Opinion

lifeguard on beach

COVID-19 is changing the dynamics of people swimming at beaches around the world, potentially making it more unsafe.

house made of banknotes

It's time to reform stamp duty, one of the most inefficient and distorting taxes collected by Australia's state and territory governments.

earthquake in nepal

A new UN-HABITAT global lecture from UNSW Professor David Sanderson provides ten takeaways for improving humanitarian action after disasters.

Australia cyber network

The Coalition has announced a new package to boost cyber security. But this is not new money and much more needs to be done to ward off cyber threats.

A person writing notes on paper

Claiming for working for home is fraught. It's safest to claim the running expenses the tax office allows. 'Occupancy expenses' are harder to justify and could cost you your capital gains tax discount.

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The Kirby Institute is calling for a fairer, healthier and culturally rich Australian future without racism.

Ned Kelly

Four reporters joined the showdown with the Kelly gang 140 years ago. They became part of the story and set the tone for a legend.

Iraq War protestors

We judge the competency of politicians by what they say and do. This creates perverse incentives for even competent politicians to refuse to admit mistakes.

illicit drugs

New research suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has meant people are using illicit drugs less. But decreased use can mean higher risk of overdoses.

Statue of justice

UNSW's Jayne O'Connor says sexual harassment allegations indicate a need for reform in the highly traditional court system.

 

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