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Archived 'Current Issues in the News'

Is guaranteed income for all the answer to joblessness and poverty? (Scientific American, July 18, 2017)

Victoria may soon have assisted dying laws for terminally ill patients (The Conversation, July 21, 2017)

The threat of terrorism in Australia is a threat that costs us dearly (The Sydney Morning Herald, July 25, 2017)

Could "The Handmaid's Tale" happen today? For some women, it's already reality. (ABC, TripleJ: Hack, July 26, 2017)

The quitting economy: When employees are treated as short-term assets, they reinvent themselves as marketable goods, always ready to quit. (Aeon, 2017)

There's far more to the fair go than just economics (The Conversation, July 27, 2017)

The future of fake news: Don't believe everything you read, see or hear (The Guardian, July 26, 2017)

US hits refugee intake cap as Manus Island, Nauru refugees assessed (ABC News, July 14, 2017) 

Refugees: Getting to the bottom of the UNHCR's claims about the Government's US deal (ABC News from 'The Conversation', July 26, 2017)  

Home Affairs Ministry: Peter Dutton just got a major promotion (ABC News, July 18, 2017) 

Home Affairs 'super-ministry' is unnecessary and more about politics than reform (ABC News from 'The Conversation', July 19, 2017)  

South China Sea: Britain to deploy 'colossal' warships to test Beijing's territorial claims (ABC News, July 28, 2017)

One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts engulfed in dual citizenship saga (News.com.au, July 28, 2017) 

Validity of Senator Matt Canavan’s dual citizenship excuse questioned (News.com.au, July 26, 2017) 

Labor senator Sam Dastyari calls for total ban on political donations (ABC News, July 31, 2017) 

Labor tobacco donations referred to ICAC and electoral authorities (The Sydney Morning Herald, July 31, 2017) 

How to retain your identity in a digital world (The Telegraph, UK, July 13, 2017)

Change The Course: National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities (2017) (Australian Human Rights Commission, August 1, 2017)

Sexual assault is a global problem. Universities can't solve it on their own. (ABC News, August 1, 2017)
Commonwealth Bank response to money laundering allegations 'woeful', Nick Xenophon says (ABC Online)
Queensland premier "horrified" over NSW waste dumping, 4 Corners allegations - ABC Online
Organised network shifting waste to 'dumping capital of Australia' to avoid tarrifs - ABC News
Commonwealth Bank scandal: What happens when too much power is placed in too few hands - The Guardian
We can't stop the homosexualification of the nation. But we can lash out wildly in fear. (First Dog on the Moon - comic) The Guardian


To keep Triple J's Hottest 100 on Australia Day is structural racism. The date must change. - The Guardian

Same-sex marriage: Australians have 14 days to make sure they're on electoral roll for postal vote (ABC News, August 10, 2017)

Battle for Charlottesville was a violent defence of white power  (SMH, August 16, 2017)

Obama's response to Charlottesville violence becomes Twitter's most popular  (SMH, August 16, 2017)

Yarra Council stripped of citizenship power after cancelling Australia Day celebrations (The Age, August 16, 2017)  

Bernardi calls for Parliament to be suspended as citizenship scandal deepens (The Sydney Morning Herald, August 17, 2017) 

Scott Morrison urges retirees to 'free up larger homes for younger families' (The Sydney Morning Herald, August 17, 2017) 

Clergy who fail to report child abuse heard in confession should be charged – royal commission (The Guardian Australia, August 14, 2017)  

Why an archbishop and a priest wouldn't report a confession to police (ABC News online, August 15, 2017)

The appalling mathematics of offshore detention (The Sydney Morning Herald, August 31. 2017)

Silicon Valley siphons our data like oil. But the deepest drilling has just begun. (The Guardian, August 23, 2017)

'The AFL is incompetent in dealing with racism'. (The Guardian, September 6, 2017)  

Bill Shorten announces he will travel to South Korea as PM awaits Trump's call (The Guardian, September 6, 2017) 

Times Higher Education rankings: six Australian Universities in top 100 (Sydney Morning Herald, September 6, 2017)

Emotion of same-sex marriage debate largely absent in High Court hearing (ABC News, September 7, 2017)

Australians could be told to get out of South Korea if nuclear standoff worsens (ABC News, September 7, 2017)

Australia condemned for trying to make asylum seekers 'homeless and destitute' (The Guardian Australia, September 11, 2017)

Marriage equality: Coalition and Labor expect deal to restrict vilification (The Guardian Australia, September 11, 2017)

Global shockwaves from electric cars will be here sooner than later (The Guardian Australia, September 11, 2017)

We should weep, but more importantly we should act to stop Indigenous suicides (The Guardian, September 10, 2017) 

Share the costs and benefits of ending flammable building cladding menace (The Age editorial, September 12, 2017) 

Five big global crises that got worse while the world watched Hurricane Irma (Brisbane Times, September 12, 2017)

Rebel Wilson wins more than $4.5m in damages from Bauer Media (The Guardian, September 13, 2017) 

Centrelink scandal: tens of thousands of welfare debts wiped or reduced (The Guardian, September 13, 2017)

Mental health groups sound alarm over dramatic same-sex marriage survey spike (Sydney Morning Herald, September 14, 2017)

Reveallng the dark side of Liddell, from power failures to distorted debate (Brisbane Times, September 16, 2017)

A voluntary non-binding open letter to former prime minister Tony Abbott (Sydney Morning Herald, September 16, 2017)

Household expenditure survey. Get real. Electricity isn't that expensive. (Sydney Morning Herald, September 16, 2017)