A bill to allow asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island to be transferred to Australia for medical and psychiatric treatment has passed both Houses. Nicholas Procter and Mary Anne Kenny explain how it will work.
While many of the banking royal commission’s recommendations are laudable and absolutely necessary, they are not sufficient to end the regular cycle of appalling misconduct and inquiries, write Andrew Linden and Warren Staples.
South Australia’s energy prices have gone up as more renewables entered the market – but prices would have gone up even more without them, according to Bruce Mountain and Steven Percy.
Australians who voiced vociferous opposition to war in general and conscription, in particular, should be commemorated as an important part of our history, writes UniSA’s Rick Sarre.
Almost all states have improved their accountability in recent years, and are far ahead of the Commonwealth government, argue the Grattan Institute’s Danielle Wood, Carmela Chivers and Kate Griffiths. Read on to find out where South Australia ranks.
Federal minister Simon Birmingham needs to explain why he intervened to reject a series of research proposals that had been independently selected for funding, write Brett Hutchins and Libby Lester.