Opinion

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Tweet-shaming from politicians isn't the best way to regulate companies – it hurts investments, shareholders and ultimately the economy, writes Mark Humphery-Jenner.

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The remote Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus will be among the first places in the world to see the arrival of 2017. However, for the 1500 refugees and asylum seekers still in detention, there will be little to celebrate.

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NSW's new biodiversity legislation will achieve the opposite of what it is trying to do and will accelerate extinction of native flora and fauna rather than arrest its alarming decline, writes Richard Kingsford.

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About a quarter of medical students show symptoms of depression, and one in ten report suicidal thoughts, writes Ute Vollmer-Conna.

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Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy is a global solution to help the world's mentally ill overcome the many barriers they face to accessing treatment, writes Asha Basu.

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Most of our drugs policies have failed to curb use or reduce their impact on individuals or society. It's time for a more enlightened and informed approach, writes Alison Ritter.

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If Donald Trump decides to undo the Iran nuclear agreement, it could damage Iran's internal stability and economic recovery as well as US relations with Europe and Russia.

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If we want to increase the number of women in Australia's construction sector we need to be willing to challenge working conditions for men, write Louise Chappell and Natalie Galea.

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Australia's arid grasslands are being invaded – by native shrubs and trees, write Mike Letnic and Christopher Edward Gordon.

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Shark attacks are so rare and variable, proving the effectiveness of shark nets in reducing attacks is no mean feat, writes James Smith.

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