Malcolm Fraser The ownership of islands in the East China Sea now represents a highly sensitive and dangerous issue.
Thalia Anthony A review of a recent death involving a Taser is welcome, but does not diminish the appearance of police investigating police.
George Williams Last week on budget day the federal government released two independent reports on Australia's anti-terrorism laws.
Gerard Henderson Julia Gillard, Wayne Swan and Greg Combet appear to believe Labor will win the election.
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.
Tim Colebatch Why can't we believe the budget forecasts? Why were they so wrong over the past decade? Does Wayne Swan decide the forecasts, as the Liberals imply, or does Treasury?
Tim Colebatch Why can't we believe the budget forecasts? Why were they so wrong over the past decade? Does Wayne Swan decide the forecasts, as the Liberals want us to think, or does Treasury?
Stephanie Peatling Imagine if this Parliament finished with national disability insurance scheme signed, sealed and delivered.
John Warhurst Supporters of same-sex marriage would be misguided to encourage a referendum this September.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has produced a minimalist industrial relations policy with a bold objective - to eliminate what he considers the biggest threat to a Coalition victory in September.
Matt Wade Will your family be around the TV on Tuesday night to see what the federal government has in store?
Barnaby Joyce Life in politics is punctuated with major challenges that throw into question the authenticity of your political mettle.
John Falzon The Gonski review tells us 79 per cent of the most socio-economically disadvantage students go to public schools.
Nicholas Reece The education reforms are the circuit-breaker our schools desperately need.
Sean Nicholls Julia Gillard's plan to implement David Gonski's education reforms was unveiled at a crucial time for the states and territories: right in the middle of their budget preparations.
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 Short There will be at least some debate ahead of the federal election about policies and ideas. And there will be the banal and brutal attacks.
Jack Waterford Tony Abbott has done us all a favour by placing anathema on the appointment of a new governor-general by the prime minister, Julia Gillard.
Farrah Tomazin You get the feeling that Frankston MP Geoff Shaw enjoys his notoriety.
John Watson Soaring living costs and a rising reliance on private services are a double blow.