Precautions taken in response to COVID-19 explain some but not all of the recent long delays in getting a passport.
Politicisation of taxpayer-funded advertising is wasteful and creates an uneven playing field in elections.
Robodebt sent a clear message to Australians that their government did not trust them.
The Australian Law Reform Commission report recommends major changes to the way judges are appointed and educated, and supports an independent body to investigate allegations of misconduct.
President Joe Biden has urged lawmakers to act over abortion rights following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. But is there a route to legislation?
The Scanlon Foundation Research Institute’s 2021 Mapping Social Cohesion Report found that while concern about the pandemic ebbs and flows, COVID has not shaken the nation’s social cohesion.
Is a 7-day home quarantine enough? What are the risks? And how will we ensure people stay home? Epidemiologist Catherine Bennett answers your questions.
Congress is working on a spending bill to avert another government shutdown. Scholars explain what’s in store if they fail.
Alarmingly for the Morrison government, the public has well and truly registered its lack of action on climate change.
Two reports — from think tank A New Approach and ex-Grattan Institute director John Daley — say Australian art and culture hasn’t advocated for itself effectively. But we need to try something new.
States claim the stimulus law assaults state sovereignty by barring local governments from using aid money to cut taxes. But the Supreme Court has consistently approved conditions on federal spending.
Since the Roosevelt administration, it’s become standard to look for accomplishments in a presidency’s early months.
Arts Minister Paul Fletcher has taken aim at what he calls a ‘cosy club’ of arts elites. But his claim of ‘unprecedented’ arts funding and a push for greater fairness don’t add up.
When the Cherokee Supreme Court ruled that tribal elected officials no longer had to be Cherokee “by blood,” it was the latest chapter in a long-running fight over who controls tribal citizenship.
The protests that ended in the storming of the US Capitol included members of white supremacy groups, the latest example of such groups being encouraged by politicians to challenge government.
The new bill would open the gates for your data to freely exchange hands between any ‘accredited’ agency. The proposal is more arrogant than it is effective.
Arts service organisations advocate for artists and help develop artforms. Cuts in NSW signal a more targeted approach to reduced government support for the arts and culture.
$1.35 billion of defence spending will be repurposed to meet the increasing threat of cyber attacks on Australia.
While governments have tried to curb universities’ autonomy, the institutions have often spent their money unwisely. And now, we face a crisis.
White supremacists’ protests against COVID-19 lockdowns reflect the US history of political leaders encouraging white supremacist groups to challenge or overthrow democratic governments.