Airport operators enjoy the privileged position in Australian planning law of being able to decide their own futures. Their exemption from state planning rules threatens orderly planning and safety.
Riven by dispute about the idea of liberalism espoused by Robert Menzies, and increasingly at risk of fracture, a once great party is in turmoil.
As retirement looms for elite sportspeople, there is a need to prepare for the transition to post-sport life. But there are also important things to consider for transition long before this.
Jokowi’s visit was a good deal shorter than the one planned for last year. But it did highlight several important issues in the bilateral relationship.
While there are pockets of antipathy towards Muslims, an overwhelming majority of Australians don’t share it.
Tony Abbott gave another jab at Malcolm Turnbull's leadership this week in a speech and in an interview on Sky.
Australians are likely to vote for longer parliamentary terms. They want fewer elections and are dissatisfied with politics.
Smart cities do more than develop products to increase productivity and prosperity. Mayors, CEOs and leaders engage entire communities in shaping the future of cities.
Our big cities increase incomes faster than population growth, but most residents miss out on the extra income growth. Creating multiple centres of activity may help make bigger better for everyone.
The latest reflection on just how appalling things are in federal politics came this week from former Treasury head Ken Henry.
The term 'genuine refugee' is thrown around often, yet few know the complicated process of how someone is deemed to be one.
What would single and two-state solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian question look like?
The gambling industry continues to make handsome donations to our politicians, and recently named some of those it supports.
A project set up north of Melbourne's CBD aims to create a living laboratory for developing a highly integrated, smart, multimodal transport system.
New South Wales law provides no clear definition of the crimes that fall into the worst possible category. This leads to inconsistent and unfair sentencing.
Israel has only a handful of friends on the international stage. Australia is one of them.
Rather than boycotting the Israeli leader's visit, we should instead demand that he put forward some concrete proposals for a meaningful peace process.
Preventing sexual violence is everyone's responsibility, but we need to be careful about how we do it.
Decades of expansion for Whyalla were followed by decades of contraction. Whyalla has seen optimism and idealism but also, if not despair, then its close neighbours, alienation and apathy.
Following Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence, should the state change the way it sentences offenders?
A key point of difference between male and female sexual abusers of children is in the power relationship with their victims.
The proposed amalgamation of 40 NSW councils has generated heated opposition. While public resistance has now won out in several regional communities, it's a different story in the city.
Despite the growth in darknet drug trading in Australia, there are important reasons why it is less harmful than street drug dealing.
The government was this week caught off-guard by a decision from the Nick Xenophon Team to reject the omnibus bill.
How do we know what we think we know? Accuracy, care and rigorous method gets us somewhere there, especially on issues like racism.