Geoff Garrett China and the US will never be friends. But they need each other desperately.
The Loaded Dog
Should users of major road networks alone bear the infrastructure costs - like public transport - or ought we all pay for the alleviated congestion?
Paul McGeough They talk and talk and talk, but can they ever achieve anything? I'm talking about the Europeans.
Bruce Guthrie Fewer journalists means less light cast in dark places, and that diminishes democracy.
Misha Schubert Politicians who exaggerate might find the joke's on them, writes Misha Schubert.
James Whelan The NSW Treasurer, Mike Baird, declared ''we stand for smaller government'' this week, with a budget that will see 15,000 public servants retrenched.
Phillip Coorey When Julia Gillard knocked off Kevin Rudd two years ago yesterday, Labor was floundering principally because of three intractable policy issues - the mining tax, carbon pricing and asylum seekers.
Kenneth Davidson The big water bills will keep coming, whether we use the water or not.
Tony Wright It was as awkward as an anniversary dinner for a marriage gone cold; everyone attempting desperate pleasantries until Uncle Ernie swerves two swigs over his limit and decides it's time to be frank.
Tim Colebatch Australia will remain one of the lowest-taxed countries in the Western world.
Hayden Stephens People who were sexually abused as children have waited a long time for a royal commission.
Hayden Stephens The abused and belittled want the terrible truth to be acknowledged at last.
Gerard Henderson There is delusion. And then there is self-delusion. When both forces come together, what follows is an absence of reality. This is evident in much of the debate about the future of the print media.
Jacqueline Maley IN HIS campaign against the carbon tax, the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, has named butchers, fishmongers, cabinet makers and smelters as its victims.
Lenore Taylor In a world where reality television has a powerful impact on reality, maybe a TV show would focus attention on the real situation of Australia's unemployed.
Wayne Swan Every four years as the debates heat up in the US presidential race, it coincides with a busy time in Australia's economic calendar.
Peter Hartcher It fell to a woman named Susan Katz to lob the proverbial dead cat into the middle of the American presidential debate this week. It was a stinker.
Jacqueline Maley YOU know the world has gone nuts when a parliamentary question about Swedish carbon pricing comes as a relief.
Jessica Irvine I'm sure I don't need to tell you how exciting I find the five-yearly release of census data. I presume - but cannot be sure - it stirs in me the same emotion most people feel about the Olympics.
Lenore Taylor Julia Gillard was playing the audience perfectly at the press gallery's midwinter ball on Wednesday night, commiserating with journalists at both News Ltd and Fairfax as the media industry goes...