The assisted dying bill in Victoria – complex and significant – is engendering less heated debate than marriage equality although both tap into some of our most fundamental fears and motivations.
Australia's Human Rights Council election provides an ideal opportunity for it to show leadership and commitment on issues such as refugee flows and the death penalty.
Men like Harvey Weinstein have been able to abuse with relative impunity, despite many in the entertainment industry appearing to know or have suspicion of their behaviour.
Donald Trump's base appears to remain loyal to him, even though he has so far failed to deliver on any of their key concerns.
Some Coalition MPs are worried the government is in the energy space at all, rather than leaving it as a state matter.
Aside from vague threats of violence and suggestions he could 'renegotiate' the Iran nuclear agreement, Donald Trump has provided little in the way of coherent or viable policy options.
Setting targets is one way to attain more female MPs, but it must be accompanied by cultural change.
For Malcolm Turnbull, on a wafer-thin majority and struggling in the polls, the outcome of the seven High Court cases is of vital importance.
Next week, the Communist Party of China will commence its 19th National Party Congress, where its leadership and policy agenda for the next five years will be announced.
Gun control in Australia is not a black-and-white issue, and it's time we had a public debate that reflected that fact.
In a suburban hair salon, a Muslim woman suddenly feels unwelcome in the country she has loved for 40 years.
Despite the passionate for which they are usually fought, independence movements are rarely successful and their outcomes less than hoped for.
As the leaders of New Zealand's two major parties enter coalition talks with minor parties, a reluctance to cross ideological boundaries could limit their options.