Expert opinion and analysis on government, power, policy and people and how it shapes our world.
The Power of a Warm Welcome
Refugee researcher Uma Kothari on how media representations of asylum seekers influence how we attend and respond to the plight of people fleeing for safety.
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 has their say.
President Trump: 10 reasons not to be afraid
President Trump will not have a completely clear run to do what he wants in Government – there are plenty of checks and balances to keep a rein on him.
Citizen Obama: The future of the past President
Barack Obama is leaving the White House, but it's unlikely we've seen the last of him. What will he do next to preserve and build on his presidential legacy?
Trump + Twitter: Unfettered honesty or unchecked vitriol?
Donald Trump uses Twitter avidly to set policy, but also attack his opponents. Whether he’ll be reined in when he moves into the White House is anyone's guess.
What ASEAN can learn from the Brexit vote
The Brexit vote stunned the world, but many of the concerns surrounding European regionalisation also apply to Asia. How ASEAN responds will be crucial.
What is a refugee?
As numbers of displaced people reach record levels around the world, nations have to find ways of dealing with the growing crisis.
Investigating state crime
Criminologist Penny Green on what it means when nation-states shift from protector from crime to perpetrator.
New Indigenous middle class finds place in modern economy
Stan Grant, in this edited extract of his 2016 Narrm Oration, reflects on the rise and rise of a prosperous and professional Indigenous middle class.
Why France is taking Europe to the crossroad
All eyes are on the French Presidential election in April and May as European politics lurches between liberalism and populism.