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Some voters in New South Wales may be forced to vote in a different electorate at the next federal election following a recent redistribution. AAP/Paul Miller

Explainer: how do seat redistributions work?

Any redistribution of electoral boundaries may significantly impact how parties are represented in the parliament. But how does Australia’s system of changing seat boundaries actually work?
Land is viewed as having more than just a commercial value in Africa but is central to identity and spirituality. Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

Why land evokes such deep emotions in Africa

The belief that land stands only for production of agricultural commodities destined for the market is perverted. The primacy of the market and private property are contrary to the African worldview.
We need to bear a few things in mind before we listen too closely to Oxfam. Christian Guthier

Oxfam should beware idealistic solutions to complex problems

Oxfam is making what might appear to be a manifestly sound moral case when it urges political leaders at the global economic conference at Davos to adopt particular policies to reduce economic inequality…

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