The silence of the not-for-profit sector
Research, involving the University of Melbourne, finds that Australia’s not-for-profit organisations are staying silent on big issues for fear of funding cuts.
Closing the Gap – time for traction on the ground
Time to take stock of Closing the Gap and focus on gaining traction on the ground – University of Melbourne Indigenous Affairs experts have their say.
Looking beyond elections for good policy
Frustrations over short term policy making is easily blamed on election cycles, but rather than being part of the problem democracy may be part of the solution.
Why ‘illiterate’ jibe is an election dog whistle
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s comments about "illiterate" and "innumerate" refugees are an attempt to win voters, a tactic used successfully before.
Is Australia strong enough to protect?
The Greens and civil society orgs launched a campaign to accept 20,000 refugees from Syria. Is Australia ready to change course on migration?
Fear and insecurity are killing public debate
On both sides of parliament, populism now seems to trump vision or ideology. It's time for Australians to hold our government accountable.