Australian politics

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Attempts to repeal the medevac law show why Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs from UNSW’s Professor Jane McAdam and alumna Fiona Chong is a must-read, says the former Wentworth MP.

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Australia's first female Prime Minister spoke at a sold-out event presented by UNSW Centre for Ideas in partnership with the Australian Human Rights Institute. 

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Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi, a UNSW Engineering alumna and academic, is ready to give the Senate a reality check

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With New South Wales suffering winter bushfires and temperature records tumbling around the globe, Australian leaders in Canberra have picked a bad time to jettison climate policy in favour of political bickering.

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Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce's indiscretions raise issues of conflicts of interest, exploitation and the misuse of public funds, writes George Williams.

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The big story about the Australian Electoral Commission’s annual release of political donations disclosures is how little they really tell us, writes Lindy Edwards.

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The public remains in the dark on political donations, UNSW academic Belinda Edwards has warned. 

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Bret Walker SC, delivering this year’s Hal Wootten Lecture at UNSW, offered many examples of the way lawyers can and do play a role in politics.

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Australian politics must respond to current pressures with collaboration and creativity, rather than pitting economics against society, writes Bronwen Morgan.

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Passionate about politics, two young entrepreneurs from UNSW have developed a public opinion polling platform in time for this year’s federal election. 

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