Opinion

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. 

Human Rights

Concerns have been raised about whether Australia adequately protects human rights given multiple reports of abuses, including mistreatment of juvenile detainees, write George Williams and Daniel Reynolds.

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The consequences of being denied the HSC are potentially quite profound, writes Andrew Martin.

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At its heart, the disturbing prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in Australia’s universities is about power – and powerlessness, write Andrea Durbach and Damian Powell.

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When it comes to energy, governments are lacking the expertise that engineers can provide, writes Jenny Stewart.

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Tens of thousands of Australians have been cured of Hepatitis C since March 2016, writes Greg Dore.

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Campaigners to save Sydney’s landmark Sirius building from demolition had a significant legal win this week, writes Chris Martin.

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