Opinion

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OPINION: By putting the team's interests ahead of his own, Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke is showing a new maturity and respect for the game, and it could turn his reputation around, writes Tim Harcourt.

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OPINION: Beyond composting the kitchen scraps and making sure the bottles and paper go in the yellow bin, most of us are reluctant to pay the real price of our profligate lifestyles, writes Jenny Stewart.

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OPINION: Separating people according to their race is based upon a discredited 19th-century scientific theory. Unfortunately, this thinking remains embedded in Australia's constitutional DNA, writes Professor George Williams.

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OPINION: People under 50 need protection from the proposed increase in super contributions because many are under financial stress, writes Dr Bruce Bradbury.

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OPINION: Workplace stress is manageable, if we understand it properly, writes Carlo Caponecchia in The Conversation.

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Whatever score Tendulkar makes this summer, the future of Australia-India trade is more than just cricket, writes Tim Harcourt in The Age.

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At this time of year a number of consumption ''cues'' collide, creating the perfect storm for indulgence and guilt, writes Dr Lenny Vartanian in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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OPINION: Without higher standards of international accountability, banks will continue to see punishment for breaking the law as simply the price of doing business, warns Professor Justin O'Brien in The Conversation.

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OPINION: The Gillard government has achieved remarkable success steering legislation through a hung parliament. But the coming year may see opponents shift the battle to the High Court, writes Professor George Williams in the SMH.

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OPINION: A vegetarian diet might be the worst possible thing for animal cruelty and the environment, writes Professor Mike Archer in The Conversation.

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