Australian Politics

Dying with dignity

January 16, 2017 | Megan BestAs debate continues about “helping” end a life, Megan Best considers patient rights, treatment refusal and society’s unfamiliarity with suffering.

Preserve freedoms in marriage debate

January 15, 2016 | Robin SpeedBasic freedoms should not be a casualty in the same-sex marriage debate.

The voice of the pleb-iscite

August 14, 2015 | Raj GuptaIs a plebiscite the best way to hear the voice of the people?

A different Q and A for Christopher Pyne

May 6, 2014 | Bryan CowlingThe Anglican Education Commission asks some questions about the Curriculum review initiated by the Federal Minister for Education.

Reaching the election endgame

September 3, 2013 | Karin SowadaIn coming years, experts on management and leadership will write books about what went wrong and how to avoid it.

Euthanasia fails again

May 28, 2013 | Karin SowadaA recent move to legalise euthanasia in the NSW State Parliament was resoundingly defeated.

Deficit, taxes, cigs up

May 14, 2013 | Karin SowadaThe most surprising element of the Federal Budget was the failure of Treasury forecasting.

On the elimination of the suffering

May 6, 2013 | Megan BestWhy is it, as soon as we see someone suffering, that we so quickly think of eliminating the sufferer?

The longest election campaign ever

April 17, 2013 | Karin SowadaWith five weeks of Parliament left before the September election, much will happen but little can be done to arrest voter malaise with Labor.

Ignoring the elephant in the room

March 4, 2013 | Karin SowadaGoverning turned into campaigning this week at Rooty Hill.

The election’s key question

February 4, 2013 | Karin Sowada"Who do people hate more - Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott?"

Time for action on ‘drinking culture’

November 13, 2012 | Karin SowadaThe shenanigans at St John’s College at Sydney University has put the spotlight once again on binge drinking, bullying and an unsavory attitude to women.

Welcome to New South Wales

October 30, 2012 | Karin SowadaWhile the community was mesmerised by the ramblings of Alan Jones and the PM’s contribution to the gender wars, quiet but highly important decisions were...

Managing the Clash of Cultures?

September 27, 2012 | Karin SowadaBob Carr recently opined that ‘the world is facing the possibility of a worsening of the relations between great religions’.

Peter Singer unmasked

September 4, 2012 | Karin SowadaPhilosopher and ethicist Peter Singer recently laid bare his views about a ‘lesser right to life’.