Opinion

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Australia is the best place for young people and researchers to pursue what they love and realise their dreams, UNSW scientist and 2018 Australian of the Year Michelle Simmons said in her award speech.

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The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in the Swiss resort town of Davos has become a bit like the Academy Awards but it remains important for the Australian economy, writes Richard Holden.

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Cryptocurrencies could lead to significant losses in tax revenue, write Richard Holden and Anup Malani.

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Chris Martin explains how a review of international housing rental markets has found aspects that Australia could emulate – and avoid.

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We all believe weather forecasters so we should trust the same scientists when they predict how the climate will change over decades, write Emma Johnston and Alex Sen Gupta.

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Despite persistent buzz, the falling cost of electric cars isn't enough to guarantee sales in Australia, write Graciela Metternicht and Gail Broadbent.

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community is not being heard in the debate around Australia Day and it is indicative of the state of Indigenous affairs in Australia, writes Gemma McKinnon.

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Subsidies would encourage the uptake of electric vehicles but they would need to be tailored and temporary, writes S Travis Waller.

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Despite employment growth, Australian wages remain stagnant in real terms as the economy starts 2018 with the same mix of positive and negative signs seen in 2017, writes Richard Holden.

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With global sea levels set to rise by up to a metre by 2100, there is much to be learnt from past changes to the coastline and how humans responded to dramatic increases in sea level.

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