Opinion

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If it really were clear that simply adding a woman to the board would increase shareholder value by a significant amount, you can be sure that firms would already be doing it, writes Renee Adams.

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Stephen Gageler's appointment as the next High Court judge reflects the broader policy objectives of the Commonwealth, writes George Williams.

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Comments from male politicians such as British MP George Galloway have revealed cultural assumptions about rape that originate from some powerful myths about this sex crime, writes Zora Simic.

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To suggest that some forms of rape earn that name more legitimately than others, as Todd Atkin has done, is to defend the agenda of the rapist, argues Rob Brooks.

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As major newspapers in Australia prepare to move to digital-first models, the old idea of a journalistic "priesthood" imparting wisdom to many is shifting, write David McKnight and Penny O'Donnell.

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Bricks and mortar retailers have to get smarter if they want to keep their customers, writes Frank Zumbo.

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Criminal trials are about much more than declarations of guilt or innocence - often they are about public spectacle, all the more true when lycra clad punks are involved, write Fergal Davis and Svetlana Tyulkina.

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Restricting the right to silence has a very expensive corollary: the NSW government would have to fund free access to legal advice and organise duty solicitors to be on hand in police stations, writes David Dixon.

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The recommendations of the expert panel on asylum-seekers are disappointingly regressive and lacking in vision and imagination, write Jane McAdam, Mary Crock and Daniel Ghezelbash.

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The review of the London Internbank Offered Rate represents a wasted opportunity, as the proposed rules and regulations lack originality and ambition, writes Justin O'Brien.

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