Ideally, Australia would introduce constitutional protections for media freedom. But, in the meantime, four laws need urgent reform to better balance those freedoms with national security.
Matt Hancock wants a new levy to tackle gambling harms, but it's a lost opportunity unless you spend it the right way.
While some may not believe slavery and human trafficking happen in Australia, the unpalatable truth is that they do. Here are four examples of what they can look like.
Scott Morrison has been PM for nearly a year, but his foreign policy priorities remain unclear. With his mandate secured, he now has both the opportunity and obligation to show his true colours.
China is rapidly greening its economy, but that doesn't mean authoritarian governments are best placed to handle climate change.
The 2001 federal election was a watershed moment for Australian national security that has set a policy agenda for almost two decades.
Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was Queensland's longest-serving premier, but an inquiry into corruption brought his hopes of becoming the next prime minister of Australia to a sudden end.
There is a growing sense that the British authorities would rather forget their weapons testing history.
The story of Australia has been studied and explored many times by researchers. Look what they've revealed, so far.
While citizens of both countries will choose their representatives in their respective elections, they have different ways of carrying out elections.
Firearms policy is more complex than people often allow, and evidence about what works to reduce gun violence is also not clear-cut.
Evidence from Australia shows the Ardern government's moves to eliminate certain firearms from New Zealand will improve community safety.
The problems with housing systems in Australia and similar countries run deep. Solutions depend on a fundamental rethink of our approach to housing and its central place in our lives and the economy.
No longer do the world economic figures contradict the former US Treasury Secretary's theory.
The #MeToo movement brought to light the extent of sexual violence in the community, largely through the media. But there is still a long way to go to overturn stereotypes and shut down online abuse.
To move towards a knowledge-based economy, Indonesia needs to invest its research funds strategically.
Progress, in historical terms, has so often meant clearing places of their native inhabitants – both human and non-human.
Australia's Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act is at least a step in the right direction.
Cyber attacks are a real and increasing threat to Australia, and the law lags a long way behind in both protection and recourse.
Polar bears 'invading' a Russian village have renewed concern over climate change in the Arctic, but human-wildlife conflicts are flaring up everywhere.