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The Australian Law Reform Commission report recommends major changes to the way judges are appointed and educated, and supports an independent body to investigate allegations of misconduct.

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There are ways for the government to throw the struggling airline a lifeline without stifling competition, writes Richard Holden. 

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Tony Abbott has promised a new way forward for federal-state relations if the Coalition wins government. But will he find the federal lever of power too tempting not to pull, ask Andrew Lynch and Shipra Chordia. 

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The Federal Government's announcement of a referendum on recognition of local councils in the constitution is a sensible one, but that is not enough to guarantee success, write Nicola McGarrity and Lyndon Goddard.

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Australia needs laws for the investigation and prosecution of terrorism. However, we should not retain ineffective legislation that has been discredited overseas, writes George Williams.

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Like dancing and singing, humour is another means for pollies to connect with the people although, like explosives, it can be difficult to handle, writes Mark Rolfe.

To avert a major slump in international student demand, Australia needs to be rebranded as a premium education destination, argues UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer.

UNSW's Australian School of Taxation (Atax) has reinforced its position as the country's leading tax school with its selection on the Federal Government's Tax Design Advisory Panel.

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UNSW has won the largest share of any Australian university in the latest round of Federal Government research infrastructure funding.