Australian politics, society & culture

Family and relationships

It’s a simple procedure, but having a vasectomy can raise questions of masculinity and equality
By Ceridwen Dovey
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The woman, her children and the lake: Akon Guode’s tragic story
By Helen Garner
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James Packer has been down, but he’s not out
By Richard Cooke
The Weekly Service offers a different kind of communion
By Sylvia Rowley
In 1980 a giant gold nugget changed the Hillier family’s fortunes
By Lisa Clausen
Homelessness has reached crisis levels in Melbourne and Sydney
By Paul Connolly
It took two weeks and endless bureaucracy to honour a dying wish
By Claire Konkes
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By Helen Elliott
Scaling the IVF mountain in Julia Leigh’s ‘Avalanche’
By Anna Goldsworthy
Having a baby and having a medical career
By Karen Hitchcock
Georgie Stone
When human nature and the law intersect
By Jenan Taylor
Stan Grant
On Stan Grant’s radical hope
By Anne Manne
The dominance of baby boomers is becoming total
By Richard Cooke
The Watson family take on ‘Family Feud’
By Paul Connolly
Sometimes you need to swear on the radio
By Red Symons
How do emergency services respond to the LGBTI community?
By Jenan Taylor
Penny Wong
The case for marriage equality
By Penny Wong
When European Christmas meets Australian suburbia
By Robert Skinner