Doing the Sums: Does a Private Education Add Up? This is a decent article looking at the opinions on both sides of the private vs public school debate (note that they use the Australian definitions of the terms, for those in the UK). The comments are rather... eye opening as well.
what's love got to do with it. An interesting piece on racism, love, free speech, and the separation of the author and their work.
Out of character behaviors and believability. An essay. With diagrams. And it's actually a really interesting piece on fanfic and how to make the actions of your characters plausible with the sheer power of good writing.
Understanding the asylum seeker debate in Australia. A good, objective piece to point the ignorant to.
Australia's Imams on Osama, tolerance and Sharia law. A perspective that you don't often see in the papers.
5 things nobody tells you about being poor. A fascinating piece from Cracked that pretty much sums up a lot of the things that people with money just often don't get.