The Harper Review should focus attention on planning and zoning reform as a crucial way of improving competition.
The main question to ask of the Harper report is: what will make a tangible difference to our economic prosperity?
The social media giant is taking a tougher stand on those who use its popular network to abuse others. But is it enough and could law enforcement agencies do more to help combat harassment online?
The proposition that Easter is a 100% Christian affair is manifestly unsustainable. It shows an ignorance of history. Worse, it shows a failure to understand the way religious traditions work.
The arrival of subscription video on demand services Netflix, Stan and Presto have implications for what we call "television" in Australia – and much of the policy detail remains to be hammered out.
What are the implications for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Indonesians of an edict from the nation's top Muslim clerical body that homosexuality is a sin that should be punishable by death?
Big reforms in taxation and competition policy are on the table for the Abbott government, but has it spent too much political capital to get any of them across the line?
Before calling for more regulation to combat predatory lending practices, consumer advocates should consider wages and the problem of insecure work.
New research shows Tasmania's swift parrots could be extinct in less than 20 years
In the final instalment of our series, Lesley Russell asks whether Australians need private health insurance, and what a two-tiered systems means for quality, access and equity.
The pet industry meets 'demand' driven by the 'right' to own a puppy. Animal welfare advocates respond with a 'vigil' to mark the 'shameful' fate of 250,000 dogs abandoned each year.
In the end, Nigeria managed what once seemed impossible and transferred political power relatively peacefully. What now?
The Reading Recovery program assumes reading is a natural process that can be guessed from pictures, but there are far better programs with proven effectiveness.
The southern lights that put on a show recently across parts of Australia are easily explained by science. But some cultures have their own explanation for these dazzling lights in the sky.
People seeing a doctor for low back pain are often told to take paracetamol. But a study published today shows the drug is ineffective for the condition and its prolonged use has harmful side effects.
The new draft international education strategy acknowledges the riches international students bring to Australia, yet fails to canvass how our universities can give them the experiences they deserve.
Australia is at a critical juncture of increasing awareness and understanding of men’s violence against women. But one important type of sexual violence is often overlooked: acquaintance rape.
Microsoft's looking to change the way we interact with websites through its new Spartan project. So what does that mean for the much derided Internet Explorer?
The US has made its formal submission of climate targets beyond 2020. But Australia continues to twiddle its thumbs.
An aggressive CEO delivers for their board - but then circumstances change. Can that leader follow?
The so-called "blackest day" in Australian sport can now instead be described as the precursor to its foggiest period, following the exoneration of 34 Essendon players from taking a banned drug.
Computers try to predict our behaviour and anticipate our needs, but sadly they often get things dreadfully wrong.