Phillip Coorey JULIA GILLARD is on a mission.
John Williams Lenore Taylor's recent articles raise one of the two critical decisions confronting humanity about the energy-climate change dilemma.
Ross Cameron There are few things more dangerous than a bad policy built on good intentions. Communism springs to mind ("commune" is such a lovely word).
Nick Minchin When the film producer Simon Nasht approached me about taking part in a documentary on climate change for ABC TV, I was just a little sceptical.
Jerril Rechter Why do alcohol companies continue to make high-potency alcopops that are marketed to appeal to those at most risk - young people?
Ban Ki-moon Next week, world leaders gather for a momentous occasion - the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro.
Elizabeth Farrelly To blame Bob Brown is to shoot the messenger. As we ache for Queensland's losses and rightly look to recovery, we must also heed the cataclysm's larger lesson.
Geoff Strong What has gone so wrong that it's the byword for evil in popular culture?
Judith Ireland Irish author and poet Oscar Wilde wrote that ''life imitates art far more than art imitates life'', muses Judith Ireland.
Martin Ferguson Martin Ferguson AM MP – Speech to the House of Representatives
Peter Whish-Wilson The construction of the new ASIO headquarters has been dogged by controversy, including claims in the past week of Chinese espionage.
John Warhurst Pressure groups and organised interests are the weathervanes of political shifts.
Jacqueline Maley Last week, I spied a peculiar photograph accompanying a newspaper story about the legalisation of gay marriage and adoption in France.
Andrew Darby One of the better how-to guides for humble folk dealing with a big business promising great change is a 1983 film called Local Hero.
Jacqueline Maley All writers know that books are like children. So it was no surprise that when Opposition Leader and author Tony Abbott faced the media on Monday, he clutched his latest literary creation to his...
James Brown, Rory Medcalf Fast, good, and cheap - the government unveils a defence policy on Friday aiming for all three.
Matthew Kidman Is Tony Abbott about to become the single most important driver of the Australian share market?
Michael Short Michael Short speaks with Mark Triffitt, long-time politics and policy thinker.
Hugh Mackay A political week that promised high drama ended in low farce. Rudd was denied his Second Coming.
Kevin Rudd has told officers at Beijing's main defence academy it's in China's interest to use its influence to quell North Korea's aggressions.