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Julia Gillard chats to SBS's Jenny Brockie

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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The Independents were kingmakers at the beginning of this parliamentary term, and they might play the same role at its end, writes George Williams.

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Men who pump themselves up by denigrating women are revealing how weak they really are, argues Lindy Edwards.

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Public conversations about politics have become uniquely personal and nasty since the election of our first female prime minister, argues Cheryl Kernot.

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The benefits of high-speed rail in Australia are illusory, and the scheme stands to be another white elephant, argues Peter Swan.

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Julia Gillard has achieved a significant foreign policy coup in China, although progress has stalled on a bilateral free-trade agreement, writes Laurie Pearcey.

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It is important for Australia to get a front row seat in China so soon after the dust has settled on the country's new leadership, writes Laurie Pearcey.

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Perhaps the real question that the Labor Party needs to ask itself is what conditions need to be in place for any leader to succeed, writes Chris Styles.

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People often view the dismissal of the Whitlam government as unique, and never to be repeated. However, our recent political history suggests otherwise, writes George Williams.

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How our politicians view the world has a direct impact on people's everyday lives, writes Lindy Edwards.

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