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It is difficult not to agree with ASIC's call for calm over the hysteria surrounding high frequency trading, writes Mike Aitken.

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ASIO's powers are exceptional and deeply troubling. The detention in secret of non-suspects is more consistent with the apparatus of a police state and they should be repealed, writes George Williams.

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Australians may be cutting back carbon-intensive activities, but until the government is more transparent about emission cuts there’s no way to check, writes Sarah Waddell.

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If Australia is truly to ''do what it said'', it needs bolder policy positions to take to the UN Security Council, writes Jeni Whalan.

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Australia will need to stake out an independent position on matters that come before the Security Council while developing a national approach to the global agenda, writes Anthony Burke.

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David Hicks' future is as much a matter of politics as the law, but getting our leaders to step in and support him seems unlikely, write Fergal Davis and Nicola McGarrity.

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How our politicians view the world has a direct impact on people's everyday lives, writes Lindy Edwards.

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With much to gain, it’s time for universities and their researchers to finally break free from a closed world of knowledge and embrace the openess of online, writes Justin O'Brien.

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We need to move on from saying “drugs are bad” and start looking at new ways of dealing with drugs in sport, argues Jason Mazanov.

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My hope tomorrow is that if Australia is successful in rejoining the Security Council, it will help to reinvigorate the UN's global efforts to promote human rights for all, writes Jose-Ramos Horta.

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