Malcolm Turnbull must hope the Senate blocks moves to hold a plebiscite, saving him from having to follow through on a policy that he knows is a step in the wrong direction, writes George Williams.
The nation has been transfixed by the crisis over the Liberal leadership and hence prime ministership since Australia Day, write Tim Harcourt and Richard Holden.
Public conversations about politics have become uniquely personal and nasty since the election of our first female prime minister, argues Cheryl Kernot.
The UNSW-affiliated medical research centre, the Ingham Institute, has officially opened in Sydney.
UNSW staff and students will shape Australia's future when they take part in the Australia 2020 summit.