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Why Tumblr fosters deep and enduring forms of intimacy online

Young people will always find spaces to call their own. In days gone by, this could have meant meeting up with your friends to hang out...(read more)


‘Good’ migrants and ‘bad’ migrants: the government's policy paradox

In his short period in office so far, prime minister Tony Abbott has been taken to task on two issues with important neighbours...(read more)

Jane Caro

Like, no offence but Ja'mie's private school stereotypes will make you laugh… and cry

I admit it; I loved Ja'mie: Private School Girl. The new comedy series, which premiered last night on ABC1, fed all my prejudices and biases, unconscious or otherwise...(read more)

Maggie Hall

Listen up, Queensland – courts are for justice, politicians are for politics

There is a good constitutional reason for not allowing politicians to make decisions which result in imprisonment. It’s called the separation of powers...(read more)

Ric Lovell

Chill out: FIFA World Cup 'cooling periods' should be put on ice

The international soccer community has been bitterly divided over the decision to award the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar...(read more)

George D

Our casual culture of pill popping

When people use painkillers just to get through the day, it's unsurprising that prescription drug abuse claims lives...(read more)

Dr  David Burchell

Labor’s Leadership Carnival: Greatest Show on Earth for ALP

The ALP leadership ballot process has arguably been good for the Party’s morale despite the prospect of a divided party electorate.

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Increasing use of outer space raises new legal issues

Even if we don’t think about it every day, space technology has a big impact on our lives. These activities become ever more divergent as technology develops.

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