Good riddance to a bad war: Afghanistan forever war inflicted a colossal and ongoing cost on the West
This war has been a monstrous failure, in which a vast amount of money has been spent and blood shed to make us less safe.
When the facts don’t matter: everyone will suffer reputational damage in the Holgate affair
For an issue which began over a relatively trivial matter, the list of candidates for reputational damage is long and shameful.
What’s changed since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody?
In the 30 years since the royal commission, 474 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in police custody.
Kristina Keneally has accused Peter Dutton of cancelling her trip to Christmas Island, where she was due to meet the long-detained Bileola family of four, and there is reportedly a growing consensus among Australia’s attorneys-general to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12.
There’s more work to do, so it’s important to keep the momentum up
Readers on what needs to be done to fix sexism in Australia, and frustration with what looks to be a continued uphill battle.
How can we keep the Me Too movement in motion?
We can disrupt Australia's culture of sexual violence as long as we keep rallying, keep fighting and stay informed.
In the fight against sexual violence, what can Australians demand?
The fight against sexual violence in Australia seems at times insurmountable. But there are ways forward, and Australia must take them.
Ben, do the decent and brave thing: step down
True or false, the accusations are calamitous. If this were a politician or CEO, they'd already have stepped down.
Dear Senate media diversity inquiry: here’s how the Murdochs control the news — and the news makers
With the Murdoch family's wealth doubling in the last five years, their influence on media diversity — or lack thereof — has only grown.
New details about Kate’s fate bring more questions and concerns to the surface
NSW Police's lethargic handling of Kate's accusations showed something all too common in sexual assault investigations.
Victoria’s great JobKeeper gap spells trouble for a city wedded to government support
There’s still a big gap left by JobKeeper in Victoria, after repeated lockdowns left Melbourne businesses economically vulnerable.
Disability vaccination stumbles point to a coming political storm for the government
Residential disability services is a priority area for vaccination rollout, but so far appears to have missed out.
Abandoned rollout schedule leaves nothing but Morrison’s spin for pandemic economy
The government can't spin its way out of our appalling vaccination rollout — although that won't stop it trying.
Welcome to ‘long COVID world’, a place science is only just beginning to understand
New evidence suggests the pandemic's fatality rate is only one serious impact of the pandemic on Aussies' health — long COVID is another.
What did the COVID recession leave behind for future generations? Not much
Australia responded to the GFC with huge investments in infrastructure. After this financial crisis, we'll have nothing but debt and deficit.
Australia is in a diplomatic cul-de-sac with China. The way out is a new kind of diplomacy
Leaders once understood that foreign affairs must be at the forefront of Australian policy. We need to return to those times if we hope to sooth relations with China.
Borders closed indefinitely? Government in headlong retreat from vaccination targets
A month ago vaccination was to pave the way for international travel. Now it won't. What's changed? The government is terrified of setting any targets.
AusPostScare and NDIScare — harbingers of an election campaign to come?
Labor is slowly assembling a narrative around privatisation and the slashing of services that could prove troublesome for the government at the next election.
How good is Scott Morrison? Only as good as the men around him, apparently
Peter van Onselen and Wayne Errington's new book reveals the Morrison government's problem with women, even before the current fallout.
Kerry Stokes is not for turning. It’s up to Seven’s independent board members to act on Roberts-Smith
We've drafted up the perfect email. All the directors need to do is hit send.
‘There is now a market for crazy’: Turnbull slams Murdoch press at media diversity inquiry
'It's not news anymore, it's propaganda ... We are drowning in lies.'