Australia's preparations for Iraq were hampered by the Howard government's fear of opposition to the war, a declassified study shows.
In some respect, Latham was a relic of the Howard years, holding onto a version of Australia that no longer exists.
Business complaints about the lack of political will for reform disguises that the reform they now want is very different to that of the last 30 years.
The government has responded to the AHRC report into children in immigration detention much as you might expect from Howard's 1997 Coalition, writes freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian.
Christopher Pyne's education review was rushed, partisan and now seemingly doomed. Adjunct professor Tony Taylor at the University of Technology Sydney says it didn't have to be this way.
This government blames all of its unpopular budget cuts on the spending of the previous government, and no doubt the next government will do the same. But Stephen Bartos, ACIL Allen Consulting public policy and governance expert, says the real problem is that time is not on our side.
Global evidence suggests that stronger futures for Aboriginal people will require more self-determination, writes professor Jon Altman of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research.
Every now and then, the Liberal Party tries to think of itself in philosophical terms, dedicated to smaller government and the free market.
Amid all the macho talk about the "sin" of having too much debt, especially federal government debt, an important doubter has emerged in the Reserve Bank, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
The Better Access program, introduced by the Howard government in 2006 to improve access to treatments for common mental disorders, was controversial before it even began.