Business & Law

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Australians who live overseas long-term are able to keep in touch with local issues and should be entitled to vote, writes George Williams.

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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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Kingsford Legal Centre director Anna Cody has won the 2016 Australian Human Rights Commission Law Award.

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Martin Krygier has become the first Australian recipient of the prestigious Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory.

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Madeline Gleeson's confronting account of life for asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island is a finalist in the Victorian Premier's 2017 Literary Awards.

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Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act should be amended to apply only to language that will "degrade, intimidate or incite hatred or contempt", writes George Williams.

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In its appointment of new president Grant King, the Business Council of Australia looks set to double down on its failed strategy instead of genuinely doing things differently, writes Lindy Edwards.

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US GDP data points to a US rate rise in December, and Australia's housing affordability problem won't be helped by current declining building approvals, writes Richard Holden.

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Natural disasters are on the rise due to climate change, displacing millions of people each year. A new international initiative is aiming to improve the way governments respond to such crises, writes Jane McAdam.

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