The way times have changed is exemplified in the frequency of party coups against sitting prime ministers.
In a globalised world, the credibility of the birthright lottery as grounds for excluding people from protection may be diminishing.
Temporary migrants are excluded from the benefits and rights of Australian citizenship. Is such immigration policy compatible with Australia's democratic principles and values?
It is important to restore public trust in any future decision for Australia to go to war. For this, a system that provides better democratic accountability is essential.
In the 1980s Australians grappled with the challenges of living in an era that brought together boom and crisis, nationalism and globalisation, confidence and anxiety, and conservatism and exuberance.
Matthew Condon’s new book, All Fall Down, ends Queensland Police Commissioner Terry Lewis’ story amid the demise of the Rat Pack and their corrupt system of graft payments known as “The Joke”.