Opinion

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The art world is unforgiving of incompetence. We are able to see so much good art in this country because professional staff are very good at what they do, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

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Calling violent sexual offenders monsters suggests they're beyond rehabilitation; it blames the untamed male libido rather than a society that sexualises violence against women, writes Alecia Simmonds.

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We still have a long way to go before people understand that domestic violence is a crime that should be met with zero tolerance, writes Alecia Simmonds.

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Australia's international commitments and federal resolve put high hurdles before any state that seeks to reintroduce the death penalty, writes George Williams.

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Men who pump themselves up by denigrating women are revealing how weak they really are, argues Lindy Edwards.

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Higher university entry scores for teaching and greater financial rewards on graduation are among the changes needed to address a shortage of top science teachers, writes Merlin Crossley.

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Many of the 6 million children diagnosed with ADHD in the US have been prescribed amphetamines as a treatment, which can lead to addiction and overdose, warn Pieter Cohen and Nicolas Rasmussen.

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Australia cannot ignore Singapore's investigation into attempts to manipulate key financial benchmarks, writes Justin O'Brien.

PM Gillard

Public conversations about politics have become uniquely personal and nasty since the election of our first female prime minister, argues Cheryl Kernot.

Parliament

With the federal election approaching, policies are needed that end funding uncertainties and consolidate investment in research, writes Merlin Crossley.

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