It's said the best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour. Let's hope that's not the case with Mathias Cormann's climate stance when he joins the OECD.
Pressure from business leaders and a simple legislative process leave few excuses for not introducing rules to combat modern slavery in commercial supply chains.
There's a chance he will lead the organisation for a long time.
Mathias Cormann's placement on the OECD would be a win for Australia – but already it could come at a cost
The wrong choice could see it lose relevance.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced today that following Mathias Cormann's resignation, Cormann will be nominated as a candidate for secretary general at the OECD.
Today's urgent inequality and environmental crises mean that more, not fewer, students should be studying history.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
People living in long-term care facilities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in Canada. A new report analyzing long-term care around the world assesses Canada's pandemic performance.
The OECD estimates have Australia less hit than most, but they are only partial and point to Australia's worst recession on record.
France agreed to postpone implementing its law to tax US technology giants as negotiators from nearly 140 countries seek agreement on reforms to the international tax system.
There is probably not much appetite in the private sector for running vast swathes of the NHS.
Digital transactions generate massive amounts of revenue and the Kenyan government wants to ensure that online traders pay their fair share of taxes.
Australian education is still going backwards from where we started in 2000 – new PISA results show.
Implementing educational policies that promote long-term achievement and attainment is possible, but requires going beyond news headlines.
For years, we've heard Australia's spending on tertiary education is some of the lowest in the OECD. This is only true if you ignore GDP growth. Real spending was actually going up, until 2016.
Governments around the world lose about US$125 billion in revenues every year because of profit shifting to tax havens.
Australia's university sector is one of the most attractive for international students. So why not try to keep them when they graduate rather than lose the talent we've helped train and educate?
Populism is on the rise in countries where inequality has been fairly stable over time, as well as countries where inequality has grown.
High levels of inequality damage our health, harm social cohesion and act as a brake on economic performance.