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A group of legal and political heavyweights — including former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser — will gather in Melbourne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a landmark academic paper that led to the dismantling of the White Australia Policy.

Australian children of same-sex couples fared better on average than families from the general population on measures of general health and family cohesion, but continue to be subject to discrimination, interim findings of a University of Melbourne led study has found.

The global community must work harder to foster a strong sense of citizenship in countries that produce foreign fighters, a University of Melbourne international relations analyst has warned.

The corporate social responsibility programs of big mining companies in remote towns are often disconnected from community needs, reactive and ad hoc.

An independent national poll has found Australian politicians have failed to engage or build a sense of trust with voters just months out from the federal election.