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Could Section 44 exclude Tony Abbott and Barnaby Joyce from parliament?

The prime minister’s job offers may have inadvertently rendered both Abbott and Joyce disqualified from parliament, writes Dr Luke Beck.
29 August 2018

Australians think our politicians are corrupt, but where is the evidence?

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There is a public perception that a small elite is reaping large benefits in Australian society in terms of political influence and its flow-on dividends, writes Dr Yee-Fui Ng.

27 August 2018

Explainer: How does mental illness affect sentencing?

The Victorian Court of Appeal has significantly reduced the sentence given to a mother who killed three of her children. Dr Jamie Walvisch explores how this can happen.

22 August 2018

Are AFL footballers above the law?

A notorious on-field incident in the AFL has exposed inconsistencies in how our legal system treats different perpetrators of acts of violence, says Dr Eric Windholz.

15 August 2018
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Emma Husar allegations show a need for clearer rules about what MPs can - and cannot - do

As we are hit by scandal after scandal involving political staff, Dr Yee-Fui Ng takes a closer look at these political staffers and their role in our democratic system.

27 July 2018
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