There's never been a better time for tax reform. But as governments have tried (and stumbled) over the years the burden has shifted to individual taxpayers and the latest budget looks no different.
Pakistan has often been misunderstood to be exclusively built upon a national Islamic identity, ignoring the multiculturality and divisive role of Islam in the definition of its national identity.
Essays on Air: how archaeology helped save the Franklin River.
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The battle to save the Franklin River - an exhilarating story of politics, cultural heritage and passionate environmentalism - captivated the nation in 1983.
Since his election, Emmanuel Macron has emerged as a man of the "liquid" society, where finance, labour, politics and people shift and flow. What matters is change, not the direction one is taking.
Football clubs are, to a great extent, made up of their sense of history and place.
Findings suggest parties should rethink the way they chase the 'female vote'.
We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
For Australia, the median age is 37.2 years. The Northern Territory is the youngest state or territory with a a median age of 32.4 years and Tasmania is the oldest at 42 years.
Identity politics can take an exclusionary or even predatory form, but can they also be more progressive and emancipatory?
The German approach to refugees is becoming increasingly binary: if you are not a refugee, you must leave; if you are a refugee, you must integrate.
Thousands of young people have got on their bikes to make a political statement in London's streets. The government would do well to pay attention.
Inclusionary planning schemes can reduce land costs and ensure that affordable homes are well located near jobs and services.
We're often less careful when talking to people we know well than we are when we talk to strangers. That can be a mistake.
Many activists have entered politics in the two decades of Indonesia's democratisation. But this hasn't improved the quality of democracy in the country.
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's statement on inviting Australia to join ASEAN has raised speculations that he was just being Javanese. This is the background to that statement.
Christ can't simply be seen as a religious figure when his life and teaching were so political.
It's time for a new discussion about the rules around privacy and politics in Australia – one in which the privacy interests of individuals are front and centre.
Putin and Trump both invoke a kind of religion that emphasises a past golden age, rather than shared practices of church attendance and piety.
In it's first inclusion in the Open Budget Index of 115 countries, Australia ranks 12th.
Despite fears that so-called echo chambers are causing political polarization, a new study suggests it's not the case.