ADHD prescriptions are up, but it doesn’t mean we’re overmedicating

Despite a diagnosis of ADHD in kids meaning a higher risk of academic failure, substance abuse issues and imprisonment, many feel medication is overprescribed. A lack of other options and the drugs' proven effectiveness suggest the concerns are unfounded, write Daryl Efron and Harriet Hiscock.

No wonder Parliament is dysfunctional … look at the building

Parliament House in Canberra was designed to facilitate democracy, but instead symbolises the emptiness at the heart of our nation. And its centrepiece — a large slab of reflective granite — evokes a desire to throw coins and to wish for something better, writes Kim Dovey.