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Rae Dufty Jones

Regional Australia can be a carrot or stick in new refugee policy

The Safe Haven Enterprise Visa seems to provide a shard of hope for those irregular immigrants seeking long-term asylum in Australia.


Jo Orlando

Should children under 13 be allowed their own Google accounts?

Google may soon offer children under 13 a simple and safe way to access internet services including Gmail and YouTube, but how will this affect online safety?


Kevin Dunn

Shelving of race law changes reflects popular opinion

The Head of Australia’s largest study into racism has congratulated the Federal Government for dropping planned changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.


Steven Freeland new

Australia entering difficult legal terrain in Ukraine: expert

An international law expert says the legal challenges facing the Australian Federal Police mission to investigate the MH17 wreckage will become more complex if officers are caught in the crossfire.


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Fire highlights the need for better housing

A fire that led to the discovery of people living in shipping containers and caravans may be shocking, however a UWS expert says the overcrowded, illegal and exploitative accommodation conditions are not uncommon.


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The 2014 World Cup: A Brazilian perspective

Celebrating the World Cup and the national team, the Seleção, is a cultural tradition embedded in Brazilians' lives.




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Slender Man ban the latest moral panic over new technology

Calls to shut down web sites with stories of the fictional character Slender Man are the latest in a long line of confected moral panics over new technology.


ALP budget reaction fraught with peril; political historian

By obstructing spending cuts and distancing itself from the Rudd and Gillard governments, the ALP risks being viewed as unable to accept responsibility.



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