What's in the public interest isn't always what the public's interested in.
Jack Waterford is the former Editor-at-large at The Canberra Times and writes a regular column
If the Parliament abdicates its rights, why should the High Court care?
A citizen's jury is a nice theory of government but the opinion of a random collection of citizens won't necessarily stick.
Voters are not flocking to Shorten. They are walking away from Turnbull and the coalition.
Impotence, incapacity and improvisation become a contagion
Given that same-sex marriage is virtually inevitable, the damage to the reputation of the ABS might be the longest lasting effect.
ICAC can't get you just for wanting officials to act against the public interest
Australia has a right to demand the full-blooded allegiance of its dual citizens.
What does it say when ministers, and prime ministers, don't use the official messaging systems?
Does going for the sensible centre simply mean being competent, if rather timid and uninspired?