The university admissions system needs to be overhauled so high-achieving students do not feel they are "wasting their potential", the University of Sydney argues.
Heath Aston, political correspondent Paul Keating has accused Australia of lacking a foreign policy capable of negotiating the rise of China and the diminishing influence of the United States.
Fergus Hunter Coalition MPs have questioned whether influential Labor senator Sam Dastyari should resign from Parliament following the revelation that he asked a communist-linked Australian-Chinese donor to foot an expenses bill after he exceded publicly funded travel entitlements.
James Massola, Chief Political Reporter A royal commission into Australia's major banks has been killed off after a Labor move to establish the inquiry was defeated in parliament.
Fergus Hunter Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen says that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull lacks moral authority and economic leadership following revelations in a new book that he and Treasurer Scott Morrison supported a crackdown on negative gearing but were rolled by cabinet.
Tom McIlroy Eric Abetz has suggested journalists interrupting politicians in interviews could be considered offensive and insulting amid a push to change controversial provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Nicole Hasham A delegation of Danish politicians has cancelled a planned visit to Nauru after the island's government barred two MPs who had criticised Australia's immigration regime and one MP who was born in Syria.
Daniel Flitton It is Kevin Rudd's manifesto to cure the world's ills - how he might have reunited nations if only Malcolm Turnbull had not blocked his attempt to lead the UN.
Latika Bourke Sam Dastyari had a Chinese donor with deep connections to the communist government pay his bill after he exceeded taxpayer-funded travel entitlements.
Heath Aston The architect of Labor's stronger than expected 2016 election campaign, George Wright, has quit his post as ALP secretary.