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How to engineer a plebiscite disaster: lessons from the Tasmanian dams vote

Like its Tasmanian predecessor, the marriage plebiscite has been engineered by the leader’s intransigent opponents. AAP/Lukas...

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Grattan on Friday: Shorten’s campaigning in postal ballot might help protect a vulnerable Turnbull

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Marriage equality lobby and Labor must decide how to handle postal ballot

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People have diagnosed Donald Trump with all sorts of disorders — but is this ethical? JUSTIN...

Grattan on Friday : Marriage on the rocks in divided Liberal Party

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Voluntary assisted dying is not a black-and-white issue for Christians – they can, in good faith, support it

 Religious opponents of assisted dying laws most often appeal to the sanctity of human life.   Father, into your...

Shorten pledges republic vote in first term

Bill Shorten will seek to elevate the issue of a republic by pledging a policy for...

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