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Same-sex marriage: what our leaders could learn from grandma Opinion - Posted on 10 August 2017

If her grandmother could expand her beliefs and see the need for marriage equality, Christy Newman asks, what's our politicians' excuse?

How history can challenge the narrative of blame for homelessness Opinion - Posted on 19 July 2017

While homelessness is becoming more visible, it is not new in affluent societies like Australia, writes Anne O'Brien.

How to maintain the balance between boundaries and freedom in secondary school parenting Opinion - Posted on 18 July 2017

Of the four people central to secondary school students’ learning and achievement: the student, the parent (or carer), the teacher, and the peers, without question the most influential is the student, writes Andrew Martin.

Three charts on: Australia’s booming prison population Opinion - Posted on 20 June 2017

The largest increases in Australia's prison numbers have been in remand, Indigenous and women prisoners, write Sophie Russell and Eileen Baldry.

Mr Burns: post-apocalyptic Simpsons musical shows theatre’s future is dazzling Opinion - Posted on 24 May 2017

In the midst of the Trump era, the timeliness of Belvoir's latest production shouldn’t be understated, writes Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies, Bryoni Trezise.

Two years after the earthquake, why hasn't Nepal recovered? Opinion - Posted on 15 May 2017

Two years after the second earthquake rocked Nepal in 2015, the recovery efforts have been stalled by political instability and money mismanagement, Hemant Ojha, Eileen Baldry and Krishna K. Shrestha.

From the heart: why writers are putting themselves in nonfiction Opinion - Posted on 24 April 2017

Kerrie Davies' book A Wife's Heart places her own story alongside that of Henry Lawson's wife, writes Christopher Kremmer.

Trump's cheap shot on Syria Opinion - Posted on 18 April 2017

The cruise missile attack on Syria last week may have boosted President Trump’s weak standing at home but fails on more serious criteria of legality and morality, writes international relations lecturer Anthony Billingsley.

Australian politics explainer: how women gained the right to vote Opinion - Posted on 18 April 2017

The suffragists who gained women the right to vote offer a model of Australia’s role in the world that remains as important as ever, writes James Keating.

Where are they now? What public transport data reveal about lockout laws and nightlife Opinion - Posted on 11 April 2017

Yes, lockout laws have succeeded in decreasing crime in certain neighbourhoods. But an analysis of transport data points to different impacts across the city, writes Criminology lecturer Phillip Wadds.