policy

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Companion animals, sport animals and animals we use in agriculture are all affected by the rule of law, says Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan from UNSW’s School of Social Sciences.

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We need to consider the growing complexity of the tax system without losing sight of what's fair. 

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Academic and industrial research that is properly funded and well coordinated contributes to quality of life and economic prosperity.

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Residential tenancy reforms are before the NSW parliament, but a key reform is missing. In this open letter, housing academics call for an end to landlords' power to terminate leases with 'no grounds'.

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Governments need to consider the context in which their policies are implemented if they want to avoid large-scale failures like the pink batts scheme, according to academics from UNSW Canberra.

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Science has largely flown under the radar in a restrained Federal Budget, with no big spending measures and no major cuts apart from the university funding changes announced last week, writes Les Field.

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The IMF has been raising concern about inequality since 2010, but this has not translated into concrete action within the fund's own policies and programs, write Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell.

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The new minister for science Arthur Sinodinos has some challenges ahead, but there is an opportunity to build on the foundations laid by his predcessors, writes Les Field.

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Much that has been thought in the fields of law and policy seems to need rethinking. But what is to take its place? asks Fleur Johns.

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UNSW has announced the first leaders of its Grand Challenges, an initiative to establish the University at the forefront of debate and policy response to the biggest issues of our time.

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