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Divine right to discriminate
Opinion
Opinion

Divine right to discriminate

Are religious freedom laws really necessary in modern Australia?

  • by Jenny Stewart

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Who loses when the public service contracts out labour?
Opinion
Opinion

Who loses when the public service contracts out labour?

A sham-contracting case against government agencies may be looming.

  • by John Wilson
Does our Supreme Court hold itself in contempt?
Opinion
Opinion

Does our Supreme Court hold itself in contempt?

If a court can't police its suppression orders, it should ditch them and allow justice to be open.

  • by Markus Mannheim
Pezzullo and the public interest
Opinion
Opinion

Pezzullo and the public interest

Ministers, not bureaucrats, determine the public interest. But they can't wield that power without shouldering blame.

  • by Richard Mulgan
Talking up the Canberra bubble
Opinion
Opinion

Talking up the Canberra bubble

Improving the public service will require more than a handful of meaningless 'themes'.

  • by Paddy Gourley
France, the blinkered centre of the world
Opinion
Opinion

France, the blinkered centre of the world

Cultured, yes, though the Republic throws itself heartily into parochial nonsense, too.

  • by Mark Thomas
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The wrong path on retirement incomes
Opinion
Opinion

The wrong path on retirement incomes

The idea that a compulsory super contribution of 9% is enough is based on flawed research.

  • by Andrew Podger
Denying climate change is evil
Opinion
Opinion

Denying climate change is evil

Climate denial is rooted in greed, opportunism and ego. Opposing action for those reasons is a sin.

  • by Paul Krugman
Protest is a school for democracy
Opinion
Opinion

Protest is a school for democracy

Children are citizens, not mere citizens-to-be. They have political views that deserve an audience.

  • by Kei Nishiyama
Demystifying artificial intelligence
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Demystifying artificial intelligence

Can governments use AI to deliver services if they don't understand how it is working?

  • by Catherine Garner
Is the bureaucracy a gender equality utopia?
Analysis
Analysis

Is the bureaucracy a gender equality utopia?

'Blokey' government workplaces no longer pay higher wages than agencies with mostly female staff.

  • by Markus Mannheim