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25 Oct 2016Opinion: Election of Hillary Clinton

Joseph Camilleri

20 Oct 2016La Trobe experts respond to final debate

Dennis Altman & Kumuda Simpson

20 Oct 2016Differences on liberalism in Asia

Nick Bisley

19 Oct 2016Time to regulate brain stimulation?

Naomi Burstyner, Adrian Carter & Anne-Maree Farrell

17 Oct 2016The great policy void

Kumuda Simpson

17 Oct 2016Social media and crime

Alyce McGovern and Sanja Milivojevic

13 Oct 2016Social media and sexual harassment

Bianca Fileborn and Fiona Vera-Gray

13 Oct 2016Hope taken from asylum seekers

Robert Manne

11 Oct 2016Free speech – how far is too far?

Patrick Keyzer

10 Oct 2016La Trobe expert responds to US debate

Kumuda Simpson

07 Oct 2016Foreign investment and the car industry

Timothy Minchin

06 Oct 2016The new statistics

Geoff Cumming

05 Oct 2016Australia's prosecution of war criminals

Gideon Boas and Pascale Chifflet

03 Oct 2016 Volatility, thy name is Trump

Kumuda Simpson

03 Oct 2016Queer rights around the world

Dennis Altman

26 Sep 2016How social media can damage body image

Susan J Paxton and Siân McLean

23 Sep 2016 Policy versus populism

Kumuda Simpson

21 Sep 2016Opinion: Is HEPPP effective?

Andrew Harvey

21 Sep 2016How do we 'handle' Pauline Hanson?

Gwenda Tavan

21 Sep 2016Opinion: Botswana at 50

James Kirby

15 Sep 2016Opinion: marriage and religion

Timothy W. Jones

13 Sep 2016The push for same-sex marriage

Dennis Altman

31 Aug 2016Ice use and Indigenous Australians

Sarah J MacLean and Nicole Lee

18 Aug 2016Cheating in sport - how much do we know?

Catherine Ordway

15 Aug 2016A solution to our refugee crisis

by Robert Manne, Frank Brennan, Tim Costello and John Menadue

03 Aug 2016Young offenders need specialist care

by Pamela Snow, Head of La Trobe University Rural Health School

02 Aug 2016A new order of fungus named

Susan Lawler

29 Jul 2016Clinton win not that simple

Dennis Altman

26 Jul 2016Did sex drive mammal evolution?

Jenny Graves

13 Jul 2016Are our political parties past use-by?

Joseph Camilleri

27 Jun 2016Animal tales & new theory for Stonehenge

Lynne Kelly, Honorary Associate at La Trobe University

20 Jun 2016An ancient partnership revealed

Susan Lawler

17 Jun 2016Importance of William Barak’s Ceremony

Nikita Vanderbyl

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