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Almost 200 senior academics have called on Education Minister Christopher Pyne to sack the handpicked education advisor who believes in corporal punishment.
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Jacqui Lambie has been lampooned for announcing on radio she wants a man who is wealthy and well-endowed. But are the questions she was asked worse than her answers?
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In his response to MH17, Tony Abbott has finally connected with the Australian people. PAULA MATTHEWSON wonders whether it's enough to turn around his flagging popularity.
Most parents would risk arrest to get the medication they need for their sick children - but should they have to? ALEXANDRA COULTON reports.
"One person's flexibility is another person's uncertainty". Is flexibility in the workplace giving you freedom, or making you bend over backwards?
JANE WATERHOUSE is confused. After the furore surrounding the use of the word "poofter" on the airwaves, it still goes to air... but out of the mouths of babes.
How should we view a piece of art after sordid details of the creator’s personal life are revealed? ALEXANDRA TSELIOS discusses the banning Rolf Harris's artworks.
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Where does the truth lie in the shocking destruction of flight MH17? Veteran Moscow correspondent MONICA ATTARD trains her eye on Putin and the Kremlin.
As we await personal details of the 298 passengers - including 27 Australians - killed on flight MH17, deep condolences are sent to loved ones.
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