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Australia needs to reform its system of government. The failure to do so is costing the nation billions of dollars a year and compromising our ability to realise our economic and social goals, argues George Williams.

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Western Australia should reconsider its desire to secede, as the move can undermine the legitimacy of the existing constitutional structures and cast doubt on the state's authority, argues Fergal Davis.

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Campbell Newman's historic majority is proving to be a real source of irritation as it has focused attention on the enemy within, argues Fergal Davis.

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People often view the dismissal of the Whitlam government as unique, and never to be repeated. However, our recent political history suggests otherwise, writes George Williams.

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Education has the power to transform lives and will play an increasingly important role in the nation's future, former High Court Justice Michael Kirby has told a UNSW scholarship fundraiser.

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The government should set clear parameters for the royal commission into child sexual abuse and dampen unrealistic expectations about what can be achieved, UNSW Professor and former royal commissioner Hal Wootten QC says.

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The role of the governor-general has changed, and so too should the way that the governor-general is selected, writes George Williams.

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With a new planning system about to be introduced in NSW, the need for an independent, specialist public interest environmental and planning law centre is greater than ever, argues Amelia Thorpe.

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Since it is possible for the ICC to promote better domestic prosecutions, it can, and should, encourage domestic accountability for sexual violence crimes, writes Amrita Kapur.

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Training people in disciplines they have no aptitude for or interest in is a waste of public money and countless professional lives, writes Cathy Sherry.

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