Journalist and author Jonathan Englert says Australia should think twice before making James Packer's new casino the face of Australia.
We should be optimistic, but we should not forget how the "sorry debate" came to be so big an issue for this nation. We should not forget how easy it is for Indigenous issues to become the ball in a game of dirty party politics. And we should not forget that most of the senior members of Howard's cabinet those who so gutlessly acquiesced to the bitter agenda of a small man are still in parliament today, writes Chris Graham.
Peter Costello’s failure to attend Brendan Nelson’s two day Liberal-National strategy meeting last week was perhaps the strongest sign yet that the former Treasurer’s days in Parliament are drawing to a close, writes Stephen Mayne.