It would be wiser to spend money on policies that allow teachers to teach in ways that nurture children’s sense of belonging and making sure children are not hungry when they are trying to learn.
Labor's plan for an Evaluator General could be a big change to the way we evaluate and test government policy. We just have to get the details right.
If you're confused about all the millions and billions thrown around for education by the two major parties, here's the low-down on what the policies actually mean.
The major parties are promising tens of billions of dollars in transport spending, but only a handful of projects are on Infrastructure Australia's national priority list with approved business cases.
Australian populism is more of a long-term grumble about the state of the world than a sharp reaction to the threat of cultural loss.
Australia hasn’t done much planning to prepare for the shift away from coal. But it’s not too late to learn from international experiences.
It's the highest earning most wealthy shareowners who'll be missing the cheques.
The real problem with the government's first home owner deposit scheme is that it won't prioritise those who need the funds the most.
Transitioning to renewable energy will cost us something, but the benefits far outweigh the price.
Labor's arts election policy includes more funding for the Australia Council and the ABC. But while this is welcome, arts and culture deserve far greater attention.
What are the key policy issues on which the 2019 federal election will be fought?
You can't help first home buyers without making other buyers worse off.
Expect two more interest rate cuts, but they mightn't be enough.
The debate about the transition away from fossil fuels has focused on costs, but right here in Australia we have examples of the benefits of sustainable new energy sources for our cities.
In the research's February round, many participants hadn't heard of Steggall. By last week – unsurprisingly given the rash of publicity – everybody had, although some knew little detail about her.
Topping up deposits by as much as 15 percentage points will help, but housing isn't risk-free.
The Labor leader's personal popularity is stubbornly low, but this has allowed him to build himself as a team player, and position him well to become Australia's next prime minister.
If someone asked the “real Scott Morrison to please stand up”, two men might rise to their feet. The uncompromising, don't-give-an-inch hard Scott, and a more conciliatory, flexible character.
At some level, democratic societies have had enough of Murdoch and his propaganda operation masquerading as a news service.
Here's how the coalition, Labor and the Greens stack up against the Paris targets.