GST increase on the cards?
Governments will rely on taxation to repair the fiscal damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that will likely mean a GST rise, even if there are better, but politically unpalatable, alternatives.
Cometh the crisis, maketh the man
After losing public goodwill during the bushfires, Scott Morrison has been able to “reset” his prime ministership in the COVID-19 crisis.
ScoMo: The first hundred days
This week marks 100 days since Scott Morrison led the Liberal Party to a surprise election win. How's he fared so far?
Defying the polls
Political science explains three reasons why the Coalition won the 2019 federal election.
Federal election: Right-wing battleground
If Scott Morrison wins, chances are that the Liberals who have the most potential to harm the government – Tony Abbott and Peter Dutton – would likely also remain to haunt his agenda.
All sorts of sweeteners
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and PM Scott Morrison pack the 2019 Federal Budget full of goodies as they push towards an election.
Australia’s Modern Slavery Act: an explainer
The new law means large organisations will need to report annually on their efforts to address the risk of exploitation in their supply chains.
State election: federal failings spelt doom for Liberals
This year's antics in Canberra can be the only reason for the massive defeat for Matthew Guy's opposition.
NT child detention: what's changed?
One year after the royal commission into Northern Territory child detention recommended big changes, little of substance has been done to tackle the problem by the NT Labor government.
Is it time yet for feminism?
Julie Bishop is not only experienced, but also popular with voters. Why was she overlooked for the PM's job? And what role does her gender play in the recent events?
Rebuilding the Liberal Party from the ground up
It's a mess and has lost its way in the modern political and social landscape. Nothing short of a complete rebuild can save it.
Taking the guesswork out of predictions
We need to move past biased, opaque models for energy policies.
Journalism's fight to keep it real
Further cuts to the ABC, suppression orders and anti-terror and surveillance laws are making it increasingly difficult for independent journalism to thrive.
Palmer's political populism push
Clive Palmer believes he can recapture the magic that saw him elected to Parliament in 2013, but what his new party – and others on the right – needs is more discipline.
Breath of fresh air for gas masks
A global-first collaboration is set to radically overhaul technology that's remained unchanged for more than a century.
All talk, no action on family violence
The Turnbull government's budget has failed to match its expressed desire to take violence against women seriously.
Can the budget revive the Coalition?
This time the pressure is particularly intense, given that the Turnbull government has trailed Labor in the past 31 Newspolls.
Greed, morality, money and the banks
The banking royal commission has humiliated the banks, exposed dodgy financial dealings and shown the sector lacks a 'clear sense of moral purpose'.
Survival of the flimsiest
Despite the Coalition coming off second-best for the 30th consecutive Newspoll, PM Malcolm Turnbull is unlikely to face a leadership challenge.
Religious freedom and the unhappy baker
Amending Australia's laws to protect religious freedom in the wake of the Marriage Act change is unnecessary, argues constitutional law expert Luke Beck.
What did the Queen know about the Dismissal?
The secrecy surrounding the details of the Whitlam government's removal exemplifies "our arcane and subservient status as constitutional monarchy".
Media's key role in the wake of child detention abuses
Until the federal government consistently upholds its obligations over youth justice abuses, the media must hold systems to account.
A tale of two cities
Melbourne is undoubtedly a multicultural hub, but questions over social exclusion show that it's far from perfect.
High Court, low public awareness
When it comes to the highest court in the land, Australians are guilty of ignorance.
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Emeritus Professor of Political Science in the School of Social Sciences
Associate and Deputy Director of Monash GPS (Gender, Peace and Security).
Professor of Finance, Monash Business School
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Professor of economics and Deputy Dean (Academic Resourcing)
Research Initiative Leader, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics, Monash University
Senior lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Criminology
Director, Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Journalism, School of Media, Film and Journalism
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Criminology
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Associate Professor, Criminology and Director, Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre
Professor of International Relations and Director, of the Gender, Peace and Security Centre