Malcolm Turnbull

NSW Parliament

Turnbull's tax reform proposal would have made the states tax and spend efficiently, and compete for advantage. No wonder they hated it, writes Richard Holden.

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Recent history tells us that we should be cautious about newly minted prime ministers promising to fix the federation, writes Paul Kildea.

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Seventy-five medical academics and community leaders have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister condemning the "unethical" treatment of asylum seekers and likening the Pacific Solution to a medical experiment that puts participants in harm's way without consent.

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Malcolm Turnbull could lead bold and important reforms in five key areas: the GST, childcare, infrastructure, university funding and the environment, writes Richard Holden.

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UNSW researchers and alumni are among the newly minted Knowledge Nation 100 – the “visionaries, intellects, founders and game changers” who will shape Australia’s prosperity.

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The decision to declare war and send Australian forces overseas does not require debate or authorisation from parliament, writes Gabrielle Appleby.

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If we really want to secure prosperity into the future we need take a long, hard look at why Australia has long been floundering at the bottom of the OECD league table for university–industry interaction, write Ian Jacobs and Kevin Cullen.

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The Prime Minister's recognition of UNSW as a world-record holder in solar cell research in his speech to the UN climate summit in Paris is shining a light on Australian innovation, says Ian Jacobs.

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What's missing from current climate change debates is a compelling, science-based national security narrative, writes Alan Dupont.

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After 14 years of continued military presence in Afghanistan, the Turnbull government must decide what's next for Australia in the conflict, writes Ian Bickerton and Christopher Kremmer.

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