Opinion

  1. Golden chance for gas industry

    The House of Representatives this week passed a piece of legislation called the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Bill.

  2. Abbott got it wrong on GP co-payment

    The Abbott Government's contortions over its GP co-payment policy have cost it credibility and political capital. Ten months after the plan was announced in last year's Budget, it is back to square one.

  3. PM's bovver boy tactics hurt leadership revival

    Anyone with the slightest understanding of politics must realise Professor Gillian Triggs is the architect of her own misfortune.

  4. Public transport should come before toll roads

    Public transport should come before toll roads

    Perth’s urban sprawl has been encouraged by an abundance of land and the primacy of the car as the favoured mode of transport. Public transport has long been seen as a second-best option by most West Australians.

  5. Death penalty should be consigned to the past

    Death penalty should be consigned to the past

    When I was much younger and more idealistic, I wrote a 3000-word essay arguing against the death penalty. It was an assignment for a politics class and, being in the days before the worldwide web, it involved many late-night, instant-coffee-fuelled hours poring over text books and journals looking for material to support my argument.

  6. Firms ignore chief talent pool

    Firms ignore chief talent pool

    In a country where more than half of university graduates are women, Australians have good reason to wonder why only 3 per cent of its top chief executives are female.

  7. Hope for justice in unmasking of Jihadi John

    The unmasking of Jihadi John, the British-accented radical recorded gloating on video as he beheads hostages in Syria, is a welcome development in a conflict of great complexity and which has no end in sight.

  8. Islamic State rise may quell Saudi Shi’ite fear

    Islamic State rise may quell Saudi Shi’ite fear

    How can the Western powers destroy IS when its aims are supported by their staunch ally?

  9. I love a suburbanised country

    I love a suburbanised country

    Australia is a land of suburban homes situated in residential estates that might be called something like Snowy River but don't have rivers and have never seen snow.

  10. Local councils need stronger auditing system

    Local councils need stronger auditing system

    Back in 2006, State Parliament’s public accounts committee looked at the risk of corruption and graft in the vast number of local governments across WA.

  11. Why Perth isn't good with crowds

    Why Perth isn't good with crowds

    Dear Baby Boomers. Thank you for your letter and for your questions. It was lovely to hear that you are safe and well and that your irritable bowel syndrome has settled since you started your new diet of eating only money.

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