The outgoing Chairman of the COAG Reform Council Paul McClintock AO has called for a “national conversation” about the future of Australia’s federal system.
Australia: a very good risk to play
Australian assets continue to attract the world to its surging share market, according to Chair in Public Policy Professor Warwick McKibbin.
Pakistan in need of a life raft
ALICIA MOLLAUN looks back over a difficult year for Pakistan that has seen the ousting of a Prime Minister, an energy crisis and escalating sectarian violence.
Extremism in Pakistan
The shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has highlighted the need for that country’s politicians to speak out against violence, writes ALICIA MOLLAUN.
Global poor to suffer worst of warming
Climate change has the potential to cause devastation to the world’s poor and could undo decades of development hard work, according to a senior executive from the World Bank.
Lifting the heavy burden of obesity
Could a tax on highly processed foods help change consumer behaviour about the over consumption of food? That's the subject of an ABC Big Ideas show featuring Professor Adrian Kay from the Crawford School.
Dollars for disasters
Funding emergency shelter for pets in the aftermath of a cyclone is too high a price to pay, but people are willing to dip into their pockets for faster resupply of utilities and fresh food.