Contrary to a recent opinion piece, the indications are that most children who are abused do not live in lone-parent or step families, writes PETER WHITEFORD.
Governments and civil society need to measure success by more than just gross domestic product, writes ROBERT COSTANZA.
Barack Obama's historic and optimistic nuclear speech has given way to concern on disarmament and non-proliferation, writes RAMESH THAKUR.
Australia's success in the Asian Century should come from unilateral domestic reforms of trade policy, not preferential deals, write GREG LOPEZ and MALCOLM BOSWORTH.
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.
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.
Now more than ever there is an urgent need for negotiation with North Korea, writes PETER DRYSDALE.
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.
Complex modeling, discussions and negotiations about the effects and challenges of implementing an economy-wide carbon tax in South Africa led to the African country taking a bold plan to the Copenhagen climate negotiations.
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.