Australia’s current military involvement in the Middle East has not been properly scrutinised by parliament.
Across the world, debates have emerged around the extent to which the legislative branch should be involved in – and even have the final say on – authorisation of military deployment.
So, here’s how we can still rule the waves.
David Cameron talks like he can change the fight against Islamic State. But Britain's international role has been dwindling for years.
As British MPs prepare to vote on whether to join the bombing campaign against IS in Syria, three peace campaigners make the case against military action.
Shadow boxing. Will levelling the playing field work?
Removing names from CVs is a start, but we need to do much more to beat discrimination.
Agyness Deyn as Chris Guthrie
Lewis Grassic Gibbon's tale of rural Scottish change between the world wars is anything but narrowly focused. It speaks to our universal sense of injustice and fairness.
“I’m right behind you … hopefully.”
The British PM wants military action in Syria. First, he must convince a reluctant parliament.
Politicians hate secrecy when in opposition but grow to love it when in power.
Increased resources and staffing is a start but security must be properly targeted and accountable to the British people.
The British government's position is that this was a legitimate act of self-defence in a war zone. But there are other issues to examine.
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Western leaders insist that engaging with authoritarian regimes promotes human rights. They are missing the point.
I think I’m falling for EU.
The prime minister will have no choice but to pour all his heart and soul into the EU referendum.
Certainly not scribbled out at the last minute.
It has taken a long time to write, but the PM still hasn't produced an entirely realistic plan for reform.
Maria Gloria Polimeno
When the 'Arab street' came to Downing Street, passions ran high and fear and loathing were in the air.
Right of centre.
Until this week’s tax credits debacle, the Conservatives have performed exquisitely the role of the reasonable and pragmatic English party that swears by its faith in “whatever works”. So far, under the…
No room for unconscious bias with these grades.
Names of applicants will no longer be shown on university admissions forms from 2017. But will it help?
David Cameron wants religious education to be inspected.
Dubbing Islamic supplementary schools as incubators for extremism and intolerance could be counter-productive.
Playing truant is no game.
Young student via kilukilu/www.shutterstock.com
David Cameron's plans to deduct child benefit from parents of truants will not fix a complex problem.
Land of hope and Tory.
Big laughs, attacks on Corbyn but what's the plan on Europe?
And then a step to the riiiiight.
The Conservative Party is the Harry Houdini of British politics -- it puts itself into impossible situations, apparently for the sheer thrill of it
Leaving the club?
We should be debating the options for Brexit to better understand what is at stake.