Premier Mike Baird embraces his family after the press conference announcing his resignation. Photo: Janie Barrett

Why I’m disappointed Mike Baird quit politics

Our governments simply don’t think, even strategise, longer-term. They are mostly “reactive” not “proactive”. By John Hewson While I understand and accept his personal reasons, I am personally disappointed that Mike Baird... Read more »
Sri Lanka

Reconciliation cannot divide or break up Sri Lanka

The stakeholders of Sri Lanka must consider these arguments if any attempts are being taken to do the opposite of what we expect from reconciliation  By Shenali D Waduge The word reconciliation has... Read more »

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser dies at 84

Former Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser, who died today at 84, has been remembered as a “fierce Australian patriot”. Mr Fraser’s office confirmed that Australia’s leader from 1975 to 1983 had passed... Read more »

Australia urged to shut coal-fired power plants urgently as analysis reveals huge emissions

Australian government has been urged to place US-style regulations on coal-fired power plants to ensure they shut down, as a new analysis highlights the vast scale of emissions pumped out by the... Read more »