The Liberals’ enthusiastic gambit in Mayo was meant to return a blue-ribbon seat to the fold – but it could end up entrenching a third-party MP there for a generation, writes Tom Richardson.
Stopping elder abuse requires policy and legislative change but also an end to ageism – the systemic devaluation of older people, writes Jane Mussared.
Proposed changes to Australia’s space activities legislation do little to inspire confidence in the government’s approach to a commercial space industry, writes Melissa de Zwart from the University of Adelaide.
Good elected representatives aren’t there to find problems for the sake of a headline but instead to listen to constituents and come up with solutions, writes outgoing city councillor Natasha Malani.
While there are serious systemic problems with the superannuation system, the biggest problem is the lack of attention most Australians pay to their retirement income, argues tax and super lawyer Andrea Michaels.
Philip White considers the implications of the unfolding trade brouhaha.
The Federal Government’s proposed identity-matching legislation has the potential to lift government surveillance of citizens to a new and unjustified level, writes Law Council of Australia president Morry Bailes.”