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Malcolm Turnbull and Professor of Architecture Stephen Loo during a tour of the University of Tasmania’s school of architecture and design on Thursday. Scott Gelston/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Turnbull’s challenge is to avoid the Gillard trap

Is Malcolm Turnbull at risk of finding himself in a similar situation to Julia Gillard, with a disillusioned public settling into a negative view that transcends achievements of the moment?

Refusing to play the race game

For Indigenous people, refusal is a powerful act of sovereignty. In Grand Final week, it's timely to reflect on Adam Goodes' refusal to accept racism in football or an official send off when he retired - and the repercussions of his stance, a year on.

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Facebook has already proved it can increase the number of people who vote in elections. But what if it tries to influence how they vote?


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