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Hypocrisy and people smuggling

People smuggling is a matter of considerable political concern to Western governments, and has received much international attention in recent years.
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Is demography moving against the Coalition? Age and the conservative vote in Australia, 1987-2010

Should we expect the current pattern of older voter support for the Coalition to continue undisturbed or might we see a movement away from the Coalition as the bulge of ‘baby boomers’ move into the ranks of older Australians and moderate this conservatism? This paper...
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APO Digital Inclusion Collection brief: August 2019

This snapshot is inspired by the initiation of the Digital Health Literacy program being piloted for the Australian Digital Health Agency between July and December 2019. This program will deliver training to support people to improve their digital health literacy, including how to find quality...
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Big Australia: Governments need to decide if they want 'Green' Australia or 'White' Australia

Without a realistic population debate and without a set of policies to sustainably support a 30 million plus population, many Australians will start to resist and resent immigration and it won't be able to sustain anything close to a 'green' environment, argues Jo Coghlan.
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Does a Green Senate mean Internet censorship is dead?

With the Greens now in control of the Australian Senate is the Gillard government's plans for Internet censorship dead asks Jo Coghlan.
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More to Australia than fuels and minerals

Australia should look towards more than fuel, resources and agriculture in its economic relationship with China, writes Jieh-Yung Lo.
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Policy on ageing bursts into life

We have an historic opportunity to re-assess our views and policies, writes the Brotherhood of St Laurence's 
Simon Biggs
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Structural shenanigans in the Australian economy

The recent stock market plunge should remind Australians that they live in a vulnerable country as well as a lucky country. While there may be severe problems ahead, over the past two years Australians have been fortunate enough to be debating what to do about...
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The myth - homelessness halved in South Australia

Misleading reports cloud the real homelessness numbers and the issues for homeless people and service providers, argues Alice Clark.
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Why we need social science

The social sciences produce a kind of knowledge that has become vital, writes Raewyn Connell in this edited extract from her new book, Confronting Equality.