The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey and the Limitations of Vulnerability-based Politics

  title={The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey and the Limitations of Vulnerability-based Politics},
  author={Simon Copland},
  journal={Australian Feminist Studies},
  pages={261 - 274}
  • Simon Copland
  • Published 3 April 2018
  • Political Science
  • Australian Feminist Studies
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