If it comes to a trade war China holds all the aces — Australian industry and government have been shockingly slow to secure essential resources.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne wouldn't be drawn by her US counterpart on China, but Australia is still very much in step with the Americans when it comes to military spending. Just ask our former defence ministers.
An Order of Australia award is a career accelerant for many recipients. So why are so few women given the opportunity?
The Council of the Order of Australia is meant to reflect the makeup of Australian culture. So why has it been years since there's been any Indigenous representation?
The governor-general has enormous scope for stripping Order of Australia honours. So when should he? And perhaps more importantly, why hasn't he?
More than 200 letters between former governor-general Sir John Kerr and Queen Elizabeth II, released today after a long legal fight, reveal just how much Buckingham Palace knew about Gough Whitlam's dismissal before it happened.
The disastrous handling of Melbourne's hotel quarantine effort has put security firms firmly in the spotlight.
Daniel Andrews' government has been very aware of the security industry's dodgy behaviour for at least five years.