When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull encouraged Australia's young innovators to go out and disrupt traditional industries, he may not have been expecting anyone to propose an alternative model to the entire party-political system.
Heath Aston They were ending the age of entitlement at home but 17,000 kilometres away in London, Alexander Downer mustn't have got the memo.
Heath Aston Julian Assange has found little sympathy with members of the Turnbull Government.
Peter Martin The tax white paper is dead. So too (most probably) is an increase in the GST.
Nicole Hasham The boat was stocked with provisions and the crew was skilled. When Australian officials boarded, the vessel was not in distress, and had not asked for help. Authorities mistreated the passengers then handed over $US32,000 to make the problem go away.Or perhaps the boat was in desperate straits and called for help. The weather was rough and forecast to worsen; without help the occupants may have died. Australian officials boarded and kept everyone safe. Money may or may not have changed hands.
Deborah Snow Stan Grant says he has not 'locked off' on future plans but feels an 'obligation' to the words of his now-famous speech.
Fergus Hunter Soon after Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister, he boldly called for an open debate about tax reform, putting everything on the table.
Adam Morton, Peter Hannam and Marcus Strom Australia will break a commitment made at the Paris climate summit less than two months ago if CSIRO goes ahead with its plan to axe its research programs, one of the agency's leading scientists has warned.
Deborah Snow Jay Weatherill is proving a thorn in federal Labor's side on the GST – but those who want him to back down underestimate the South Australian Labor premier's legendary determination