AUSTRALIA'S largest city faces economic strangulation unless the Premier, Barry O'Farrell, shows leadership on the need for a second airport in the Sydney basin.
John Cantwell Deciding when to leave Afghanistan involves Australia embracing a different set of standards.
George Williams However, Moore's personal success cannot justify retaining a system that permits dual roles, if other general principles are of greater importance.
Russell Ross When the Carr government took office in 1995 there was widespread discontent across NSW about inadequate public infrastructure, particularly in health and transport.
Australian construction workers will today be warned to brace for a ''viciously anti-union'' federal government under Tony Abbott.
The ACT Government will examine whether chemicals should be stored near homes, and has raised concerns about compliance at the Energy Services Inviornmental factory.
The Canberra Liberals were producing invitations to a $950-a-head party fundraiser when they were caught misusing public printing resources last month.
Andrew Darby IN A carefully handwritten statement addressed to the ''Ladies and Gentlemen of the press'', Christine Milne launched her first tilt at elected office 23 years ago.
Tim Colebatch Without some sanity in wages, we will not be able to build for the future.
Lenore Taylor Sometimes it's the biggest things that politicians don't want to talk about.
Kevin Donnelly Rewarding a privileged few will lead to ill feeling and distrust.
Nick Minchin Scaremongering about global warming is backfiring on warmists.
Katherine Murphy When I first arrived in the parliamentary press gallery as a cub reporter in 1996, my then bureau chief gave me a tip.
Ross Peake The expected cut in interest rates by the Reserve Bank today will do nothing to save Julia Gillard.
John Faulkner Today we find ourselves in the midst of a political climate increasingly dominated by fear. Not fear of an external enemy, but a fear felt by many in our political class of an open contest of ideas.
Steve Howard Australia can play a key part in feeding the world as Asia booms.
Paul Sheehan The sound I'm hearing now is the sound of chickens coming home to roost. They are starting to drown out the sound coming from Wayne's World.
Eve Mahlab Vicious attacks against the PM say more about our society than about her.
Elizabeth Farrelly Oh to be so powerful. Ellsworth Monckton Toohey, the villainous, pin-striped architecture critic in Ayn Rand's appalling novel The Fountainhead, makes and breaks careers.
Jessica Irvine This week's budget contains some important myth-busting about Australia's mining boom, the biggest since the gold rush days. It contains some extraordinary numbers.