Bruce Guthrie Our road laws are too lenient when it comes to speeding.
The NSW police Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn this week becomes responsible for specialist operations, putting her in charge of squads such as homicide, counterterrorism and professional...
Mic Looby This week the state government deployed the first of its 940 protective services officers, or PSOs. To be clear, these are pretend police, armed with semi-automatic weapons, who will roam railway...
Richard Ackland At last, a good helping of red meat for Ray Hadley and other self-appointed guardians of right-thinking people.
Paul Austin The secret files affair is damaging the state's top cop, and a government on its way to the polls.
Jacqueline Maley Last week, I spied a peculiar photograph accompanying a newspaper story about the legalisation of gay marriage and adoption in France.
George Williams Last week on budget day the federal government released two independent reports on Australia's anti-terrorism laws.
Anne Summers If Tony Abbott is serious about wanting to boost women's workforce participation, there are more effective and less expensive ways to accomplish this than via his paid parental leave scheme, which...
Emma Macdonald and Tom McIlroy Canberra workers and visitors to national institutions will be forced to cough up almost $74 million in new parking fees in the Parliamentary Triangle and at Acton over the next three years.
Andrew Darby Old timers have seen it before. A rising union star climbs a step up Labor's ladder onto the national stage from an unlikely platform in Tasmania.
Daniel Flitton Determined terrorists plot and scheme, and measure success after just one attack goes off.
Daniel Flitton Keeping people in detention with no explanation, no trial, no appeal, should be a crime.
Farrah Tomazin You get the feeling that Frankston MP Geoff Shaw enjoys his notoriety.
Daniel Flitton Barely three weeks after election day, the prime minister will be face with an awkward or disastrous event.
Tony Wright Crime in western Sydney is, apparently, out of control. Worse, the inhabitants' borders aren't being protected.
Andrew Darby As Japan's most tumultuous Antarctic whaling season yet draws to a close, it seems everybody dodged, if not a harpoon, then a bullet.
Barney Zwartz Twenty years ago Bill Nelson left court a crushed man, his solicitors telling him to give up his quest for redress as a child sex abuse victim because the Catholic Church had all the power.
Barney Zwartz Twenty years ago Bill Nelson left court a crushed man, his solicitors telling him to give up.
Michael Bachelard For the fifth time, dozens of the world's ministers flew this week to an over-air-conditioned hotel meeting room in Bali, sat gravely around a very large table and achieved next to nothing.