ACCC chairman Rod Sims is among those advocating a so-called ‘effects test’ to determine whether market power has been misused.
Both big and small business have much at stake in competition policy reform, but they need to move on from simplistic arguments about misuse of market power.
Governments produce enormous amounts of data. The open data movement wants to make that available to all citizens.
The open data movement is gaining momentum but we need to reflect on our priorities and values in order to make further progress.
The Tesla Model S - mean, and green?
The Tesla Model S is only as green as its electricity source - which is not very in brown-coal powered Victoria.
Changes in environment health are invisible in the national accounts.
AAP Image/Richard Wainwrigh
The health of our environment is not included in national accounts data. And we are all poorer for it.
Powerful waves of nationalist sentiment have endured since the second world war and continue to pose difficulties for the leaders of Japan and China.
The fog of the second world war and the murkiness of the post-war settlement laid the contours of Asia's complex and uncertain strategic landscape.
Soldiers standing over skulls from the Ottoman Armenian village of Sheyxalan in the Mush valley, eastern Anatolia, circa 1916.
Courtesy Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Armenia
While Australia has largely chosen to shut its eyes to the Armenian genocide, many the nation's allies — including Canada, France and even the Vatican — have adopted a more moral stance.
Activists trying to bring attention to the issue of rape in war were arrested for protesting at Anzac Day services in the 1980s.
ACT Heritage Library
Protests on Anzac Day, rather than being 'utterly alien to Australians', have a long tradition and embody the democratic right to dissent for which the troops fought.
Leadbeater’s Possum is dependent on large, old trees that produce hollows for its survival.
The Leadbeater's has been formally listed as critically endangered. But unless clearfelling in the possums' stronghold stops, it will continue down the road of extinction.
Every tonne of coal burnt is a tonne off the carbon budget to keep warming below 2C.
If we're going to limit global warming to less than 2C, Australia will need to keep more than 90% of its coal reserves in the ground.
Scaling back coalmining is one way Australia could make big progress towards its emissions targets.
The Climate Change Authority has recommended Australia cut greenhouse gas emissions 30% below 2000 levels by 2025. While sensible, the government is unlikely to accept, and the target misses bigger opportunities to cut emissions.
Labor has long had leaders, such as former prime minister Paul Keating, capable of speaking the language of Anzac.
There is a complicated story involving the Anzac legend and the left between the 1920s and the 1960s which historians have barely begun to untangle.
The Australian flag is flown at Anzac Day parades but it’s not the flag that soldiers at Gallipoli fought under.
AAP Image/ Dan Himbrechts
When Australian soldiers fought at Gallipoli, they did so under the Union Jack. Our flag has changed since then and debates about national identity have shifted. Is it now time for a new flag?
Science can help explain the mysteries of the universe but how do you put a dollar value on that?
Why put a dollar value on science when the benefits to our lives and society are far more valuable?
Shakespeare, Chaucer, Dickens: are there no new books to compare?
Do English texts stay the same over the decades because there are no good modern books? Or because the process of selecting new books is just too hard?
Koalas are one of the threatened species that could benefit from carbon farming.
With bids open today for the government's Emissions Reduction Fund, experts explain how storing carbon can be a win for wildlife too.
Piracy might be theft, but it’s not the same as robbing someone of their material possessions.
Downloading copyrighted material without permission is illegal, but is it morally equivalent to stealing a DVD?
Shaping how the war is perceived through disseminating communiques has become a key feature of the Syrian conflict.
While social media was the main forum for Syrian demonstrators to confront Bashar al-Assad’s media machine in 2011, FM radio is now the battleground for Syrian hearts and minds.
A responsible media is cautious about what leaked information it will publish.
Flickr/Alex BuckyBit Covic
If confidential sources can still be exposed by the government's new data retention legislation, why risk leaking anything to the media?
Despite assurances from Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, the TPP could negatively affect Australian health policy.
The latest part of the TPP to be leaked is its investment chapter. And like almost everything we know about the secretive negotiations for the agreement, it provides plenty of cause for concern.
Saulal by Dennis Nona won the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Art Award.
Dennis Nona/Aboriginal Art Network
Indigenous artist Dennis Nona is currently serving a jail term for serious crimes. Should the work of the most significant artist to have emerged from the Torres Strait in the last 50 years be removed from gallery walls?