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Marriage equality's secret weapon

One divisive figure in Australian politics could decide the result of the same-sex marriage postal vote.
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Media reform deals will reduce diversity and amount to little more than window dressing

Under the Turnbull Government's new rules, a company will be able to have television, radio and print outlets in the same market.
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Australians pay more for education than the OECD average – but is it worth it?

Australia has the third most expensive education system in the OECD, but we might not be getting what we pay for, writes Megan O'Connell.
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Duel citizens and the postal survey: what might the High Court say?

George Williams is Dean of Law at the University of New South Wales. This is the full text of his address to the National Press Club on 30 August 2017.
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Lionel Murphy and the presumption of guilt

Some of the most serious allegations against the reforming Attorney-General turned High Court judge centre on his relationships - real or imagined - with three notorious Sydney figures.
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Dance of the elephants

Despite Nick Xenophon’s efforts, less powerful players were squeezed out of the media reform deal.
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This is what the lives of Big Issue sellers tell us about working and being homeless

There is a need for more co-ordinated and comprehensive policy responses to – and resources for – homelessness, entrenched disadvantaged and long-term unemployment, writes Jessica Gerrard.
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Digging for dirt in the digital age: the trouble with journalism and doxing

'Doxing' has a complicated history, but the type of identity-seeking that occurred in the wake of Charlottesville was once mostly the work of the media. Collette Snowden explains.
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Bridging the Timor gap

A surprise agreement in the Timor Sea boundary dispute vindicates Timor-Leste’s strategy. Michael Leach explains.
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High Court gives go-ahead for marriage ballot

The High Court has struck down the challenges to the same-sex marriage ballot, clearing the way for voting papers to start going out next week.