In 1979, well before he became Prime Minister, Bob Hawke laid out his vision for a radical remake of Australia in a series of lectures for the ABC.
I am Aboriginal Tasmanian and before our constitution was amended I did not exist. But in 2014, a small group of our people came up with a radical new approach, writes Emma Lee.
Two families wait to learn the fate of Indigenous men Brendan Thoms and Daniel Love, who were both born overseas and face deportation according to Australia's migration laws.
One of Australia's favourite election traditions, the moment when the ABC's election analyst Antony Green declares a result, could be in jeopardy if a challenge launched by United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer is agreed to by the High Court.
We know dual nationals are not eligible for Parliament, but now the argument has extended to all 1,514 election candidates.
In the wake of comments about the Christchurch massacre, members of the public have raised the question of whether a senator can be expelled from the Senate for making offensive statements. Anne Twomey investigates.