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Before the next federal poll, we must take a hard look at the basic features of our voting system, including the viability of casting electronic votes, writes George Williams. 

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The NSW government’s hastily introduced legislation to extend police powers of arrest threatens fundamental rights and police effectiveness, write Vicki Sentas and Nicholas Cowdery.

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The first research centre specialising in international refugee law has been launched at UNSW, with the aim of raising the quality of public policy and debate about asylum seekers and refugees.

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Australia’s asylum seeker debate has been hostage for too long to sloganeers looking to score political points, writes Jane McAdam. 

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The attack on a fellow Jewish family of Bondi is alarming, but the response from the local community gives some comfort, writes Fergal Davis.

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A new centre for innovation at UNSW will provide world-class facilities designed to position Sydney as a major centre for innovation in the Asia Pacific region.

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The first research centre specialising in international refugee law will be launched at UNSW next week, with a keynote address by founding director, Professor Jane McAdam.

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Conclusions that asylum seekers are "illegal" and that they should come here in ''the right way'' might seem logical, but they are based on flawed premises, writes Jane McAdam. 

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The states and territories can enact a same-sex marriage law. The constitutional question is whether such a law is inconsistent with the federal Marriage Act, writes George Williams. 

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History demonstrates that double dissolutions can be tricky. If Tony Abbott does opt for that option, there will be many in the Coalition hoping that he’s got his polling right, writes Fergal Davis. 

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