Mick Gooda and Kristie Parker, The Guardian
Health inequality between Indigenous and other Australians is a stark reminder of the great divide in our nation, and a cause of terrible suffering and grief.
David Hetherington, The Drum
By trying to redefine our understanding of "fairness" and "poverty", the Australian conservative movement is paving the way for its pro-business, anti-welfare agenda.
Peter Whiteford, Inside Story
Figures from the past two decades challenge the view that the welfare budget is out of control.
Jacob Saulwick, Alexandra Back, The Sydney Morning Herald
Public transport fare evaders cost NSW about $120 million a year, according to the first detailed survey of Sydney's bus, rail and ferry passengers.
Jane Lee, The Age
Balance-of-power Frankston MP Geoff Shaw has reiterated his desire for changes to the state's abortion laws calling them among "the worst in the world" and saying he wanted reforms introduced before the next election.
Oliver Laughland and Asher Wolf
STATT, whose controversial novel aims to deter Afghan asylum seekers, has also predicted their mass displacement.
Madeline Morris, The ABC
A charity which says it helps children who have fallen behind at school has collected nearly $1 million in donations, but cannot account for how all the money supposedly paid to beneficiaries has been spent.
Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street
n books and films the enormity of a complex and fraught situation is often conveyed by a detail that is quite tiny in the larger picture.