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.
Hugh de Kretser
Hugh de Kretser Putting armed officers on every train station is a recipe for risk.
George Monbiot At first it seemed preposterous. The rise and fall of violent crime during the second half of the 20th century and first years of the 21st were caused, the hypothesis proposed, not by changes in...
Judy Courtin With a celebratory, yet very holy, time of the year approaching, it is time to reflect on the rapidly unfolding religious revolution in Australia.
Sandy Guy ''I wish my daughter was dead,'' a distraught woman said to me on the phone. ''Then she wouldn't suffer any more abuse.''
Ross Gittins The figures are dropping but most people find that the truth is no fun.
Ross Gittins Wow. Did you see the latest figures for the falling crime rate? Pretty good, eh?
Heckler For those of you who were born in the 1950s, like me, or just after the war, I understand your frustration and probable anxiety in becoming a "baboom".
Elizabeth Farrelly Do you suffer from freckles?'' asks the ad. Pippi Longstocking marches right in and tells the shop lady "No.
Colin McLaren Despite an obsession with all things gourmet and the questionable comeback of the cravat, Florentino chef Guy Grossi could only dream of a full house on a lazy Tuesday.
Michelle Anderson Education philanthropy is freely encouraged by government ministers but hampered by complex tax laws.
Ben Saul You can't have it both ways. A Jewish person can't faithfully be Australian and Israeli.
Allison Pearson If you have just accidentally shot dead the woman you love, what do you do?
Charles Waterstreet Crime-scene experts and Hollywood agents are descending on Pretoria in droves, as the Pistorius murder case proves once again that a highly skilled cross-examiner and defence team can devastate even...
John Watson We should beware the spread of powers that weaken the rule of law.
Anson Cameron For a fully fledged country to launch an ape and regard it as cool, well, they're late to the game.
Christopher Hitchens Citing wavering strength of mind and body, Pope Benedict XVI announced his decision to resign from the papacy at the end of February. He will be the first Pope to abdicate in nearly six centuries.
V. Rukmini Rao and Lynette Dumble Today's skewed sex ratios amount to femicide, write V. Rukmini Rao and Lynette Dumble.
Fred Hiatt It is more than the random brutality that captured Indians' attention.
Peter Craven Why don't we have a film industry that is more sensitive to the riches of Australian writing?