The Nauruan government’s announcements have already had a much greater effect in the High Court than on Nauru itself.
Many have claimed that the ending of detention on Nauru is a strategic move to undermine a constitutional challenge to Australia’s offshore detention regime, heard by the High Court this week.
After years of squabbling over climate policy, do we now have a prime minister prepared to clean up the mess? Given a fair wind at the Paris summit and an election win, Turnbull might just pull it off.
The Productivity Commission has just released a timely new working paper that sheds light on how Australia’s tax and transfer system functions to distribute income across the population both at a point…
Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss Bill Shorten’s second anniversary as opposition leader, the next election, the possibility of a Labor frontbench reshuffle and the safety of his leadership.
The tragic loss of homes and property after an escaped burnoff shows the complexities of managing risk in a fire-prone land.
Japan's decision to lower or eliminate tariffs on rice, pork and beef may end up giving the prime minister a headache as he tries to get the trade accord through Parliament.
When Australia's government first pledged to set an emission-reduction target, Jon Bon Jovi was riding high in the charts. The progress made in the 25 years since has hardly been a blaze of glory.
Many professionals risk the wrath of their governing body if they act against any code of ethics. But not so the IT industry. Is it time for that to change?
I am embarking on the enrolment process for my daughter at the moment and I have chosen the local state school. It runs at an average on the My School website, below average on like schools, and it has had a long reputation for being rough. So why have I chosen it?
When Meryl Streep and the stars of the upcoming film Suffragette donned t-shirts emblazoned with the quote "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave," they reignited a contentious debate in feminism.
Bill Shorten, having seen off a prime minister, next week will mark his second anniversary as opposition leader.
Each individual case of radicalisation has its own characteristics. But the research has highlighted some patterns that may help to explain the dark world that is drawing in some Australian youth.
The experience of Canada, which agreed to an ISDS clause in its North American Free Trade agreement, should give pause to Australia.
The digital economy is also an economy of people first, something governments of the future will need to adjust to.
Human activities have altered whole ecosystems with declines in species diversity, extinctions and the introduction of weeds and pests. But it's not just the outside world we're harming.
The recipients of this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry showed that DNA is far from static. Rather, it is bombarded by damaging forces, but our bodies know how to repair these precious strands.
Next time you're looking for a film to see at the cinema, take note of the reviews you're reading and who wrote them. How much is the gender and age of the author influencing what you see?
Biological and genetic explanations of mental illness can weaken people’s sense of control and optimism, and create a bias against effective psychological interventions.
With fewer options available to send much-needed money to their family overseas, migrant communities fear severe consequences.
Constitutional judges are best seen as backstops, not as activists for one value like liberty over others like integrity and equality.
Attorney-General George Brandis told the ABC that Australia co-operates with the United Nations in relation to its human rights obligations. Is that right?