Australian politics, society & culture

Issues and policies

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House prices, insecure work and growing debts … Who can afford a stake in today’s society?
By Richard Denniss
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The wider cost of Australia’s housing affordability crisis
By Judith Brett
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Constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians must be more than just tokenism
By Noel Pearson
The asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru cannot wait for a medium-term solution
By Robert Manne
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Sally McManus is the new face of Australia’s union movement
By Alex McKinnon
Australia must work towards a medium-term solution
By Klaus Neumann, Anne McNevin, Antje Missbach, Damir Mitric and Savitri Taylor
Robert Manne responds to Klaus Neumann
By Robert Manne
The asylum-seeker solution proposed by Brennan, Costello, Manne and Menadue is unacceptable
By Klaus Neumann
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What will be the cost of a patchwork NBN?
By Paddy Manning
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James Boyce’s ‘Losing Streak’ investigates how one family came to rule the state’s poker-machine industry
By Amanda Lohrey
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How authorities lost control of juvenile detention
By Russell Marks
Homelessness has reached crisis levels in Melbourne and Sydney
By Paul Connolly
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Billion-dollar burnouts keep emissions rising
By Richard Denniss
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The arts funding cuts are just a symptom of a broader malaise in Australia
By Alison Croggon
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Richard Flanagan delivers the inaugural Boisbouvier Lecture
By Richard Flanagan
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Australia’s solar champions face an uncertain future
By Ceridwen Dovey
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Brexit, Trump and the federal election show how the old categories of left and right are crumbling
By Richard Denniss
The coral bleaching signals a defining environmental shift
By Jo Chandler

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