News by 'Opinion' category

2013: A year of aid uncertainty?

2012 raised big questions about aid quality and aid quantity, so what's in store for 2013? STEPHEN HOWES and ROBIN DAVIES analyse the year ahead.

Australian aid to Afghanistan

The Australian Senate has set itself a tough task by choosing to evaluate the effectiveness of Australian aid to Afghanistan, write STEPHEN HOWES and JONATHAN PRYKE.

Australia: a very good risk to play

Australian assets continue to attract the world to its surging share market, according to Chair in Public Policy Professor Warwick McKibbin.

Getting closer to Asia

Asia’s successful industrialisation has brought Australia a little closer to the world’s centre, writes SHIRO ARMSTRONG.

Funding education in Asia

The rapid growth of Southeast Asian nations has caused a headache in education funding. BRUCE CHAPMAN writes that the answer may lie in income-contingent loans.

Myanmar: on the move

Myanmar is a country undergoing rapid economic, political and social change writes ANTHONY SWAN.

Do warnings of falling living standards add up to need for tax reform?

Putting tax reform on the policy agenda will ensure the benefits of growth are more equally shared, writes PETER WHITEFORD.

Welfare cuts to lone parents will not help them find work

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.

Poised on the nuclear precipice

Barack Obama's historic and optimistic nuclear speech has given way to concern on disarmament and non-proliferation, writes RAMESH THAKUR.

The ‘impact’ of research carries weight (but ripples matter more)

How do you go about measuring the impact of a piece of research? PAUL HARRIS and WILL GRANT suggest the answer may come from not focusing on the big picture.

Pages

Updated:  25 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team