Coalition

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UNSW sustainability scientists have run their rulers over the major parties' climate policies to determine whether taking action against climate change is more expensive than doing nothing.

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The only explicable reason for the government's plebiscite policy – in all its forms – is to frustrate the move to same-sex marriage, writes George Williams. 

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The return to white male dominance in Australian politics provokes questions for women and other groups about the relevance of our current political system, writes Louise Chappell.

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Are financial advisors under a Coalition government about to win even more freedom in the way they are remunerated, ask Dimity Kingsford Smith and Viroshan Poologasundram.

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After the Huawei and GrainCorp decisions, the "open for business" Coalition must make welcoming foreign investment a higher priority, writes Geoffrey Garrett. 

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Given the importance of the seats of Dobell and Robertson, the political parties should have done their utmost to get good quality candidates without troublesome baggage, argues Mark Rolfe.

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The Coalition's plan for processing asylum seekers will be challenged in the courts and will likely fail, putting a future Coaliton governemnt back at square one on asylum policy, argues George Williams. 

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The Coalition's new asylum policy will degrade administrative decision-making, undermine accountability and leave refugees in a permanent state of psychological and legal limbo, write Jane McAdam and Ben Saul.

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There is much in the Gonski proposals to which the Coalition should have little or no opposition, writes Jenny Stewart.

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Low income workers will suffer under a Coalition pledge to discontinue a superannuation top-up scheme directed at those earning less than $37,000 a year, writes Helen Hodgson.

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