Opinion

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull may come to regret his bold statement that Barnaby Joyce is "qualified to sit in the house and the High Court will so hold", writes George Williams.

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When thinking about its causes, it’s important to remember depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, and even a disease, writes Gordon Parker.

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Doctors are trialling faecal transplants to treat a range of gut and other conditions, write Nadeem O. Kaakoush and Hazel Mitchell.

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Design that properly considers human behaviour needs to take priority if a planned replacement for the Don Dale Yout Detention Centre is built, writes Jan Golembiewski.

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From European beginnings, Spotify looks set to take the crown of the number one music streaming service in the US, writes Paul X. McCarthy.

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Businesses seem confident, consumers less so, China trade slows, Australian housing finance flattens, and the US economy is growing but remains hard to call, writes Richard Holden.

Same-sex marriage

The Turnbull government’s decision to put the Australian Bureau of Statistics in charge of a voluntary postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage has left many scratching their heads, writes Paul Kildea. 

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Depending on who you are, you could face a longer wait for citizenship in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK, writes Sangeetha Pillai.

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If her grandmother could expand her beliefs and see the need for marriage equality, Christy Newman asks, what's our politicians' excuse?

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The only explicable reason for the government's plebiscite policy – in all its forms – is to frustrate the move to same-sex marriage, writes George Williams. 

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