Opinion

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A refugee policy built on deflecting the issue, rather than confronting it, is not sustainable. We cannot continue to 'contract out' our international obligations.

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The next set of instructions handed to the Reserve Bank will have to be realistic. That might mean a big adjustment.

Coalition women

When it comes to gender equality, it's not just the number of women in parliament that matters – it's how they go about legislating for change.

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We must change if we are to keep in step with the modern world around us – and with this in mind UNSW has spread out its academic calendar. We will continue to make adjustments, listen to the students at UNSW and also talk to others at universities like Stanford and UCLA.

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We're facing a global economic problem that no one really understands or knows how to fix.

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The High Court has failed to clarify the Section 44 mess over who is eligible to stand for parliament, so now it's time for MPs to act.

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Australia has two options to keep out of recession, neither of them easy. The government will have to abandon its determination to get the budget into surplus.

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Evidence shows restorative justice can help fix environmental crime – so why isn't Australia using it more?

housing

Having quality housing matters. What's standing in the way of ensuring every Australian has housing that meets basic comfort and health standards? And how can we overcome these problems?

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Combined, APRA and the Reserve Bank are about to give households on $150,000 up to $120,000 more borrowing power.

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