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Informed News & Analysis

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Joshua Roose (March 21, 2019) What do we do when the terrorist is “one of us”? (and other hard questions in the aftermath of the Christchurch shooting) ABC Religion and Ethics

Na’ama Carlin (February 6, 2019) Ill-Met By GaslightMeanjin. 

Na’ama Carlin (February 6, 2019) Don’t sit and watch antisemitism risingEureka Street. 

Na’ama Carlin (March 18, 2019) What I learned from my year of having no thingsSBS Life.

Natalier, K. (2019). Australia’s Child Support System Facilitates Economic AbusePower to Persuade.

Waling, A. (2019). Fear of discrimination stops LGBTI Australians from seeking mental health support. Star Observer.

Waling, A. (2019). Better supporting LGBTI people in crisis. The Courier. 05.02.2019.

Hannah McCann & Lucy Nicolas  (18 February, 2019) Gender troublesInside Story.

Kate Huppatz, JaneMaree Maher et al. (17 February, 2019) ‘Another level’: Why Meghan has been cast as a villainThe Sydney Morning Herald. 

Raewyn Connell (February, 2019) The Problem With a Fight Against ‘Toxic Masculinity’The Atlantic. 

Gavin Smith (19 February, 2019) Why we fear snakes – and it’s not because they kill usThe Canberra Times. 

Jessica Richards, 
Eric Anderson & Keith D. Parry (1 March, 2019)Rugby league may finally have reached its tipping point on player behaviour and violence. The Conversation. 

Stewart Lockie (1 March, 2019) People and issues outside our big cities are diverse, but these priorities stand outThe Conversation. 

Sophie Lewis, Karen Willis and Rebecca Olson (March 15, 2019) If you’ve got private health insurance, the choice to use it in a public hospital is your ownThe Conversation. 

Philippa Collin (March 14, 2019) Young voters may hold the key to the NSW state election: here’s whyThe Conversation. 

Bousfield, K. (2019). Aussie parents are under pressure to buy their kids academic advantage tooThe Conversation, March 25, 2019.

Rachel Busbridge
 & Mark Chou (January 16, 2019) Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won’t make the issue go awayThe Conversation.

Christopher Mayes (January 11, 2019) Cultivating a nation: why the mythos of the Australian farmer is problematicThe Conversation. 

Rachel Busbridge (January 7, 2019) The far-right may think they own ‘nationalism’, but we can reclaim it as a force for goodThe Conversation. 

Brendan Churchill (January 23, 2019) Australia can do more to attract and keep women in parliament – here are some ideasThe Conversation.

Peter Walters (January 31, 2019) Why outer suburbs lack inner city’s ‘third places’: a partial defence of the hipsterThe Conversation. 

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Lawrie Zion, Andrew Dodd, Matthew Ricketson, Merryn Sherwood, Monika Winarnita, Penny O’Donnell & Timothy Marjoribanks (5 December, 2018) New research reveals how Australian journalists are faring four years after redundancyThe Conversation. 

Aleesha Rodriguez (30 November, 2018) Happy birthday, SA’s big battery, and many happy returns (of your recyclable parts)The Conversation. 

Sue Malta, 
Jane Hocking, Meredith Temple-Smith, Christina Bryant and Adrian Bickerstaffe (12 December, 2018) Why is no-one talking about safe sex for the over 60s?Pursuit. 

Jessica Richards 
&  Keith Parry (7 December, 2018) Australians love their sport, but investing in new venues is another matterThe Conversation. 

Kellie Bousfield 
& Jacquie Tinkler (6 December, 2018) Student protests show Australian education does get some things rightThe Conversation. 

Leah Ruppanner, Francisco Perales & Janeen Baxter (17 December, 2018) Having a second child worsens parents’ mental health: new researchThe Conversation. 

Judith Bessant (15 December, 2018) Politicians ignore the young at their perilThe Sydney Morning Herald. 

Julie Henderson & Eileen Willis (25 October, 2018) Want to improve care in nursing homes? Mandate minimum staffing levelsThe Conversation. 

Jessica Richards et al. (7 November, 2018) Note to governments: sports stadiums should benefit everyone, not just fansThe Conversation. 

Brendan Churchill (4 November, 2018) Financial crisis hit young men hard – and they’re yet to recoverSydney Morning Herald. 

Tania McMullen (4 November, 2018) Kelly Orsini faces the challenge of parenting a child with ADHD – and dealing with the uninformed judgement of other parents. The Courier. 

Ben Spies-Butcher (12 November, 2018) Two birds with one stone. How better taxing super could fund aged careThe Conversation. 

Amy Thomas (12 November, 2018) Abbott’s vision for remote education has been tried, and failedCrikey. 

Shanthi Robertson (11 November, 2018) Gap years, working holidays, ‘voluntourism’: Have we been sold a lie? National Nine News.

Randa Abdel Fattah (09 November, 2018) How a Sri Lankan student’s arrest on terror charges exposes a system built to suspect minoritiesThe Conversation. 

Kim Toffoletti (16 November, 2018) Creative thinking brings more parents to conferencesInvenio.

Denejkina, A. (15 November, 2018) In Russia, feminist memes buy jail time, but domestic abuse doesn’t.
Foreign Policy

Michelle Brady & Belinda Hewitt (15 November, 2018) Marriage has changed dramatically throughout history, but gender inequalities remainThe Conversation. 

James Arvanitakis (28 November, 2018) What are tech companies doing about ethical use of data? Not muchThe Conversation. 

Andrea Waling (17 October, 2018) Our relationship with dick pics: it’s complicated. The Conversation. 

Andrea Waling (10 September, 2018) Three things Netflix’s controversial ‘fat-shaming’ series Insatiable gets rightThe Conversation.

Christopher Mayes (23 October, 2018) Is eating a settler-colonial act? Food justice and Indigenous sovereigntyABC Religion. 

Andrew Clarke
 & Cameron Parsell (22 October, 2018) Turning ‘big brother’ surveillance into a helping hand to the homelessThe Conversation. 

Meredith Nash & Robyn Moore (2018) Are Leadership Styles in STEMM Gendered?Association for Women in Science (page 8).

Michelle Peterie (22 October, 2018) The ‘soft’ violence of onshore immigration detentionOverland. 

Mary Lou Rasmussen, Andrew Singleton, Anna Halafoff & Gary D Bouma (16 October, 2018) There’s no argument or support for allowing schools to discriminate against LGBTIQ teachersThe Conversation. 

Flood, M (2018) “Australian study reveals the dangers of ‘toxic masculinity’ to men and those around them.” The Conversation, October 16. URL:

Lisa Denny, Felicity Picken & Nick Osbaldiston (16 October, 2018) Meet the new seachangers: now it’s younger Australians moving out of the big citiesThe Conversation. 

Mary Rasmussen (12 October, 2018) Australian students support expression of sexuality at school: studySBS NEWS.

Nicholas Hookwway (4 October, 2018) Group think: scholars assess the state of sociology. Times Higher Education. Please note, you will need to register to read the article (if not registered already).

Keith D. Parry & Jessica Richards (10 October, 2018) The AFLW found instant success, but challenges remain for its long-term sustainabilityThe Conversation.

Crystal Abidin (15 October, 2018) With Risky Teen Drama, Facebook Further Blurs the Line Between Real and Fake. Education Week. 

Crystal Abidin (12 October, 2018) The purchase of followers for the revenge of the internet is one of the best placesGirlfriend. 

Robyn Moore & Meredith Nash (20 September, 2018). ‘Walking into a headwind’ – what it feels like for women building science careers. The Conversation. 

Steven Roberts (5 October, 2018) The ABC of property buying for Generation ZFinancial Review.

Holly Thorpe & Belinda Wheaton (1 October, 2018). Women’s surfing riding wave towards gender equityThe Conversation. 

Alan Morris
 & Catherine Davis (September 6, 2018). Local councils put affordable housing supply in the too hard basket.  The Conversation. 

Gary D Bouma (September 5, 2018). Young people want sex education and religion shouldn’t get in the way.  The Conversation. 

Kim Beasy & Ruby Grant (August 31, 2018). More than just lip service: done right, awareness-raising days can pack a punchThe Conversation. 

Jo Lindsay (August 30, 2018). A third of women think they’re better parents than their partnersThe Sydney Morning Herald.

Dan Woodman (8 September, 2018). The new boom: Why grandma is a stoner. The NewDaily.

Crystal Abidin (August, 2018). “There’s too much pressure on your relationship”: What it’s like to break up on YouTubeShortList.

Crystal Abidin (27 July, 2018). Is a Meme Born in a Private Account Still a Meme?WIRED.

Crystal Abidin (31 July, 2018) 5 Misconceptions about internet celebrities by Crystal AbidinFemale First.

Robyn Moore & Meredith Nash (20 September, 2018). ‘Walking into a headwind’ – what it feels like for women building science careers. The Conversation. 

Andrew Singleton, Anna Halafoff, Gary D Bouma, & Mary Lou Rasmussen (18 September, 2018). New research shows Australian teens have complex views on religion and spirituality. The Conversation. 

Mark Chou & Lesley Pruitt (18 September, 2018). Let’s give 16-year-olds the right to vote — they’re more than readyABC News.

Michael Walsh (16 September, 2018 ). Canberra schools buck smartphone ban trend. ABC News. 

Jenny Kennedy, Larissa Nicholls, Paula Arcari & Yolande Strengers (27 September, 2018). One reason people install smart home tech is to show off to their friendsThe Conversation. 

Emma Rowe (24 September, 2018). Public schools losing out in political power playsThe Conversation.

Crystal Abidin (24 September, 2018). Shadow Economies Of The Influencer IndustryMinuteHack.

Crystal Abidin (13 September, 2018).What is an internet celebrity any way?  CYBOROLOGY. 

Steve O’Brien (July 25, 2018). Going backwards is the new going forwardThe Herald. 

Karen Soldatic (July 26, 2018), New report brings Sri Lankan women living with a disability ‘Out of the Shadows‘. Western Sydney University News Centre.

TASA 2018 (2018). Why are so many academic conferences hostile to women? The Guardian

Leah Ruppanner & Brendan Churchill (August 6, 2018). Sorry, men, there’s no such thing as ‘dirt blindness’ – you just need to do more houseworkThe Conversation.

David Rowe (August 3rd, 2018). Angela Williamson’s sacking shows gulf between Cricket Australia’s words and deedsThe Conversation.

Jo Lindsay & Deb Dempsey ( August 4th, 2018).  As common names become uncommon, parents feel pressure to perform. The Sydney Morning Herald.

Kate Fitz-Gibbon,  JaneMaree Maher, Jude McCulloch & Sandra Walklate (August 3, 2018). Victorian government should be wary of introducing a stand-alone offence of non-fatal strangulationThe Conversation.

Vivienne Waller (June 30, 2018). Planet or plastic? Australian Academy of Science

Juliet Watson (August 12, 2018). ‘Just a piece of meat’: how homeless women have little choice but to use sex for survival’. The Conversation

Sumnall H & MacLean S (2018) ‘Volatile substance abuse – a problem that never went awayThe Conversation. 8 August, 2018

Roberts, Steven, Elliott, Karla & Maloney, Marcus (2018), ”Battleground: masculinity’ – The importance of highlighting men’s contestations of manliness’, Discover Society.

Catherine Robinson (August 7, 2018). Comment: Why ‘Filthy Rich & Homeless’ enables the homeless to tell their own stories. SBS

Petra Bueskens (August 9, 2018). It’s OK To Be Right, But Careful What You Wish For Lauren SouthernNewMatilda

Kristin Natlier (August 30, 2018). What type of relationship should I have with my co-parent now we’re divorced.  The Conversation.

Dan Woodman (August 28, 2018). With Scott Morrison, Gen X are now in charge. But will this close the generational divide? ABC News.

Sue Malta & Raelene Wilding (August 26, 2018). The digital divide: small, social programs can help get seniors onlineThe Conversation. 

Alexandra Wong, David Rowe & Teresa Swist (June 28, 2018). Sydney artists are being priced out of the city – here’s how to bring them backThe Conversation. 

Dina Bowman (July 2, 2018). Employment services aren’t working for older jobseekers, jobactive staff or employers. The Conversation.

Michael Gilding, 
Dean Lusher & Helen Bird (July 12, 2018). ‘Network contagion’ is key to getting healthier numbers of women on company boards.  The Conversation.

Joshua Roose (July 11, 2018). ‘Ideological masculinity’ that drives violence against women is a form of violent extremismThe Conversation.

JaneMaree Maher & Kate Fitz-Gibbon (July 19, 2018). Explainer: what is parricide and how common is it in Australia? The Conversation.

Kristin Natalier. (June 5, 2018). What does ‘home’ mean for children whose parents have separated? Centre for Research on Families and Relationships

Michael Walsh. (May 28, 2018). ‘The Interaction Order and Musical Sound: Shopping with Erving GoffmanThe Sociological Inquiry

Bridges, Donna,
 Krivokapic-Skoko, Branka., Wulff, Elizabeth., Bamberry, Larissa. & Jenkins, Stacey. (June 1, 2018). The female tradie shortage: why real change requires a major cultural shiftThe Conversation

Helen Forbes-Mewitt.  (June 2, 2018). ”It’s stressful being an other’: The mental health woes of international students’The Canberra Times

David Rowe (June 12, 2018). ‘Is Russia worthy of hosting the World Cup?‘ The Conversation

Christopher Mayes (THE POLITICS OF (NOT) LISTENING) & colleagues, ‘The Uluru Statement from Heart, One Year On: Can a First Nations Voice Yet be Heard?‘ABC Religion & Ethics

Shirley Jackson (June 21, 2018). Why we don’t need to prepare young people for the ‘future of work’.The Conversation. 

Michael Walsh  (June 20, 2018). ‘How men are embracing ‘clean eating’ posts on Instagram‘. The Conversation. 

Kim Toffoletti (June 18, 2018). Why stereotypes of sexy women fans persist at the World CupThe Conversation. 

Christopher Pollard. ‘A Broader Politics: The ethical and political contribution of Jim Cairns’. Arena Magazine 153,April-May 2018.

James Arvanitakis, 
Andrew Francis & Oliver Obst (June 22, 2018).  ‘Data ethics is more than just what we do with data, it’s also about who’s doing it’The Conversation.

Brendan Churchill 
& Lyn Craig (June 27, 2018) When it comes to childcare, grandparents are the least stressful option for mum and dad.  The Conversation.

Mandy Hughes (June 27, 2018).How gardening can improve the mental health of refugeesThe Conversation.

Amanda Wise, Kristine Aquino & colleagues (April 30, 2018). Pushing casual sport to the margins threatens cities’ social cohesionThe Conversation

Donna Bridges & Ben Wadham (April 23, 2018). Media reporting on women in the military is preserving a male dominated cultureThe Conversation. 

Marcus Maloney, ‘Jordan Peterson: The battle for the hearts and minds of young men‘, Mojo News

Andrew Butt, Andrew Fisher & Shakira Hussein, ‘Can meat exports be made humane? Here are three key strategies‘. The Conversation

Crystal Abidin, ‘Layers of Identity: How to be “real” when everyone is watching’. Real Life

Joshua Roose, ‘How Indonesia is dealing with the new threat posed by returning Islamic State fighters‘. The Conversation

Ramon Spaaij & Ruth Jeanes, ‘Practical steps to supporting diversity in junior sport‘. Play by the Rules.

Dan Woodman, ‘Nice work, if you can get it‘. The Australian

Randa Abdel-Fattah, ‘Weddings, Gaza and Losing Faith‘. Q & A, Monday May 21

Scott Doidge, ‘Friday essay: the politics of the US family sitcom, and why Roseanne rocks.’ The Conversation

Lisa Denny, ‘
Migration is slowing Australia’s rate of ageing, but not necessarily in the regions.’ The Conversation

Riaz Hassan,  ‘The UAE’s Unsustainable Nation Building’, YaleGlobal, April 24, 2018

Jack Hynes & Ramon Spaaij, ‘Commonwealth Games injuries highlight a problematic culture in elite sports‘. The Conversation.

Melissa Phillips & colleague, ‘It’s Time to Stop Compartmentalizing Refugees and Migrants‘. Refugees Deeply.

David Rowe, ‘Can the Commonwealth Games change perceptions of the Gold Coast?‘ The Conversation.

James Arvanitakis, ‘IVF is a sausage factory I was not prepared for‘ The Age

Sophie Lewis & Karen Willis, ‘Do you really need private health insurance? Here’s what you need to know before decidingThe Conversation

Alan Morris, ‘Mission nearly impossible: the City of Sydney’s efforts to increase the affordable housing supply‘.The Conversation

Ben Wadham, ‘Hazing and sexual violence in Australian universities: we need to address men’s culturesThe Conversation

Gavin Wood, Guy Johnson, Juliet Watson, Rosanna Scutella, ‘Homeless numbers will keep rising until governments change course on housing‘, The Conversation

Scillio, Mark (2018) ‘Screens at School’, AEU News Magazine, Issue 1, 2018.

Sherene Idriss, ‘What does a ‘Leb’ look like?‘. The Conversation

Jude McCulloch, JaneMaree Maher, Kate Fitz-Gibbon &
Sandra Walklate, ‘We won’t stop lone-actor attacks until we understand violence against womenThe Conversation

Luke Gahan & Christy Newman, ‘Same-sex parents who separate facing extra challenges in a system playing catch-up

David Rowe 
& Jung Woo Lee , ‘2018 Winter Olympics set to begin against the backdrop of warm words and cold politics‘, The Conversation

John Germov 
& Julie McIntyre, ‘The rise and fall of Ben Ean Moselle and what it says about Australian society, The Conversation

Nicholas Hookway, ‘Should guests be charged to attend weddings, birthdays, funerals?‘ New Daily

Deborah Lupton, ‘Grey’s Anatomy is unrealistic, but it might make junior doctors more compassionate‘, The Conversation

Nick Pendergrast, ‘The perils of pet ownership: your dog isn’t a ‘fur baby’, it’s your property‘, ABC News

John Scott: Male sex workers catering to more women and couples, as legal reform lags, ABC News

Brendan Churchill: Mum, dad and two kids no longer the norm in the changing Australian familyThe Conversation

David Rowe & colleague:The Winter Olympics and the two Koreas: how sport diplomacy could save the world. The Conversation

Andrew Glover: Sustainable shopping: is it possible to fly sustainably? The Conversation

James Arvanitakis: Social trends shaping 2018, ABC News

Shirley Jackson: The problem isn’t unskilled graduates, it’s a lack of full-time job opportunitiesThe Conversation

Maggie Walter, ‘First reconciliation, then a republic – starting with changing the date of Australia Day‘, The Conversation

Nik Taylor, ‘Animals help refugee kids‘, Education Today

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Shane Duggan: So you’ve got your ATAR, now what? Here are some options

Rebecca Pearse: The federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

Deborah Lupton: The social factors that influence whether you’ll use your wearable device

Dina Bowman & Marcus Banks: People on low incomes are sacrificing basic goods to take out insurance

Jude McCulloch, JaneMaree Maher, Kate Fitz-Gibbon & Sandra Walklate: Finally, police are taking family violence as seriously as terrorism

Philippa Collin: Facebook’s new Messenger Kids app could be good for digital literacy

Zareh Ghazarian, Jacqueline Laughland-Booy & Zlatko Skrbis: Schools are not adequately preparing young Australians to participate in our democracy

Dina Bowman & Francisco Azpitarte: Young people still find it hard to get a job, despite using the same tactics as older job seekers

David Rowe: Sydney’s stadiums debate shows sport might not be the political winner it once was

Alan Morris: Last of the Millers Point and Sirius tenants hang on as the money now pours in

Peter Robinson: Gay rebels: why some older homosexual men don’t support same-sex marriage

Andrew Jakubowicz: How social conservatism among ethnic communities drove a strong ‘no’ vote in western Sydney

Stewart Lockie & Maxine Newlands: Adani aside, North Queensland voters care about crime and cost of living

Larissa Nicholls, Halley McCann, Karyn Bosomworth & Yolande Strengers: High energy costs make vulnerable households reluctant to use air conditioning: study

Erika Altmann: Foreign ownership of housing – how do Australia and New Zealand compare?

David McCallum: How school has been used to control sovereignty and self-determination for Indigenous peoples

Catherine Strong: The 2017 ARIA Awards are still off-key when it comes to gender

Jennifer Power et al: Trust Me, I’m An Expert: a lawyer, a biblical scholar and a fact-checker walk into the same-sex marriage debate…

Christopher Pollard: The philosopher who was too hot for Playboy

Andrew Jakubowicz :Here’s how Australia can act to target racist behaviour online

Jennifer Power: FactCheck: are children ‘better off’ with a mother and father than withsame-sex parents?

Catherine Strong: My favourite album: Hole’s Live Through This

Crystal Abidin: Business Briefing: the ‘get rich quick scheme’ influencing what you buy

Zareh Ghazarian, Jacqueline Laughland-Booy & Zlatko Skrbis: Young Australians are engaged in political issues, but unsure how democracy works

Andrew Jakubowicz: Ethnic religious communities may be the ‘No’ campaign’s secret weapon insame-sex marriage fight

Gary Bouma: ‘No religion’ and Jedi Knight find their place in Australian identity

Janet McCalman & Deborah Warr: Class divide defies social mixing and keeps public housing stigma alive

Catherine Strong: Why are there so few women screen composers?(report from research conducted by Catherine and Fabian Cannizzo)

Michael Flood: Universities have a problem with sexual assault and harassment: here’s how to fix it

Erika Altmann: Downsizing cost trap awaits retirees – five reasons to be wary

Jenny Chesters: Egalitarian or Edwardian? The rising wealth inequality in Australia

Tina Rampino, Mark Western & Wojtek Tomaszewski: The inequality you can’t change that lasts a lifetime

Yolande Strengers & Larissa Nicholls: ‘Smart home’ gadgets promise to cut power bills but many lie idle – or can even boost energy us

Kate Fitz-Gibbon, JaneMaree Maher & Jude McCulloch: Long ignored, adolescent family violence needs our attention

Dan Woodman: From Boomers to Xennials: we love talking about our generations, but must recognise their limits

Shanthi Robertson: Blaming migrants won’t solve Western Sydney’s growing pains

Michael Walsh: The Knowledge City Index: Sydney takes top spot but Canberra punches above its weight

Shanthi Robertson and Kristine Aquino: Blaming migrants won’t solve Western Sydney’s growing pains

Karen Fisher & Sally Robinson: Census shows increase in children with disability, but even more are still uncounted

Gary Bouma: Census 2016 shows Australia’s changing religious profile, with more ‘nones’ than Catholics

Alan Morris: Sydney public housing evictions a policy success? Only if you ignore the high human cost

Robyn Moore: History textbooks still imply that Australians are white

James Arvanitakis:Free textbooks for first-year university students could help improve retention rates

Alex Broom: You should care about your doctor’s health, because it matters to yours

Lucy Nicholas: Catholic schools’ ‘alternative’ to Safe Schools isn’t all that alternative

David Rowe: Anti-siphoning changes a blow to sports fans who want to watch on free-to-air TV

Paul Byron & Brady RobardsThere’s something queer about Tumblr

David Rowe: For cities, hosting major sporting events is a double-edged sword

Ben Spies-Butcher et al.:The strange accounting behind the proposed HECS changes

Ben Spies-Butcher et al.:Budget 2017-18 brings welfare crackdown and increased defence and security funding: experts respond

Erika Altmann: Why Chinese investors find Australian real estate so alluring

Deborah Lupton: The ABC’s Ask the Doctor sends mixed messages about obesity

David Rowe: Live odds ban debate exposes sport and gambling’s uncomfortable mutual dependency

Catherine Strong, James Arvanitakis & colleagues:  Sgt Pepper’s at 50 – the greatest thing you ever heard or just another album?

Alan Morris & colleagues: The insecurity of private renters – how do they manage it?

Kate Fitz-Gibbon, JaneMaree Maher, Jude McCulloch & Sandra Walklate: Victoria leads the way on family violence, but Canberra needs to lift its game

Gary D Bouma: How religion rises – and falls – in modern Australia

Brad West: How a more divided Turkey could change the way we think about Gallipoli,

Eduardo de la Fuente:  Brutalism, a campus love story – or how I learned to love concrete

Kate Fitz-Gibbon, JaneMaree Maher, Jude McCulloch & Sandra Walklate: Victoria leads the way on family violence, but Canberra needs to lift its game

Paul Henman: After the robo-debt debacle, here’s how Centrelink can win back Australians’ trust

Cathering Strong & Emma Rush: How do you remember a rock god? The complicated legacy of Chuck Berry
Nick Osbaldiston: Contested spaces: conflict behind the sand dunes takes a new turn

Glenda Ballantyne & Amrita Malhi: Interculturalism: how diverse societies can do better than passive tolerance

Andrew JakubowiczThe government’s multicultural statement is bereft of new ideas or policies – why?

Michael Walsh & Edward de la Fuente:Contested spaces: you can’t stop the music – the sounds that divide shoppers

Louise Keogh: Why it might be time to reconsider the money spent on genetics research

Peter Robinson: Faggots, punks, and prostitutes: the evolving language of gay men

Riaz Hassan: Australians aren’t as Islamophobic as we’re led to believe

Marcus Maloney & Steve Roberts: PewDiePie, new media stars and the court of public opinion

Andrew Jakubowicz, et al.: Australians believe 18C protections should stay

David Rowe: Prize fight over live-streamed sport will go on long after the final bell sounds

Karen Fisher: Shared ownership can help make housing affordable for people with disability

Karen Willis & Sophie Lewis: Increased private health insurance premiums don’t mean increased value

James Arvanitakis, Lauren Stanley, Trina Jorre de St Jorre: Young women can budget in the short term but struggle with long-terminvestments: survey

John van Kooy: Middle Eastern migrants aren’t ‘piling on to the dole queue’

Meredith Nash: ‘Fat, bland, boring incubators’: ordinary pregnant women don’t feel like Beyoncé

Andrew Jakubowicz: What did Galaxy’s poll tell us about freedom of speech and 18C? Not what the IPA said it did

David Rowe: Australia needs to make sport a more equal playing field: here’s why

Yolande Strengers, Cecily Maller, Larissa Nicholls: Hot dogs and cool cats: keeping pets cool without blowing your energy bill

Catherine Strong: One year on, we should remember David Bowie as both genius and flawed human,

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Rebecca Pearse – Climate justice and an end to fossil fuels: the Paris agreement won’t satisfy activists

Andrew Jakubowicz – Ten years on from the Cronulla riots, how much has really changed?

David Hornsby, James Arvanitakis & Robin Moore – Why the time is right to create a new generation of ‘citizen scholars’

Paul Henman – Are Australian universities getting better at research or at gaming the system?

Fiona Kelly & Deborah Dempsey – As Victoria opens sperm donor records, the key question is: do contact vetoes work?

Yolande Strengers – Smart homes promise to end the ‘wife drought’, but where do women fit in?

Jennifer Power – We need more than condoms to prevent HIV in women

Raewyn Connell – Why Australia needs a new model for universities

Jennifer Power – Charlie Sheen and ten million dollars worth of HIV stigma

Anastasia Powell – Change the story: how the world’s first national framework can help prevent violence against women

Nick Pendergrast – Don’t judge me: Chris Brown and the real task of tackling violence against women

David Rowe – The player played: Frank Lowy and Australia’s failed World Cup bid

Dallas Rogers, Shanthi Robertson & Ien Ang – Speaking with: Shanthi Robertson and Ien Ang on migrants, refugees and Australia’s place in Asia

Jesse E. Olsen & Andi Pekarek – HR – who even needs it?
Ben Spies-Butcher – Could a new ‘basic income’ protect Australia’s most vulnerable?

M.Bailey, A.Milka, C. Lyons, D. Lemmings, G.Raeburn, K.Barclay, Roger Patulny, T. Bristow – Liveable cities: who decides what that means and how we achieve it?

Karen Willis & Sophie Lewis – Confused about your private health insurance coverage? You’re not alone

Farida Fozdar –Too close for comfort: contemplating the plight of asylum seekers in From Afar on a Hill

Gary Bouma – Geert Wilders’ brand of Islamophobia won’t find an audience in Australia

Dallas Rogers & Shanthi Robertson – Great wall of xenophobia makes for simplistic foreign investment debate

Kristin Natalier – Tackling economic abuse of women must be part of our domestic violence response

Lain Campbell – Youth unemployment ‘crisis’ more about job quality

Gary Wickham – The glory or the ‘gravel’: what keeps fans flocking to the AFL?

David Rowe – Loyalty in sport: who to support if your team is not in the weekend’s footy finals

Catriona Elder – ‘Whitesplaining’: what it is and how it works

Anastasia Powell & Nicola Henry – How can we stem the tide of online harassment and abuse?

Ramon Spaaij & Mark S. Hamm – Parramatta shooting: how much do we really know about ‘lone-wolf’ terrorists?

Anastasia Powell & Kristin Diemer – Young Australians’ views on domestic violence are cause for concern – but also hope

Shanthi Robertson & Martina Boese- Temporary migrants are people, not ‘labour’,

James Arvanitakis – Israel and the BDS debate: two academics respectfully agree to differ

Dallas Rogers – Speaking with: Hayley Saul and Emma Waterton on the Nepal earthquake and the everyday Nepalese hero (Audio)

David Rowe – Playing the woman: Healy and Kyrgios expose sport’s sexism problem

Damian Adams, Deborah Dempsey, Fiona Kelly, Loretta Houlahan, & Roger Cook – Your questions answered on donor conception and IVF

Marg Liddell & Anastasia Powell – What’s in a name? Online child abuse material is not ‘pornography’

Elizabeth Webster & Michael Gilding – Chasing the ‘silver sliver’: making sure innovation doesn’t slip through our fingers

Katherine Betts & Bob Birrell – Truthy untruths: behind the facade of the Intergenerational Report


Dallas Rogers – Speaking with: Hazel Easthope on designing for high density living (Audio)

Dan Woodman – Either way, cut workers’ pay: Employers’ shifting case against penalty rates

Jenny Chesters – Test scores aren’t good quality indicators for schools or students

Gary Wickham – The slow politics of dignity for the aged and dying in Australia

Anastasia Powell – No means no: how resistance training for women can stop (some) rape

Matthew Wade – Celebrating Oliver Sacks’ romantic science and a life now ending

Eduardo de le Fuente – More than a fashion choice: the everyday aesthetics of tattooing

Kristin Natalier – What kind of government service puts public on hold for 811 years?

Peter Walters – Without affordable housing, we won’t have a society worth living in

Catherine Strong & Ian Rogers – The Doof Warrior rocks the gender divide in Mad Max: Fury Road

Karen Soldatic & Kim Spurway –Why Aboriginal people need autonomy over their food supply

Gerard Goggin & Kate Ellis – Doing justice to disability: the upside of TEDx’s Stella bungle

Hal Kendig & Andrew Podger – Missed opportunities on coherent pension policy reform

Steven Threadgold – Struggle Street is poverty porn with an extra dose of class racism

Brenton Prosser – What Westminster can learn from minority government in Australia

Richard Denniss & Brenton Prosser – Time to listen to the evidence for a rethink of super tax concessions

Rob White – State of imprisonment: Tasmania escapes ‘law and order’ infection

Tom Barnes & Kevin Lin – China’s growing labour movement offers hope for workers globally

David Rowe – Cricket, commentary and the dollar: Benaud’s legacy is complex

Nicholas Hookway – Belle Gibson shows that most of us care about right and wrong

Gary Wickham – Breaking up is hard to do: how the ALP can differ from the Greens

Philippa Collin – How to engage youth in making policies that work for us all

Kim Toffoletti – Sexually transmitted fandom? Why women really follow AFL

Ashlin Lee – Beyond metadata: the brave new world of big data retention

Sophie Lewis, Karen Willis & Marika Franklin – Explainer: why do Australians have private health insurance?

Dan Woodman – Rising jobless rate means young workers lose in penalty rates deal

Christopher Mayes and Jenny Kaldor – Don’t be surprised by Abbott’s comments about ‘lifestyle choices

Kristy Muir, Abigail Powell & Rose Butler – A whacking stick is not enough to get young people into work

Katherine Betts – The tenuous link between population and prosperity

Brendan Churchill – The IGR focuses on the old, when the future belongs to the young

Ben Spies-Butcher – The real message of the Intergenerational Report should be: we won’t be worse off

Catherine Strong, Ben Wellings & ShantiSumartojo– Australia is in the Eurovision – please adjust your maps

Brady Robards &  Ariadne Vromen – Logging out? Why young people love to hate Facebook

Yolande Strengers & Larissa Nicholls – Feral o’clock: why families struggle to shift their energy use

Sheree Gregory – Returning to work after childbirth: still a case of ‘managing it all’

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Ben Spies-Butcher – Generational war: a monster of our own making

David Rowe & Rodney Tiffen – Staging power: David Williamson’s portrait of Citizen Murdoch

David Rowe – After Phillip Hughes’ death, it’s time for a post-traumatic Test

Kim Toffoletti – Leave Barbie alone – so we can talk about how kids actually play

Alex Broom – Before you go … are you in denial about death?

Sue Malta – Invisible sexuality: older adults missing in sexual health research

Ben Wadham – Royal commission could shine an independent light on defence abuse

David Rowe – Scandals are forever for FIFA as World Cup hosting saga drags on

Deborah Lupton – Does my bum look big in this? The 3D self replica and you

Ben Gook – The Berlin Wall’s fall saw the rise of techno tourism

Kate Johnston-Ataata – ‘I didn’t know who I was anymore’ – myths vs realities of early parenthood

David Rowe and Helen Barcham – Five ways to fight online abuse with good manners

Brendan Churchill & Lisa Denny – Baby Boomers, be nice to your grandkids: they may save Australia

Anastasia Powel & Nicola Henry – More than revenge: when intimate images are posted online

Milad Milani –  The truth about whether Islam is a religion of violence or peace

Vicky Plows – Labelling kids: the good, the bad and the ADHD

Nicholas Hookway and Daphne Habibis – Forget moral decline: Aussies might be getting kinder

Maria Chisari – Is the Australian citizenship test failing ‘Team Australia’?

Bruce Baer Arnold, Caron Beaton-Wells, Elizabeth Savage, Emma Rowe, Jim Gillespie, Michiel Bliemer, Philip Clarke & Russell Miller AM – Harper competition review seeks widespread change: experts react

Christopher Mayes & Jenny Kaldor – Big Food with a Regional Flavour: How Australia’s Food Lobby Works

Sean Gorman & Ramon Spaaij – A world away from the MCG, every round is multicultural round

Gary Bouma – Principles of accountability apply to churches and truckers alike

Jennifer Chesters – Do parents know what’s best for schools?

Kitty Te Riele – Flexible learning helps students with disadvantages finish school

Anastasia Powell – Rape culture: why our community attitudes to sexual violence matter

Raewyn Connell – Four decades of thinking gender: the gains, struggles and debates

Deborah Lupton – Wearer be warned: your fitness data may be sold or used against you

Catherine Strong – Amphlett Lane puts rock legacy back on the map, literally

David Rowe – Dead Poets Society meets Team Australia under captain Abbott

David Rowe – Kitsch and Kylie – but one surprise at the Glasgow closing ceremony

Dan Woodman – Before you call for penalty rates to be cut, try working a few Sundays

Jennifer Chesters – Private schooling has little long-term pay-off

Gary Bouma – Clarification of religion in schools signifies greater societal shift

Fiona Haines – Cost benefit analysis can help or hinder good policy

David Rowe – Kitsch and Kylie – but one surprise at the Glasgow closing ceremony

Anna Halafoff & Cathy Byrne –  Religion should be taught secularly in our schools

Sarah Wendt – Why doesn’t she just leave? The realities of escaping domestic violence

David Rowe – A Scottish spectacle of sport and politics: the view from Australia

Peter Robinson – Noted works: After Homosexual
Julia Coffey – Muscle mania: young men aren’t alone with body image concerns

Alan Peterson, Casimir MacGregor, Megan Munsie – Stem cell tourism exploits people by marketing hope

Yvette Maker – Social security review leaves Australia’s carers in limbo

David Rowe – World Cup: round ball, square eyes and hungering to excess

Sue Malta – Video: Why Older Adults Love Online Dating

Mark Jennings – Pentecostal, Pearl Jam – music brings ecstasy to us all

Janet Taylor – Life chances: policy must respond to the real lives of young people

Deborah Lupton – Status anxiety: should academics be using social media?

Johanna Wyn & Hernan Cuervo – Pain now, rewards later? Young lives cannot be relived

Ashlin Lee & Peta Cook – Why Reset the Net falls short in protecting you from surveillanceThe Conversation.

Jorge Knijnik and Ramon Spaaij – Will the World Cup leave a positive legacy in Brazil?

Sue Malta, Briony Dow & Melanie Joosten – Why caring for Australia’s carers should be a government priority

Johanna Wyn – NAPLAN testing does more harm than good

Clive Bean, Andrew Dodd, Ben Spies-Butcher, Carol Johnson, Frank Jotzo, Helen Dickinson, Janine O’Flynn, Megan Clark, Peter Dean, Rod Lamberts, Susan Harris Rimmer, and Veronica Sheen –  Federal budget 2014: political experts react

Ramon Spaaij, & Dennis Hemphill – Are we doing enough to promote integrity in sport?

Laura Poole-Warren, Alan Dench, Denise Cuthbert, Dick Strugnell and Zlatko Skrbis – $20 billion for medical research: but who will do the research?

Melissa Phillips – Manus violence report highlights the futility of offshore processing

Brenton Prosser – It’s not a crime to have ADHD

Ben Spies-Butcher – A fiscal crisis? It’s about political priorities and neglected choices

Anthony Harris, Jim Hyde, Karen Soldatic, Philip Clarke, Rob Moodie, and Stephen Duckett – Commission of Audit’s health hit list: experts respond

Veronica Sheen, Andrew Dodd, Ben Phillips, Ben Spies-Butcher,Geoff Sharrock, Glenn C. Savage, Gwilym Croucher, Helen Dickinson, Janine O’Flynn, Roy Green, Sinclair Davidson – Commission of Audit report released: experts respond

Andrew Jakubowicz – What’s on for SBS in the fight for public broadcasting’s future?

David Rowe – O’Farrell resignation: red wine, political blood and cultural memory

Catherine Strong – Two decades on, what remains of Kurt Cobain?

Alex Broom – Infection control: why doctors over-prescribe antibiotics

Andrew Jakubowicz – Who gets to write the script for our multicultural future?

Andrew Jakubowicz, Kevin Dunn, Rosalie Atie & Yin Paradies – What do Australian internet users think about racial vilification?

Raewyn Connell – What are you waving that Aussie flag for?

David Peetz & Georgina Murray – Class and climate: how financial warfare affects the air

Ben Wadham – The ADF and Julian Knight: a lesson on defence’s culture reform

Cathy Byrne – It’s time to expel religious extremism from schools

Melissa Phillips – Manus riots illustrate a failure of Australia’s refugee protection

David Rowe – Too much sport is barely enough: what makes Roy and HG funny?

Lucas Walsh – By the masses: the emergence of crowdfunded research in Australia

Nick Osbaldiston and George Van Doorn – More than a game: how attached are we to our teams?

Sophew Lewis, Karen Willis & Marika Franklin – Don’t panic! Healthy consumers look online for medical advice

Ben Wadham – With Navy’s record of abuse, asylum boat claims can’t be ignored

Ramon Spaaij & Karen Farquharson – Azarenka, Tsonga and the sexism that chokes women’s tennis

David Rowe – Sport, Sochi and the rising challenge of the activist athlete

Yolande Strengers – Dream homes of the future still stuck in the past

Riaz Hassan – Curriculum review: Western civilisation’s legacy has a dark side

Maria Chisari – A day to celebrate the nation, its people and our multicultural values

Raewyn Connell – King hits: young men, masculinity and violence

Ramon Spaaij – Australia has no ‘soccer hooligan’ problem – but we need a smarter policing approach

Ben Wadham – Operation Sovereign Borders: dignified silence or diminishing democracy?

Melissa Phillips – Peace efforts in South Sudan: could Australia play a bigger role?

David Rowe – The Ashes: six salutary lessons for the media, the nation and sport

Karen Willis, Lynette Mackenzie, & Michelle Lincoln – Private health insurance rebates restrict consumer choice

Yoland Strengers, Cecily Maller, Larissa Nicholls & Sarah Pink – Australia’s rising air con use makes us hot and bothered


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Andrew Jakubowicz – The two Tims, the IPA and the future of human rights in Australia

David Rowe – Political favours and the rights of TV sport audiences

Theresa Petray – Punishing truancy is not the answer in Indigenous communities

Emma Rowe – Back to the drawing board on Gonski: no logic in abandoning school reforms

David Rowe – The Ashes: where the indigestible meets the indelible

Catherine Strong – Melbourne Music Week rocks, but don’t take the feedback for granted

Gary Wickham Take a walk on the mild side: the attractions of the political centre

Melissa Phillips Outsourcing refugee policy: theAustralia-Indonesia ‘people swap’

Raewyn Connell Arena at 50: still a model of intellectual activism

Joanne Bryant & Sarah Maclean What do young people gain from drug use?

Katherine Carroll Donating breast milk helps bereaved mothers deal with loss

Deborah Lupton & V. Schmied One body becoming two: how women experience childbirth

Andrew Jakubowicz Does Murdoch’s multiculturalism light Abbott’s path to the future?

Gary Wickham & Jo Goodie The great governmental challenge of climate change

Alan Petersen Invisible ink: the rise of the tattoo removal industry

Ashlin Lee & Peta Cook Watching me watching you (and liking it): surveillance isn’t all bad

Shanthi Robertson ‘Good’ migrants and ‘bad’ migrants: the Coalition’s policy paradox

Theresa Sauter Facebook goes full circle on censorship, like it or not

Brenton ProsserLiving in an i-world: a new way to think about work-life conflict

Roger Wilkinson – Cooking with passion: why audiences still love MasterChef

Ben Wadham – Tidal wave or trickle: treating returning veterans trauma

Ben Wadham – Friend or foe: green on blue killings in Afghanistan

Ben Wadham – Tinkering with tribalism: women and cultural change in the ADF

Ben Wadham – Yumi and Ben: the militarisation of Australia and the democratisation of hate

Kate Huppatz (L) and Steve Matthewman (R) congratulating Michelle Peterie on being the 2018 JoS Best Paper Award winner for Docility and Desert: government discourses of compassion in Australia’s asylum seeker debate