Opinion

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Why is it still so hard to talk about female beauty without defaulting to patriarchal stereotypes, asks Catharine Lumby.

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It's just as important to have the skills to know how to interpret and make use of the ever-proliferating range of data, writes Jenny Stewart.

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Clover Moore is seeking special dispensation to remain both Lord Mayor and MP for Sydney, but her plea will be rightly ignored, writes George Williams.

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Could the sheer size of Campbell Newman's victory in the Queensland election sow the seeds of a British-style Westminster revolt, asks Fergal Davis.

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The inaugural National Indigenous Youth Parliament marks a new milestone for Indigenous voting rights in Australia, write Jo Coghlan and Scott Denton.

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The chance of success for Kofi Annan's plans in Syria is slender. Should his initiatives fail, the crisis could become catastrophic, writes Anthony Billingsley.

National Security

The National Security Monitor gets a provisional 'A" in his first year in a role that aims to review the operation, effectiveness and necessity of Australia's anti-terrorism laws, write Jessie Blackbourn and Nicola McGarrity.

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Defence Minister Stephen Smith needs to provide strategic direction to his department in order to regain the respect of the defence force, argues Professor Alan Dupont.

Veil

Jury trial is about involving the community in the process of determining guilt or innocence. So why did a UK court prohibit a woman in a veil from fulfilling her civic duty, asks Dr Fergal Davis.

Telco

Chinese telco Huawei's investment strategy in Australia lies in tatters after it was judged a national security risk, writes Justin O'Brien.

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