Labor populism under Bill Shorten and Sally McManus, if they deliver on their promises, will make the economy inflexible and weak.
Discovering the real history of our peoples
The uproar over the use of the word "discover" is the latest skirmish in a war over two equally mythical views of Australian history.
Gary Johns on Sky News Outsiders
Associate Executive Director Gary Johns was the outsider on Sky News' Outsiders on Sunday. Listen to the broadcast here.
It’s just more of the same problems and programs
The interim report of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory is heading dangerously close to yet another ideological cul-de-sac.
Judges should rule on law and facts, not feelings
Judge Matthew Myers and Chief Judge John Pascoe of the Federal Circuit Court have expressed concern that Aboriginal children are likelier than non-Aboriginal children to be taken from their homes. Indeed, they are, but what business is this of judges of the court?
Don’t go too far in advocating constitutional recognition for Aborigines
“Not ready to vote” is the phrase the government has been advised to use as the excuse to delay until 2017 a referendum to recognise Aborigines in the Constitution. Could it just be conceivable that, no matter how much of our money governments spend telling us otherwise, Australians will never be ready for further constitutional recognition?