Jacqueline Maley Last week, I spied a peculiar photograph accompanying a newspaper story about the legalisation of gay marriage and adoption in France.
Guy Rundle You would have a heart of stone not to have chuckled at Jason Russell, director of viral video Kony 2012, being found naked in a San Francisco street last week, possibly masturbating.
Stephanie Peatling Cost of raising children up 50 per cent past five, new modelling shows.
Gerard Henderson Premier Barry O'Farrell is a proud follower of Robert Menzies (1894 to 1978), the founder of the modern Liberal Party.
Tony Wright The embattled Gillard government's battalions of media advisors, facing a tough budget and an even more difficult election campaign, are being put on a war footing worthy of the D-Day landings ...
Gerard Henderson Julia Gillard, Wayne Swan and Greg Combet appear to believe Labor will win the election.
Emma Macdonald and Peter Jean Federal largesse to the ACT was minimal in the budget, despite the announcement it would claw back $74 million.
James Brown, Rory Medcalf Fast, good, and cheap - the government unveils a defence policy on Friday aiming for all three.
Tanja Kovac Writing in his post-2007 election manifesto, Battlelines, Tony Abbott revealed with disarming frankness the full extent of conflict within Coalition ranks on the provision of financial support for...
Jacqueline Maley It was supposed to be a nice party. A black-tie gala held in a hangar, catered by culinary ponytail-to-the-stars Neil Perry, and attended by 1000-odd guests hand-selected from the fanciest quarters...
George Williams A report has found Australia participated in the CIA's detention and torture of terrorist suspects after the attacks of September 11, 2001. This should come as no surprise.
Michael Gallagher The Gillard government's university efficiency dividend provides no sustainable basis for funding Gonski increases in schools.
Rodney Croome I understand why some supporters of marriage equality support independent MP Tony Windsor's idea of a referendum on the issue.
Gerard Henderson The media in Australia is obsessed with same-sex marriage. It is far from clear, however, that this is a priority for many Australians living in the suburbs and regional centres - far away from the...
Laurie Pearcey It is surely one of history's great ironies that Richard Milhous Nixon, champion of the McCarthy era and fierce anti-communist, is remembered with great fondness and nostalgia in China as America's...
Gay Alcorn The WikiLeaks founder's Senate bid is a long shot, but there is method in his move.
Andrew Darby A careful study of the ecosystem in the Australian Bight is essential before BP begins drilling for oil.
Gerard Henderson If Julia Gillard's supporters really believe the Prime Minister's political discontents are due to prevailing misogyny in a contemporary patriarchal society, they are delusional.
Gerard Henderson Perhaps the most compelling of the paintings in the 2013 Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW is Xu Wang's Self-portrait (interviewing Maoist victims).
Gerard Henderson There has been some suggestions that Stephen Conroy's attitude to the print media resembles that of Josef Stalin.