Opinion

smoker

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.

brain

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.

nightclub

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.

flu

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. 

house plans

We need to refrom negative gearing and boost housing supply. Affordability, financial stability and economic inequality are all riding on it, writes Richard Holden.

Rwanda genocide

The 1994 Rwandan genocide evokes shame, despair, and revulsion. Yet, the events warrant reflection and remind us about the risks of looking the other way, writes Toni Erskine.

legs

Best practice guidelines on sexual assault research include maintaining confidentiality and prioritising the safety and wellbeing of participants at all times, writes Bianca Fileborn.

groundwater

We know the tides affect the oceans, but they also affect groundwater. If we can understand how, then we can better protect this precious resource.

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