Andrew West It's a counter-intuitive and controversial argument to make at a time like this - one might even say ''brave'', minister - but churches and faith communities are still the strongest centres of public...
Matt Wade I HOPE you're making the most of the ''weekend effect''. People tend to have significantly more happiness, enjoyment, and laughter - and much less worry, sadness, and anger - on Saturdays and Sundays...
Bruce Guthrie After 20 years, we still can't seem to agree on the best way to manage those pokies.
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.
Marcia Langton I had been searching for the quintessential statement by a wilderness campaigner in opposition to Aboriginal interests to illustrate the problem that I have referred to in earlier lectures: the...
Nicholas Reece Australia's leaders need to boldly intervene to improve public health.
Now that the election has been called, what do Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott have to do to win your vote? What is the most important national issue in your household?
Gay Alcorn Sometimes it is tempting to feel sorry for the AFL. It's so darn progressive and open-minded.
Sarah Rainey Childlessness is on the rise. But why does it bother so many people?
Shane Green The grand plan by the Baillieu government to redevelop Flinders Street Station is heading into its final stages.
The Loaded Dog
The Prime Minister says she is against gay marriage but Britain is close to legalising it. Are our laws out of step with the rest of the world? Should this be an election issue?
Lucas Walsh Last week we saw another high-profile incident of racism, this time involving ABC journalist Jeremy Fernandez, who allegedly received a tirade of defamatory and racist abuse from a Caucasian woman...
Eve Ensler There seems to be two types of risings on the planet right now. One is a sexual violence typhoon that is affecting most countries in the world.
Joumanah El Matrah
Joumanah El Matrah Allowing religious organisations to discriminate undermines the true meaning of faith.
Elisabeth Betz 'Mobs tearing up Logan. Did any of them do a day's work today, or was it business as usual and welfare on tap?'' the Coalition's indigenous health spokesman, Andrew Laming, tweeted in response to...
Alecia Simmonds In the late '90s, when raving meant dancing and sun-dried tomatoes meant culinary sophistication, I joined a group at university called the Activist Left.
John Birmingham Man, what was Steph Rice thinking? All those medals and sponsor bucks not enough for her?
Nicholas Tonti-Filippini Religious schools should have the right to employ whoever they see fit.
Ronald Millar The game is not the same.