Do you approve of a law to permit people of the same sex to marry? That's the likely question facing Australians in a plebiscite. But there's a difference between...
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A new report from Screen Australia confirms that the Australian television industry has a diversity problem. But what is the way forward?
Rio was the first summer Olympic host city since Barcelona 1992 not to host a four-year Cultural Olympiad. Has anyone noticed?
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Move over, Mathias Cormann - Mark Humphries can make nursery rhymes too.
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The already-delayed plebiscite on same-sex marriage will likely be held in mid-February next year.
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Giles' scandal-plagued NT government is likely to lose in a landslide election this Saturday. Is the territory's form of government inherently unworkable?
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The Rio Olympics have been a reflection of the worst in all of us and it’s time for a change. The Olympics, how they’re decided, run and received are in dire need...
Survivors of genocide, such as Yazidi refugees, require a combination of symbolic recognition, accountability for perpetrators, and practical programs to help...
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‘Winning Edge’ was designed to up Australia's Olympic medal count. But the elite sport funding approach gives only lip service to the challenges we face in health...
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Taking naked photos - either for sending privately, social media, or oneself, can be fun, sexy, liberating and radical act, writes Amy Gray.
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