Opinion

Former High Court judge Dyson Heydon

In an open letter to Attorney-General Christian Porter, more than 500 women working in the law from across Australia have sought changes to the way judges are disciplined and appointed.

empty road in downtown Bangkok

An illiberal turn across the region has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Australia should take note.

man under burning sun

Heatwaves have become longer, hotter and more frequent. This trend is accelerating from climate change.

tax reform cogwheel

Boosting the GST and swapping land tax for stamp duty get headlines, but they never seem to happen.

coronavirus testing

There are some very good reasons why some people decline coronavirus testing, which we need to address before jumping to conclusions.

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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