Opinion

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Uncertainty about energy prices and political dithering on company tax rates point to businesses waiting before investing heavily, while the shift to part-time employment continues in Australia, writes Richard Holden. 

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Abolishing without-grounds termination by landlords and reforming housing tax and finance policies will provide tenants with more security, writes Chris Martin. 

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Australia's recent heatwave is a taste of what our future will bring unless humans can rapidly and deeply cut our greenhouse emissions, write Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, Andrew King and Matthew Hale.

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Be alert but not alarmed about the issues surrounding gene therapy, writes Merlin Crossley.

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More action is required to regulate litigation funders who lose class actions to protect claimants and defendants, writes Michael Legg.

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Construction on Australia's most recognisable icon should have stopped once the roofs were erected, writes Xing Ruan.

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Colour is a powerful tool for scientific storytelling, even if it's not quite true to the science, writes Kate Patterson.

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Disney's Moana is a remarkably accurate depiction of how Polynesian peoples navigate by the stars, and draws attention to the richness of Indigenous astronomy, write Duane Hamacher and Carla Bento Guedes.

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Is Labor’s Jenny Macklin right when she says increasing the pension age to 70 would give Australia the oldest retirement age in the developed world? Rafal Chomik investigates.

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Globalisation has increased wealth but deepened inequality. In the age of Donald Trump, the future of the global order will depend on how we explain that process, writes Lindy Edwards.

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