Tony Wright Crime in western Sydney is, apparently, out of control. Worse, the inhabitants' borders aren't being protected.
Ken Lay Racial profiling. Over the past week, these two words have been used in conjunction with Victoria Police. It's something I don't want to see happen again.
Ross Gittins Although many types of crime have been declining over the past decade, there's still far too much of it.
Hugh de Kretser
Hugh de Kretser Putting armed officers on every train station is a recipe for risk.
George Monbiot At first it seemed preposterous. The rise and fall of violent crime during the second half of the 20th century and first years of the 21st were caused, the hypothesis proposed, not by changes in...
Judy Courtin With a celebratory, yet very holy, time of the year approaching, it is time to reflect on the rapidly unfolding religious revolution in Australia.
Bruce Guthrie Our road laws are too lenient when it comes to speeding.
Sandy Guy ''I wish my daughter was dead,'' a distraught woman said to me on the phone. ''Then she wouldn't suffer any more abuse.''
Tony Vinson Because of the widely shared horror at sex crimes against children, many people see the incarceration of incest perpetrators as the appropriate social response.
Greg Curtin In 1946 George Orwell wrote that murders reported in the mass media had certain dramatic and tragic qualities that made them memorable and - my word, not his - newsworthy.
Patrick Vikingsson Decriminalisation will not succeed in the fight against trafficking.
Martin McKenzie-Murray The sex abuse inquiry is an opportunity for the church to heal itself.
Ross Gittins The figures are dropping but most people find that the truth is no fun.
Ross Gittins Wow. Did you see the latest figures for the falling crime rate? Pretty good, eh?
Paul Sheehan One of the pleasures in public life today will be the Oscars, streamed live from Los Angeles at absurdly self-indulgent length.
Chris Berg The decisions of the Refugee Review Tribunal make disheartening reading.
Heckler For those of you who were born in the 1950s, like me, or just after the war, I understand your frustration and probable anxiety in becoming a "baboom".
Richard Ackland After 30 years at the NSW bar and 10 years as a Supreme Court judge, Harold Sperling, QC, is retired. He gets out of bed and does what he damn well wants to do.
Elizabeth Farrelly Do you suffer from freckles?'' asks the ad. Pippi Longstocking marches right in and tells the shop lady "No.
Colin McLaren Despite an obsession with all things gourmet and the questionable comeback of the cravat, Florentino chef Guy Grossi could only dream of a full house on a lazy Tuesday.