Alan Reid The release of international test scores last week unleashed a wave of commentary.
Michael Kirby It is time for Australians to rediscover the original ideals and optimism of public education. Because of pressure groups and wedge politics, the grand objectives have been forgotten or frustrated of...
Nicholas Gruen There's plenty wrong with gross domestic product as a measure of national wellbeing. As Bobby Kennedy said, it measures everything in life except what's most important.
Heckler I HAVE drafted this missive many times, each time trying to form my anger into some kind of coherent shape. I have tried to be witty; I have tried to be even-handed; I have tried to be analytical.
ALL this squabbling over education funding has got me thinking: what if we could afford to maintain current levels of private education funding while increasing the funding allocated to government...
Ken Boston After 10 years in England, it is good to see the progress made in the inclusion of vocational curriculum in school education in NSW.
Bruce Guthrie After 20 years, we still can't seem to agree on the best way to manage those pokies.
Kenneth Davidson It's official. Melbourne Water users will pay $19.4 billion in contract payments to AquaSure.
Tim Soutphommasane It was a good thing that Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician, came to visit Australia last week.
Paul Monk Almost all of the commentary following the announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he was retiring seems to have concentrated on relatively banal topics, such as what he will do now, who will succeed...
Ken Lay Racial profiling. Over the past week, these two words have been used in conjunction with Victoria Police. It's something I don't want to see happen again.
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Barbara Taylor Bradford I am a fan of Hilary Mantel's books. I even sent her a congratulatory email when she won her second Booker Prize.
Gerard Henderson The concept of dual loyalties in Australia has an unpleasant connotation since it invariably implies disloyalty. A century ago, some sectarians labelled Catholics as possessing a dual loyalty.
Ross Gittins Is the productivity boost of mobile technology worth the hassle?
Kim Rubenstein and Danny Ben Moshe It is staggering that with one albeit very serious case overseas, that of the Ben Zygier suicide, Ben Saul (The Age, 20/2/13) wants to turn back the clock of globalisation and multiculturalism.
Alan Stokes Please don't tell anyone, but I feel for Ben Barba and Canterbury Bulldogs supporters.
John Watson We should beware the spread of powers that weaken the rule of law.
Mark Stevenson One of the Carlton greats, Greg Williams, has memory loss. He won't be alone.
Ross Gittins I confess to a having an old fogey's ambivalence towards mobile phones. There are times when it suits me to keep in touch, but most of the time I don't want a phone taking over my life - or even...
Paul Sheehan Greg Williams was the Diesel. He was slow, he was short, not good for an elite Australian Rules player.