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Grattan on Friday: The rift between Brandis and Dutton deepens as the behemoth of Home Affairs rises

The exit of George Brandis would be one less frustration for Peter Dutton. Mick Tsikas/AAP Immigration minister...

Bob Brown wins his case, but High Court leaves the door open to laws targeting protesters

Bob Brown was arrested under an anti-protest law after refusing to obey police directions to...

Sex versus death: why marriage equality provokes more heated debate than assisted dying

While fear suppresses talk about dying, marriage equality involves sex. AAP/Danny Casey The Greek philosopher Epicurus wrote: Death does...

Grattan on Friday: Turnbull close to finalising energy package but can he sell it?

A stoush with Tony Abbott would be a bad distraction when Malcolm Turnbull needs the attention...

How Melbourne activists launched a campaign for nuclear disarmament and won a Nobel prize

Tilman Ruff (back centre) and a group of ICAN campaigners protest outside Australia’s permanent mission to...

The Hanson effect: how hate seeps in and damages us all

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Grattan on Friday: Keeping the community safe requires keeping the society united

  Federal and state leaders endorsed another set of counter terrorism measures at a special meeting...

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Mothers are expected to be fully available to the demands and whims of children around...

If Australia says ‘yes’, churches are still free to say ‘no’ to marrying same-sex couples

Religious organisations have freedom under Australian law to practise their own doctrines and marriage rituals. As...

Grattan on Friday: Careful, Mr Dutton, Donald Trump might hear you

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    Having to own multiple cars comes at a cost to the finances and health of residents in the sprawling outer suburbs.  David Crosling/AAP Large health inequalities exist in Australia. Car ownership and its costs add to the health inequalities between low-income and high-income households. The physical characteristics of neighbourhoods influence our transport use and, in turn, make health inequalities better or worse. Rising housing...
    The exit of George Brandis would be one less frustration for Peter Dutton. Mick Tsikas/AAP Immigration minister Peter Dutton got a towelling from the Senate this week when he couldn’t reach a deal with the crossbench on his legislation to toughen requirements for people seeking Australian citizenship. The bill was to impose a harder – many would say a ridiculously...
    Bob Brown was arrested under an anti-protest law after refusing to obey police directions to leave a forestry coup at Lapoinya State Forest. AAP The High Court has ruled yesterday by a 6:1 majority in favour of Bob Brown and Jessica Hoyt’s challenge to the validity of a Tasmanian anti-protest law. The decision is a significant win for forestry and...
    ‘HOW MUCH has my health insurance gone up?’ There’s a simple reason premiums are increasing. Last week the government announced a raft of changes aimed at slowing the rise in health insurance premiums, as well as initiatives to improve access to mental health care. Commentators have already expressed scepticism on the ability of these initiatives to effectively slow the inexorable rise in premiums, with...
    While fear suppresses talk about dying, marriage equality involves sex. AAP/Danny Casey The Greek philosopher Epicurus wrote: Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist. We are in the midst of two great ethical debates: marriage equality and assisted dying. The results of the marriage equality...

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    Was it only last week that some f*ck-up in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, used a bunch of fully-automatic weapons to machine-gun a country music...

    Gospolation at the National Theatre Melbourne

    With a large ensemble of singers and a gospel choir set up, Gospolation is a moovy, groovy musical production where the vocals do the...

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    Designing suburbs to cut car use closes gaps in health and wealth

    Having to own multiple cars comes at a cost to the finances and health of residents in the sprawling outer suburbs.  David Crosling/AAP Large health inequalities exist in Australia. Car ownership and its costs add to the health...

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    The exit of George Brandis would be one less frustration for Peter Dutton. Mick Tsikas/AAP Immigration minister Peter Dutton got a towelling from the Senate this week when he couldn’t reach a deal with...

    Bob Brown wins his case, but High Court leaves the door open to laws...

    Bob Brown was arrested under an anti-protest law after refusing to obey police directions to leave a forestry coup at Lapoinya State Forest. AAP The High Court has ruled yesterday by a 6:1 majority in...

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    Sex versus death: why marriage equality provokes more heated debate than assisted dying

    While fear suppresses talk about dying, marriage equality involves sex. AAP/Danny Casey The Greek philosopher Epicurus wrote: Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does...

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    Bob Brown wins his case, but High Court leaves the door open to laws...

    Bob Brown was arrested under an anti-protest law after refusing to obey police directions to leave a forestry coup at Lapoinya...

    Sex versus death: why marriage equality provokes more heated debate than assisted dying

    While fear suppresses talk about dying, marriage equality involves sex. AAP/Danny Casey The Greek philosopher Epicurus wrote: Death does not concern us, because as long as...

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