Australia’s military involvement in Iraq is legal – for now
The humanitarian missions by the Royal Australian Air Force in Iraq are in accordance with international law, despite a confusing statement by Iraq’s ambassador to Australia, Mouayed Saleh.
Economic outlook in Australia remains murky
The picture of the Australian economy painted by the latest data is murky.
When foreign fighters return: managing terrorists behind bars
The government’s mooted legislation to tackle returning foreign fighters will undoubtedly make it easier to detect and prosecute those involved in terrorism overseas.
Did Qantas bet the house on the wrong planes?
When Qantas posted a A$2.8 billion loss – the highest in the airline’s history – last week, one critical point was that $2.6 billion came from a write-down of the value of the aircraft in the Qantas international fleet, as it plans to to split its domestic and international arms.
Creating a better health system: lessons from the United States
For decades Australians have seen health care in the United States as the archetypal example of how not to do it.
ANU student meets singing astronaut
ANU student Siobhan Tobin has met one of her heroes, astronaut Chris Hadfield, during his whirlwind visit to Canberra.
Menzies, a failure by today’s rules, ran a budget to build the nation
Robert Menzies left Australia in far worse financial shape than he found it, at least according to current treasurer Joe Hockey’s favourite debt and deficit benchmark.
Bitcoin ruling still doesn’t answer which country has the right to tax
It’s been about five years since bitcoin emerged online, claiming to be the world’s first digital cryptocurrency.
Paul Keating launches Gareth Evans book at ANU
Former Prime Minister Paul Keating has visited the ANU to launch the Cabinet diaries of Chancellor Professor Gareth Evans, AC QC, about the early years of the Hawke-Keating Labor government.
Former Japan PM moved and shocked by words of Indigenous Australians
Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has revealed at an ANU public lecture that he was left moved and shocked by words spoken to him by traditional Indigenous land owners.