Opinion

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The latest numbers suggest construction is accelerating even as buyers become more hesitant, writes Richard Holden. 

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As Australia faces sustained and accelerated population growth, it is worth revisiting the idea of new cities – providing we don't resort to a tired rerun of town and country planning policies from the past.

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It's unpopular with the public and kills endangered and non-game birds – but that hasn't stopped duck shooting, writes Siobhan O'Sullivan.

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It's time to correct some of the flawed analysis and myths that are preventing development of good housing policy.

 

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Labor's plan to scrap cash refunds on unused franking credits could change the game for some investors in Australian companies.

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Even the experts almost always get it wrong when trying to explain how weight loss happens, write Ruben Meerman and Andrew Brown.

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Australia’s exemption from Donald Trump’s steel tariff does not remove the risks of an international trade war, writes Tim Harcourt.

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The Reserve Bank has named low wages growth and low inflation as reasons for its decision to not increase interest rates from 1.5%, writes Richard Holden.

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Having money helps, but economists are learning there are other things we need to feel happy, writes Gigi Foster.

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The Allegiance to Australia Act undermines our values and is never likely to be effective, writes George Williams.

 

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