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Death knell: taking a stand to abolish capital punishment

A new institute is leading the push to eliminate the 'faulty' justice of the death penalty.

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The Brexit mess could lead to a break-up of a no longer United Kingdom

As England agonises over Brexit, divisions have emerged in other parts of the UK, especially in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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Friday the 13th: why are we worried?

It's just another day, right? So why is there so much superstition surrounding it?

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The fight to keep it real: ABC cuts another blow to independent journalism

Further cuts to the ABC, suppression orders and anti-terror and surveillance laws are making it increasingly difficult for independent journalism to thrive.

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Banking royal commission: dodgy financial dealings expose greed and moral vacuum

The banking royal commission has humiliated the banks, exposed dodgy financial dealings and shown the sector lacks a 'clear sense of moral purpose'.

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Making sense of what is going on in the world, with a guiding hand from Marcel Gauchet

All the framework used to make sense of the world's problems no longer seems to account for what we experience today.

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Conservatives no longer a shoo-in as UK voters head to the polls

Beneath the sudden, heightened security of the campaign due to terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, the UK general election is a tale of difference: different leaders, different campaigns, different classes and different nations.

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As Brexit begins, Australia mustn’t get caught up in Britain’s post-imperial fantasies

After nine months of uncertainty the moment has finally arrived: the British government will today officially serve notice that it will withdraw from the European Union.

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Brexit, Trump and the TPP mean Australia should pursue more bilateral trade agreements

Brexit, Trump’s protectionist agenda and the debacle of getting everyone to ratify the unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are all a global trend towards bilateral trade agreements.

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