Opinion

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The construction industry crisis didn't happen overnight. Authorities have been on notice for years to fix the problems that now have the industry itself calling for better regulation.

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Australian artists are protesting the Adani mine's potential impact on the black-throated finch. The project is gaining traction online, but in this case, emotive art might not be enough.

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The cost of management of Australia's native dog could be shared among dog lovers.

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A proposal for 270m tall wind turbines on Robbins Island in Tasmania has ruffled some feathers – but here's why towering turbines are here to stay.

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Australia’s policymakers must address the cultural and institutional barriers that exist for Indigenous Australians instead of framing them as a problem for society. 

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Help with reading and writing increases the probability of receiving the Disability Support Pension by about 20%.

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Some 58 metres of sea level rise is locked up in Antartica's ice sheets, and it's melting faster than expected.

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If you're poor, female, or live in rural Australia, you're less likely to access the NDIS or get as much bang for your buck.

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A bold government would have delivered stages one, two and three of the tax cuts at once. Boldness is what we need.

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Developing nuclear weapons requires technological and industrial capabilities that Australia simply does not have at the moment. The political will may be lacking, too.

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