm Turnbull, having briefly touched home base, is back on the summit round, leaving behind a rather messy and smelly little scandal, the first to hit his ministry.
Christian Porter on domestic violence.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Social Services Minister Christian Porter about the government's moves on domestic violence, his thinking on welfare reform and his support for making adoption easier.
Young people's transition to work is prolonged and highly precarious. An entry-level job becomes a career, savings become subsistence, weekend shifts become lifelines. It doesn't have to be this way.
The story of Australia’s multicultural future needs to be informed by an understanding of the past. Those who do not know history’s mistakes are doomed to repeat them.
By drawing on interviews with perpetrators and their ex-partners and police evidence, a common discrepancy in victim and perpetrator accounts of domestic and family violence becomes blatantly obvious.
It's up to state governments to ensure urban planning rules properly reflect both the desires of residents in the 21st century and the principles of sustainability.
A recent decision by the Indonesian Immigration Office is set to present challenges to the widely practiced, and popular, 'visa run' renewal method.
New research released today shows that changes to NSW strata law that allow the sale of apartments against the owner's wishes likely won't improve housing affordability or availability.
Who is the smart home for and why has it not taken off as expected? Perhaps because it has been primarily envisioned by and for men.
Selective sympathy raises troubling questions. If you neglect suffering in other places, it is much more difficult to mobilise political actors to take it seriously.
Part one of the ABC's Hitting Home provides an insight into the work of those responding to domestic violence on the front line – including police, courts, refuges, and a specialist forensic unit.
Whether Indonesia’s unofficial 'moratorium' on the death penalty is genuine or temporary, this is an advocacy moment for Australia to seize.
Preventive measures such as control orders should not be extended in the absence of evidence for their need or without safeguards.