Opinion

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The targeted additions to spending in the budget are in part symbolic, but also likely to be quite progressive in their impact, write Peter Whiteford and Gerry Redmond.

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Australia has once again shown its willingness to promote human rights abroad, but not at home, as the recent case of Stefan Nystrom has illustrated, writes George Williams.

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According to the federal government, quick action to instigate stimulus policies saved the Australian economy. The real story is rather different though, writes Peter Swan.

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The recent flurry of defence reports and reviews is creating a false sense of purpose and action, and cannot disguise a drift from defence policy, writes Alan Dupont.

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Focusing on health and safety responsibilities is a key development in addressing workplace bullying, writes Carlo Caponecchia.

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Open sharing of medical clinical trial data would lead to faster and more trustworthy evidence for many of our most pressing health problems, write Adam Dunn and Enrico Coiera.

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It is disappointing that the importance of maintaining a healthy federal judiciary is not reflected in the current bills before parliament, writes Andrew Lynch.

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The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has secured a major victory in its battle to enforce the efficacy of the continuous disclosure regime as well as its standing as a model litigant, writes Justin O'Brien.

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Now that NASA has stopped funding Australia for near-Earth asteroid research, we’ll watch on as the rest of the world takes the next step in space exploration, writes Duncan Steele.

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There is an alternative to going to court, with the introduction of Small Business Commissioners, who resolve disputes with little or no involvement from lawyers, writes Frank Zumbo.

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