Gillard on mental health, promoting women and staying out of politics after being rolled

The former PM discusses how the Liberal Party could bring more women to Parliament, the revolving door of political leadership, and the importance of having difficult conversations ahead of World Mental Health Day.

Crabb: Is Australian democracy on the skids?

It's 10 years now since an Australian prime minister last served a full term in office. Now, we're in much shallower and more turbulent waters, writes Annabel Crabb.

School funding ‘savings’ blunder puts Gonski 2.0 reforms in trouble

Winning the schools funding argument has not been helped by the Government's short-sighted decision to claim a mythological $22.3 billion "saving", but regardless of who is winning the Gonski reforms are in trouble, writes Andrew Probyn.