Opinion

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Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce's indiscretions raise issues of conflicts of interest, exploitation and the misuse of public funds, writes George Williams.

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Public toilets are an essential amenity, but most of them aren't places we'd want to visit unless we have to. Christian Tietz asks: What does the failure to provide more restful and inviting places say about us?

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Litigation may sound like an obvious route for someone who experiences a medical injury. But it’s lengthy and stressful, and may not provide relief to patients and their families, writes Jennifer Moore.

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Solar windows can harness the sun's energy while maintaining enough transparency to function as a window, write Matthew Wright and Mushfika Baishakhi Upama.

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As injuries at indoor trampoline parks soar, there is an urgent need for mandatory minimum safety standards, write Lisa Nicole Sharwood, Davide Eager and Susan Adams.

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By the time young people get to university, it’s far too late to be initiating education on sexual consent, writes Bianca Fileborn.

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Based on research comparing projects across the country, a new assessment tool calculates cost-effective ways to fund affordable housing to meet specified needs in different markets.

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The Jaquie Lambie Network's plan to fix the Tasmanian health system is vague at best and unlikely to make a difference, writes Helen Dickinson.

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Banks and financial providers know how to take advantage of consumers' inability to make good decisions about financial products, writes Dimity Kingsford Smith.

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Data from Australia and overseas, inlcuding the fluctuations in the US stock market, point to a tricky balancing act for policy makers, writes Richard Holden.

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