Simply providing more money will not accelerate the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Almost all states have improved their accountability in recent years, and are far ahead of the Commonwealth government.
As families are airlifted off Nauru for medical treatment, there is at last a glimmer of hope that a long-standing and cruel policy might finally be put to rest.
Australian national Antonio Bagnato is on death row in Thailand as that country resumes executions. The federal government must use all diplomatic means to push its anti-death penalty stance.