Opinion

Cyclone Debbie

The category four cyclone – the fifth storm of this year's season, and the strongest so far – has buffeted the Queensland coast across a wide area centred on Airlie Beach, writes Liz Ritchie-Tyo.

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Like Julius Caesar, UNSW is changing its calendar for the better, writes Merlin Crossley.

nuclear bomb

Nuclear weapons threaten not merely those who have them, but all people who walk the Earth, write Toby Walsh and Rob Brooks.

social housing

Elizabeth Farrelly doesn't want to be one of the rich and powerful – she wants them to get out of the way and stop wrecking Sydney. 

Australian army

George Williams asks: What should Malcolm Turnbull do if he receives a call seeking our involvement in an ill-conceived foreign conflict? 

adult vaccination

While public health efforts focus on programs to improve immunisation rates in infants, unvaccinated adults have been ignored, warn C Raina MacIntyre, Holly Seale and Robert Menzies.

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Building a second Sydney airport will be a demanding engineering project. But the real challenge will be one of governance, writes Robert Freestone.

plastic ocean

A new documentary highlights the plight of marine animals living among the estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic rubbish generated by humans, writes Gary Truong.

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A new bill that allows companies to access crowd-sourced equity is just a first step to closing the funding gap for small and medium enterprises, writes Marina Nehme.

illness

Why are we so shocked when we, or someone we know, becomes ill? It's time to reclaim sickness as a normal part of life, write Gill Hubbard and Claire Wakefield.

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