Opinion

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Australia's immigration department doesn't keep a record of the number of people applying for asylum at airports. This means there is no oversight over the treatment of those seeking protection.

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The risks of combustible cladding on high-rise buildings have long been known. And audits have identified hundreds of Australian buildings with this cladding. Delay in replacing it is inexcusable

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Everyone knows the Great Barrier Reef is in peril. But a continent away, Western Australia's Shark Bay is also threatened by marine heatwaves that could alter this World Heritage ecosystem forever.

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Rates might need to be cut urgently, and because things are good. RBA Governor Philip Lowe has signalled he won't wait.

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Some Australian Facebook users are more worried about over-sharing by friends than the privacy and security of their personal information.

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Bank shares soared 4% to 7% after the royal commission report. That could be because it will do them little harm.

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If we recognised social housing as infrastructure as essential as transport links, schools and hospitals, not properly investing in it could become unthinkable.

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The flood zone around Townsville extends for hundreds of kilometres, making monitoring difficult even from the air. But scientists are testing a new satellite method that can peer through the clouds.

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While we move soap around, it lifts up invisible oil that holds germs onto your hand.

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While Opal Tower residents are more badly affected than most, up to 80% of multi-unit buildings have serious defects. Here's what government can do right now to fix the industry.

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