Does Australia have a bloated middle class welfare system? 
Joey Moloney

The PDI-P has successfully wooed voters with a pitch capitalising on national pride in "The Great Indonesia". Lily Yulianti Farid summarises its policies.

This election, voters could ask whether Australia could be a diplomat, rather than a deputy in the Asian century.
David Malet

How much will the 'PNG Solution' cost? Do people smugglers really have a "business model". Are many asylum seekers "economic refugees"?
Alice He

Water and energy security are India's greatest challenges. Former Energy Minister Suresh Prabhu discusses the challenges and opportunities for the next Indian Government at a recent Australia India Institute event.

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The difficulties of pricing policies. 
Michael MacWilliam

 

 

The polls consistently show the Coalition with a commanding lead .. but what about the 'headline worm'? 
Dr Denis Muller

India's new political leadership has been unveiled. Read Mosiqi Acharya's formguide to who's who in Modi's inner circle. 

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UPDATE: Rudd to bring forward the ETS
Peter Christoff

How I support the Labor Party and still sleep at night.
Laura Soderlind

The candidates for the Indonesian presidency have presented their political visions to the voters. How do they compare?
Lily Yulianti Farid.

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Labor announces major changes to asylum seeker policy.
Jonathan Schultz

As we prepare to vote on Saturday, are we mainly considering our own hip pocket or longer-term issues about the good of society? Karen Block

Mental illness, particularly among youth, is a growing challenge for the state's health services. Michael Notaras says greater funding for mental health programs will ease the burden on the overall health system.

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