Given the complexity of any potential conflict and the lack of viable alternatives in Iraq and Syria, it may be better to contain the threat of the Islamic State (IS) rather than attempt to destroy it.
The protesters in Hong Kong are driven by frustration at the crises that have hit the territory since Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule and the lack of responsiveness to its needs from the government in Beijing.
A symposium showcasing the work of renowned 70s curator, Kiffy Rubbo, is being held today and tomorrow at the University of Melbourne. It will explore for the first time the major role Rubbo played in Australian visual culture.
David McRae told ABC News 24 on 19 August 2014 the Australia-Indonesian relationship will be strengthened with a new co-operative agreement on issues of mutual interest, including intelligence sharing.
Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century has provoked a global debate about rising inequality and what to do about it.
The University of Melbourne recently hosted a panel discussion these issues, with pannelists Professor Ross Garnaut, Dr Mark Triffitt and Dr Helen Szoke. The panellists discussed Australia's wealth and opportunity gap, particularly in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.