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Australia's loss of sporting mojo has shaken its national identity

Sport is integral to the Australian psyche, and lacklustre results in marquee events such as the Ashes, the Lions tour and the Olympic Games have shaken the nation’s sense of national identity.

James Arvanitakis

Greenway, or the place which Jaymes Diaz is trying to represent

The ultra-marginal seat of Greenway in Sydney’s western suburbs has recently drawn international scrutiny after the embarrassing media performance of the Liberal candidate Jaymes Diaz.

David Rowe New

Mixing politics and play: Russian protests and sporting boycotts

The mantra that “sport and politics don’t mix” was always false and misleading, but in the age of Twitter it’s absurd.

Shanthi Robertson

Precinct or enclave? Socio-economic change in Melbourne’s super-diverse north.

What is it like to live in the super-diverse inner suburbs of Melbourne, Australia's immigration gateway and ‘most liveable’ city?

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Why new mothers need more support after giving birth

New research suggests mothers may need support from integrated health and community services for the first year of their child’s life.

Donald McNeill

Beyond Silicon Valley: start-up hubs in Australia’s backyard

There were some raised eyebrows when the smiling faces of Atlassian founders Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes appeared at the top of Business Review Weekly’s annual young rich list.

Dr  David Burchell

ALP in deep trouble in Western Sydney; expert

Despite the sparkle surrounding the return of Kevin Rudd, there is no indication that a sudden outburst of prime ministerial charisma will make any significant difference.

David Rowe New

Triumph, despair and the sporting 'nation': the Ashes continues

The caravan tour of the England-Australia Ashes series, spanning two hemispheres and ten Tests in the space of six months, now rolls on to Manchester's Old Trafford ground.

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