Rohingya women and children being moved on a truck south of Yangon, Myanmar.
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The issues that captured the world’s attention this year show the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.
In the final sitting week for the year, the encryption bill was finally passed, and the Liberal Party changed its rules to prevent sitting prime ministers being toppled.
As both sides played the tactics, a remarkable thing happened in the House of Representatives. Behaviour improved 100%, with
none of the usual screaming and exchanges of insults.
On the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it is worth remembering how it provided America with an unparalleled position of power following the second world war.
The biggest issues of 2018, with The Guardian’s editor-in-chief Katharine Viner.
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In conversation with Andrew Dodd, Andrea Carson and Matthew Ricketson, The Guardian's editor-in-chief discusses the big stories of 2018 and what she sees as the major challenges of 2019.
Random-controlled testing is widely accepted in medicine, and yet voters are not convinced this would be a good approach to testing out government policy before it is implemented.
Primary prevention programs with a footballing focus aim to change behaviours and attitudes among men towards women.
Formerly blue-ribbon Liberal seats such as Hawthorn and Nepean have fallen to Labor in the wash-up of Labor's thumping state election win.
Star basketball players are suffering the fallout from a race scare campaign by politicians from the Liberal party over crimes committed by a small number of young people who came to Australia from South Sudan
Australians' trust in politicians and democracy continues to plummet, posing significant problems for the effective running of the country.
Since leaving secure jobs in newsrooms, employment has been unstable for many former journalists – but job satisfaction has been surprisingly high.
This and Turnbull's observations on energy policy provided abundant material for a question time attack by Labor bloated from dining on the unending manna that's been flowing from political heaven.
The royal commission will examine the conduct of a defence barrister who became an informant to the police - supplying information on her own clients that had been given to her in strict confidence.
While anger mobilises opposition to coal seam gas projects, it is also joy, especially the joy of social connection, that helps to sustain involvement.
The results of three surveys show that, in testing public opinion, much hangs on how the questions are asked and the surveys are designed.
The right is strong within the
party. And with the Morrison government now dealing with a hung parliament, there has been a risk that a disendorsed Kelly could defect to the
The violence of the protests that have gripped France, known as the gilets jaunes, is rooted in personal passion and anger.
In the wash-up of the G20 meetings, it seems China has come away with the better deal – at least for now.
Kelly has threatened to run as an independent if he loses preselection and also at times has left the way open to go to the crossbench.
Research shows that in elections with low information and poor engagement, candidate attractiveness plays a significant role in how people vote.
While some complaint that anti-discrimination laws stifle freedom of speech, there is good evidence that they make a more harmonious, safe and equal society.
The belief in so-called 'white genocide', once an extreme-right view of neo-Nazis, is starting to gain ground in Australia and influence the rhetoric of politicians.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
While the Liberals are losing out
politically because of their low female representation and inability to properly address the problem, on the crossbench the women are now standouts (and a majority).
The final report on constitutional recognition is disappointing in many respects, but Labor's pledge to establish a First Nations voice will give many in the community hope.
The Australian justice system must do more to acknowledge the colonial system on which it is built, which inherently privileges whiteness.
Frydenberg reiterates that the Liberal party is still a "broad church" and says he isn't concerned about other MPs like Craig Kelly following Banks' suit.