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How far should we go to save species from extinction? A new field of research is questioning the ethical and cultural limits of conservation efforts.

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The key problem facing Labor leader Bill Shorten is one he has in common with every past leader: remaining true to Labor values, while adapting them to a changing Australia, writes Mark Rolfe.

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Our attachment to species on the edge of extinction and the loss of everyday social rituals are some of the issues to be canvassed by UNSW academics at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival.

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Mid-career policy makers aiming to become leaders in public policy development will benefit from a new professional doctorate.

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The return to white male dominance in Australian politics provokes questions for women and other groups about the relevance of our current political system, writes Louise Chappell.

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Knitting for penguins is part of a trend that allows people to connect creativity and activism, and do some practical good in the process, writes Alyce McGovern. 

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A review of the defence department is a herculean task and its success relies on challenging vested interests and institutional inertia by establishing an independent inquiry with a broad remit, writes Alan Dupont. 

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There are many reasons why people get involved in yarn bombing, but the common thread is the desire to share a message – political or otherwise – with the community, writes Alyce McGovern.

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Instead of a military solution to the Syrian conflict, the US must join with Russia to pursue a unified diplomatic approach to end the bloodshed, writes Anthony Billingsley. 

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Iraq is facing an assault on its sovereign integrity from Islamic extremists that is testing the organs of the state, writes Anthony Billingsley. 

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