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If crime rates are falling, why has NSW recorded its highest ever rate of imprisonment, and where's the evidence that it's worth the extra cost, asks Eileen Baldry.

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Three UNSW students are gaining behind-the-scenes experience at the Sydney Writers’ Festival as interns after surviving a competitive selection process.

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What do the Coen brothers stand for in US cinema today, asks Julian Murphet.

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Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes has told a UNSW public forum that increased employment for disabled Australians is critical to reducing the cost of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Is the recently released LEGO movie the world's most expensive commercial, asks Julian Murphet. 

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How far should we go to save species from extinction? A new field of research is questioning the ethical and cultural limits of conservation efforts.

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Former NSW DPP Nicholas Cowdery and the International Criminal Court’s Alexandra Tomic are speakers at a major symposium next week on the quality of court interpreting.

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There's a good case to argue that columnist Chris Kenny would have been better served if he'd simply laughed off The Chaser skit that caused him so much offence, writes Mark Rolfe. 

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The key problem facing Labor leader Bill Shorten is one he has in common with every past leader: remaining true to Labor values, while adapting them to a changing Australia, writes Mark Rolfe.

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If Australia's defence planners can clearly identify the types of conflicts that are likeliest to engage the ADF, then the 2015 white paper should deliver an affordable and capable defence force, writes Alan Dupont. 

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