Opinion

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Australia's hoping to take a share of the billion-dollar space industry with the launch of its first totally Australian-built satellites in 15 years, writes Andrew Dempster.

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The NDIS roll-out has been criticised for many glitches, but that doesn't mean the scheme is failing, writes Helen Dickinson.

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The suffragists who gained women the right to vote offer a model of Australia’s role in the world that remains as important as ever, writes James Keating.

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The cruise missile attack on Syria may have boosted President Trump’s weak standing at home but fails on more serious criteria of legality and morality, writes Anthony Billingsley.

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Tax increases that will see a packet of cigarettes costing A$40 may discourage smoking, but could end up having unintended consequences for poorer smokers, write Katie Hirono and Katherine Smith.

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New research shows it is the kind of diet a primate species consumes that offers the best explanation for its brain size, writes Darren Curnoe.

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Yes, lockout laws have succeeded in decreasing crime in certain neighbourhoods. But an analysis of  transport data points to different impacts across the city, writes Phillip Wadds. 

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It is up to federal governments to recognise the value of providing legal assistance to the most disadvantaged in the community, writes George Williams.

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How is it the flu has managed to stay around for so long, and why haven't we beaten it yet?

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The Australian construction industry employs over 1.1 million people, but it needs a clear strategy to become a global competitor in the construction race, writes Martin Loosemoore. 

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