Opinion

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As retirement looms for elite sportspeople, there is a need to prepare for the transition to post-sport life. But there are important things to consider long before this, writes Andrew Martin.

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Were there any women around in the Palaeolithic Era? If popular culture is any guide you’d think not, writes Darren Curnoe.

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The legal profession is not the bastion of equality that it should be, writes George Williams.

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Like cricket, academia needs specialists. Technology will allow innovative teachers to demonstrate they belong in the top order, writes Merlin Crossley.

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The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia calls for business investment and the US Federal Reserve tries to unwind its balance sheet.

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Here are some short- and medium-term strategies for transitioning to renewable, reliable and affordable energy in South Australia, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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Preventing sexual violence is everybody’s responsibility, but we need to think carefully about how we do it, writes Biance Fileborn.

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Australia needs stronger STEM skills and knowledge in parliament so politicians can understand the basics underpinning today’s significant issues, writes Les Field.

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In the interests of equity, we need a grand bargain that puts company and personal tax reform on the table all at once, writes Richard Holden.

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Australia must reinvigorate its PhD programs so their value is apparent outside the university sector if it wants to attract a reasonable share of the world’s best minds, writes Laura Poole-Warren.

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