Opinion

Law

The new judicial appointments to the highest courts of Australia and the United States will bring more continuity than change to their respective courts, writes Rosalind Dixon.

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Spider silk is stronger than steel and Kevlar. Tapping into its secrets could herald a revolution in manufacturing, writes Sean Blamires.

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The built environment industry needs to meet its full responsibility to society by building more equitable and socially sustainable cities, writes Martin Loosemoore.

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Individuals can do a number of things to reduce the impact of heat in their homes but it gets more complicated when considering the city as a whole, write Mathew Lipson and Melissa Hart. 

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The rise of a "whatever it takes" approach in Australian politics poses a major challenge for Susan Kiefel, the newly installed leader of the Australian judiciary, writes George Williams.

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Learning life lessons and how the world works is more important to a child's growth and development than a sole focus on academic achievement, writes Louis Wang.

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There are lots of ways teachers greatly influence children’s outcomes, including improving motivation and resilience, writes Andrew Martin.

TPP

The TPP can't go ahead in any form, so its time the Australian government lets it go, writes Elizabeth Thurbon.

housing

The problem is not just supply – action is needed on many fronts to address housing affordability, writes Hal Pawson.

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Investors in Snapchat's upcoming initial public offering could find themselves without voting power. Research shows these kind of share structures end badly, writes Mark Humphery-Jenner.

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