Opinion

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The government guarantee on affordable housing is a crucial part of affordable housing policy and could catalyse efforts for a national housing accord, write Julie Lawson, Hal Pawson and Vivienne Milligan.

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The Antarctic Treaty was signed 58 years ago today, protecting the continent for peace and science.

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Recent commentary about China's engagement with Australia's universities has overlooked the enormous benefits our academic links with China generate, write David Gonski and Ian Jacobs.

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The new screening program for cervical cancer aims to save lives by breaking down barriers that prevent women from attending screening, write Karen Canfell and Megan Smith.

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As artists turn to crowdfunding their projects, Usman W. Chohan warns that we should be cautious about viewing it as a means of supplanting government support for the arts.

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Rebecca Keogh and Joel Pearson explore congenital aphantasia – the inability to create visual imagery in the mind's eye.

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Soil health and productivity is declining at unprecedented rates, but a new international scientific approach has been developed for avoiding, reducing and reversing land degradation.

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Unless new Federal Government changes to hospital funding for avoidable medical complications are implemented alongside other measures, they are unlikely to have much impact, writes Helen Dickinson.

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A medically supervised injecting centre provides the setting and the possibility for a new type of connection with drug users, writes Marianne Jauncey.

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In major cities across Australia, there is a stark contrast between lofty planning goals and the sprawling reality on the ground, write Robert Freestone and Stephen Hamnett.

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