Australia’s Human Rights Council election comes with a challenge to improve its domestic record

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Australia’s campaign for a seat on the Human Rights Council opened it to further scrutiny of its record on such issues.

Tony Abbott’s London speech is another salvo in the interminable climate policy war

OPINION & ANALYSIS: As Tony Abbott accepts another pat on the back from a roomful of climate deniers in London, we may wonder how long business interests in Australia will tolerate his wrecking, undermining and sniping.

Young Australians are engaged in political issues, but unsure how democracy works

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Research shows young people are passionate about issues like marriage equality, but many do not understand how governments are formed and prime ministers elected.