Opinion

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We carry an odd pair of sex-chromosomes – a large X chromosome and its diminutive partner, the Y, explains Russell Bonduriansky.

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Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten’s call for managers to do more to improve employee engagement shines the light on the quality of leadership in Australia, writes Chris Styles.

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No one can claim to be unaware of the risks of obesity. But research shows the link between obesity and ill-health is not as simple as it’s often made out to be, writes Lesley Campbell.

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The prospect of having all significant Australian newspapers controlled by just two individuals suggests a bleak outlook for the coverage of political debate, argues David McKnight.

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Change to the Australian Constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is more than mere symbolism. It will demonstrably counteract Indigenous disadvantage, argues Paul Kildea.

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The big banks are playing a controversial game by moving interest rates independently of the Reserve Bank, and should be subject to an excess profits tax, argue four prominent UNSW economists.

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Australia has a role to play in strengthening the International Criminal Court's global reach, argue Louise Chappell and Andrea Durbach.

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In our desire to “end the blame game”, do we expect too much from the various governments in Australia’s federal system, asks Professor Andrew Lynch.

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The recent bloodshed in Syria reflects a history of incompetence on the part of the Arab League, says Anthony Billingsley.

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Only political negligence can kill off the historical referendum on Indigenous recognition, writes Professor George Williams.

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