Opinion

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Changes to fundamentals in the US economy are important and positive, not in the least the shale gas revolutuon that is making America a re-emergent manufacturing power, says Geoffrey Garrett.  

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Labels like those that identify 'dolphin-safe' tuna are a great starting point, but consumers should remember not all eco-labelled products are created equal, writes James Smith. 

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While Kevin Rudd isn't infallible or a sure winner at the coming election, it will take more than the ICAC recommendations to knock him off his game, writes Marke Rolfe. 

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While only a small proportion of Australians buy illicit drugs online, continued monitoring is critical because of its indication of usage patterns in the wider community, write Lucy Burns and Joe Van Buskirk. 

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The MOOCs revolution is not expected to make the campus experience any less desirable. Rather, it forces universities to focus on their core competence, write Sean Gallagher and Geoffrey Garrett.

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The recent attempt by Woolworths and Coles to extend their supermarket duoploy into petrol retail is against the spirit of Australian competition law, but the ACCC has little recourse to challenge it, writes Michael Peters. 

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Governments are in the process of overhauling the way in which they commission public services to ensure the public interest is better served, writes Gary Sturgess. 

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Resettling refugees in PNG has the potential to create a class of traumatised individuals who arrive without family or support services to meet their intense needs, writes Belinda Liddell.

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In the absence of time-travelling climatologists, models are unrivalled tools for understanding future climate, even when news ones predict wider uncertainties, write Sophie Lewis and Sarah Perkins.

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The biggest barrier to getting more medical graduates in regional areas is the lack of rural placements for interns, and campaigns for new medical schools are a distraction, writes Dean of Medicine Peter Smith.

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