Opinion

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UNSW's President and Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs argues the government’s plans for the university sector are not in the long-term interests of Australia or its economy.

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In a recent survey, 85 per cent of respondents in buildings built since 2000 said their buildings were defective. Could procurement policies help turn around those stats, asks Martin Loosemore.

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The private equity consortium bidding for Fairfax has experience in media – and it's not all bad, writes Mark Humphrey-Jenner.

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Some seem to think the RBA is bullish on growth, but reading between the lines it seems to be hedging, writes Richard Holden.

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The value of the US-Australia economic relationship is not necessarily obvious, write Richard Holden, Simon Jackman and Jared Mondschein.

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The human brain is unique in many ways including the amount of asymmetry that exists between its left and right sides, writes Darren Curnoe. 

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Boat turnbacks show the growing chasm between EU and Australian policies and international law, and they illustrate the political success of a highly questionable approach to forced movement, writes Violeta Moreno-Lax.

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Migrants can no longer afford to live in the ‘gateway’ suburbs that once helped them to leave the ranks of the ‘disadvantaged’ and feel at home in their new country. 

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Managers are advised to be decisive. But sometimes the best thing to do is nothing, writes Jenny Stewart.

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There's a budget imperative most observers have taken their eye off: the fiscal fallout from an ageing population, writes John Piggott.

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