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A global MOOC league table would be the ultimate in crowd sourced intelligence on teaching in higher education, write Sean Gallagher and Geoffrey Garrett.

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Our anti-terrorism laws are unnecessary, go too far and lack appropriate safeguards. Two recent independent reports make it clear the laws need urgent repair, or even repeal, argues George Williams.

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The local government referendum to change the Constitution on September 14 is a small-target strategy that could backfire, argues Rosalind Dixon.

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Using temporary visas to supply lower skill personal carers is a short-sighted response to real problems of long-term under-investment in the disablity sector's greatest asset: its frontline workforce, argue Natasha Cortis and Shani Chan.

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Studies have shown that thinking about "smart" words can make you perform more intelligently in subsequent tasks, and vice versa. But it's a contentious area of research, writes Ben Newell.

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More than a decade after anti-terrorism laws were enacted, our leaders continue to ignore advice to repeal them, write Jessie Blackbourn and Nicola McGarrity.

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Two academics have recently suggested that everyone with a mental illness could be violent. By doing so, they risk returning us to a time where the mentally ill were isolated and stigmatised, writes Olav Nielssen.

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Consumers should always be able to choose where they shop, rather than have that decision made for them by big businesses, argues Frank Zumbo.

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As a country we are hostile to those who are well-educated, argues Alecia Simmonds.

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Nature doesn't always abide by arbitrary borders, which is why local governments need to pool their resources to tackle coastal management, writes Tom FitzGerald.

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