It is a shocking truth that, for the most part, the politicians are leaving their humanity at home as they debate the future of the men on Manus.
Unions may well feel justifiably aggrieved by the findings – and impact – of the trade union royal commission, but there are nonetheless lessons to be learnt from them.
A new report’s findings provide a strong economic rationale for investing in early intervention to stem the flow of young people into homelessness.
The Turnbull government sees the 'City Deal' as a way for 'smart cities' to drive innovation and growth. But what is the value proposition behind this UK concept and how might it work in Australia?
The Australian government must face the uncomfortable truth that it is no longer possible to process or detain asylum seekers and refugees in other countries in our region.
For the first time in 20 years, Australia's national arsenal of private guns is larger than it was before the Port Arthur massacre.
Despite a recent surge in the polls, the distribution of marginal seats means it will be difficult for Labor to win the coming federal election.
The future of senator Robert Simms, one of the freshest faces in the Greens team, may hang on whether he is first or second on his party's ticket.
The world's informal settlements are growing at an unprecedented rate, with about one in four urban dwellers living in slums. We need to rethink how we view and deal with these people and places.
A PNG Supreme Court judgment is likely to have profound implications for Australia’s offshore processing regime in that country.
While trade unions still exert some influence on the ALP, it is nowhere near as much as it once was.
Female workers are now more highly unionised than their male colleagues, but unions still have a long way to go to reflect that shift.
After the Port Arthur massacre, Australia had the most comprehensive reform of firearm laws anywhere in the world. But a creeping complacency now jeopardises public safety.
The 20th anniversary of the massacre at Port Arthur again raises pressing questions about ways of remembering the tragedy.
Like oil and water, party politics and good defence policy are presumed not to mix. And the process to buy Australia's next fleet of submarines has been all about party politics.
The Conversation’s experts respond to key aspects of the announcement that French company DCNS will be build Australia's next fleet of submarines.
Mark Scott will hand to Michelle Guthrie a much-transformed ABC – one that does the same things in very new ways.
Commitment to a stronger, ongoing and more bipartisan federal reform process is one of the true tests of modern political leadership.
The reality is that intergovernmental relations are not the strong point of federal systems generally. But some do it better than others.
Might the rise of heritage tourism and the increasing ease of international travel lead to more of Australia’s military experiences overseas being better understood?