Opinion

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The take-home message from a study of intuition is that we need to exercise caution in relying on gut feelings, writes Ben Newell.

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Having a 'right to education' can open a legal minefield, writes Fergal Davis.

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It is imperative that Australia use its position on the UN Security Council to speak out about the use of drones, write Laura Shephard and Caitlin Hamilton.

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The world has replaced its contrition for the Jews with feelings of unease about past attitudes towards Muslims. And this new unease takes a strange form, writes Clive Kessler.

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There is no excuse for the pattern of black holes in the financial records of Australian companies, including online betting companies, writes Jeffrey Knapp.

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Consumers who benefit from the clothing industry's addiction to cheap labour must take some responsibility for the Bangladesh factory deaths, writes Alecia Simmonds.

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Rather than uniting Australians, a plebiscite on gay marriage is likely to deepen divisions and further polarise the community, writes George Williams.

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Measuring and monitoring Australia’s fresh water is increasingly important, and we need to invest in satellite technology to meet this challenge, argues Gordon Roesler.

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Although the ground-dwelling Mountain Pygmy-possum is highly vulnerable to extinction, it can be saved, write Hayley Bates and Haijing Shi.

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With the conflict in Syria continuing with no end in sight, is it time for true foreign intervention to solve the crisis, asks Anthony Billingsley.

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