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Disasters of Brexit expose the fragility of democracy

Disasters of Brexit expose the fragility of democracy

A second Brexit referendum may come to pass -- and would be as genuine expression of democratic vote, despite what Leavers may say -- but if not, it's enough just to see the Tories squirm.

Inside New Caledonia’s long fight to independence

Inside New Caledonia’s long fight to independence

New Caledonia is expected to maintain ties to France in its upcoming referendum, but it is marked by increasingly stark divisions.

Catalan independence referendum turns violent as police storm voting stations

Catalan independence referendum turns violent as police storm voting stations

With national police raiding and closing dozens of voting booths yesterday, it is clear that the vote will not be recognised by the conservative People’s Party government in Madrid.

Rundle: the buzz of Brexit has died, now it’s just naked xenophobia

Rundle: the buzz of Brexit has died, now it’s just naked xenophobia

The whole purpose of the referendum was to preserve the unity of the Tory Party, by giving the "eurosceptic" right what they wanted.

Why is Abbott pushing for a referendum or plebiscite? And what’s the difference?

Why is Abbott pushing for a referendum or plebiscite? And what’s the difference?

Why have a referendum or plebiscite on same-sex marriage?

Indigenous recognition more complicated constitutional change than you think

Indigenous recognition more complicated constitutional change than you think

Tony Abbott is right to wait for the right time to put constitutional recognition of Aboriginal Australians to the people. It's a more complicated process than most of the media is telling you.

Rudd’s cynical form on exploiting indigenous issues

Rudd’s cynical form on exploiting indigenous issues

Kevin Rudd has form when it comes to trying to use indigenous issues to wedge his opponents. Tony Abbott is right to call him out on it.

Indigenous rights: constitutional amendments <br>likely

Indigenous rights: constitutional amendments
likely

Crikey media wrap: A referendum to remove discrimination of indigenous Australians from the constitution is likely before the next election, after an expert panel presented its final report to the Prime Minister yesterday.