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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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The way we commemorate wartime sacrifice and its influence on our national identity must be kept in balance and context, writes Alan Stephens.

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Care must be taken to ensure that mandatory pro bono imposed on law students, who by definition are not admitted as lawyers, does not do more harm than good, write Michael Legg and John Corker.

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Love is a vital element in almost everything that is important to economists and social science, write Gigi Foster and Peter Frijters.

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It's time universities put more money and effort into socialising international students who daily face situations in which they embarrass themselves, offend people, or are misunderstood, writes Gigi Foster.

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The Gonski school funding reforms are not a silver bullet for closing the education gap between our lowest and highest-achieving students, argues Leila Morsy.

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Our centenary observances tend to be monumental wastes of time and money and we are about to do it all again with the Great War, argues Jeffrey Grey.

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Qualified science and maths teachers in schools should get a salary boost, and new money from the Gonski review could help pay for it, writes Merlin Crossley.

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