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.
With a prospective hard Brexit, Australia should prioritise a free trade agreement with the EU over the UK.
Australia High Commission
Analysis shows there's less competition and more cross over in trade between Australia and the EU, making a trade deal more appealing.
Milo Yiannopoulos addressing the media this week.
Independent booksellers are increasingly seeing their role as, necessarily, an active, educative, political one.
The construction industry is particularly prone to illegal phoenix activity.
A primary focus on prosecuting those who have committed illegal phoenix activities has not been successful.
Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr (with the yellow t-shirt) in front of a statue of Paul Kruger at Church Square in Pretoria.
Alon Skuy/The Times
The idea of white victimhood played an important part in Donald Trump's rise. The South African brand of white supremacy has made a tangible contribution to this narrative of victimhood.
The gambling lobby continues to provide substantial support to political parties.
The gambling industry continues to make handsome donations to our politicians, and recently named some of those it supports.
Medically supervised injecting facilities can prevent overdoses turning into a medical emergency. So why has progress in Victoria stalled?
There's no legal reason why Victoria can't have its own medically supervised drug injecting room to prevent more overdoses, despite political setbacks.
Rocking the boat: Scott Morrison and his infamous lump of carbon.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
This summer has seen a concerted attack on renewable energy coming out of Canberra, featuring everyone from One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts to Coalition ministers channelling the far right of their…
How do you really know if vitamin and mineral supplements really ‘help your heart’ or ‘boost your mood’?
If the Therapeutic Goods Administration implements new proposals to regulate complementary medicines, you can be more confident they actually do what they say on the packet.
PewDiePie apologises in a video blog last week.
The world's most famous YouTube vlogger has been at the centre of a media storm over perceived anti-Semitism. But amid the demonisation, some nuance is needed.
A swift, certain and fair approach is designed to encourage offenders to comply with the conditions of their sentence.
Following Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence, should the state change the way it sentences offenders?
Imaginary Architecture by Lara Tumak.
Image used with permission and thanks.
It’s always fascinated me, the place that architecture holds in the public imagination. I don’t mean that regular people frequently get carried away about buildings, which they generally don’t. I’m talking…
Moana takes to the sea.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Disney's Moana has a remarkably accurate depiction of how Polynesian peoples navigate by the stars, and draws attention to the richness of Indigenous astronomy.
WA Premier Colin Barnett faces a battle to retain office after the March 11 state election.
AAP/Rebecca Le May
While the Liberals' decision to preference One Nation on how-to-vote cards might be expedient in the short term, it could seriously cost them if they are returned to power.
Drinking alcohol, not taking illicit drugs like ecstasy or LSD, is more closely linked with violence. Yet, media reports tend to say the opposite.
Media reports tend to link violence to illicit drugs when alcohol is far more likely to be to blame.
William Hill is among the online bookies to be registered in the Northern Territory, where the tax and regulatory environment is more favourable.
No state wants to see its revenue base decline – particularly when the jurisdiction benefiting doesn’t even tax (or regulate) its bookies as well as it might.
Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in Fifty Shades Darker.
After Fifty Shades of Grey there was debate about its romanticisation of an abusive relationship. The sequel confirms that this wasn’t a misconception.
Remote schools often struggle to recruit and retain great teachers.
Redesigning staffing policies will attract and retain high-quality teachers in the schools that need them most.
Nearly 300,000 people tuned into two live streams on Facebook of the Anthony Mundine-Danny Green fight.
Foxtel’s high-priced oligopolistic control over Australian pay TV has again clashed with the demands of sport fans and the increasingly sophisticated capture and relay technologies available to them.
Cory Bernardi speaks to the media after announcing he had quit the Liberal Party.
While there is no constitutional basis for the former Liberal senator to resign from the chamber, there is a compelling ethical case for him to do so.