Five things to know about Russia’s Constitutional amendments
Russia voted to amend the country’s constitution, shoring up Vladimir Putin’s power; but a University of Melbourne expert says there are larger implications.
Australia’s referendum drought
As Australians prepare for a postal vote on marriage equality, the University of Melbourne looks at whether Australia needs more plebiscites and referendums.
Why Parliament should decide on same sex marriage
Australia's Parliament should take the decision to change the same sex marriage law and not leave it to a plebiscite, which will cost millions.