Opinion

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With a new planning system about to be introduced in NSW, the need for an independent, specialist public interest environmental and planning law centre is greater than ever, argues Amelia Thorpe.

Oped law

Since it is possible for the ICC to promote better domestic prosecutions, it can, and should, encourage domestic accountability for sexual violence crimes, writes Amrita Kapur.

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War should not be considered a “normal” response to dispute resolution, argues Ian Bickerton.

Teaching

Apparently, teachers and principals have no need to hear about research on international education policy and are too sensitive to deal with “controversial” ideas, write Kalervo Gulson and Andrew Gibson.

Tiger

Virgin Australia has announced a series of deals that will see it take a controlling stake in low cost carrier Tiger Airways, which will help cement its move to a premium airline, says Ian Douglas.

Richard crop

Changing the lives of Indigenous Australians through education is a bit like trying to walk up an escalator that is on its way down, but it is possible to reach the top, writes Professor Richard Henry.

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An increase in deaths from prescription painkillers is alarming, but the problem does not arise from one simple cause and a single intervention won't offer a solution, argues Louisa Degenhardt.

Rob brooks

A modest amount of 'grandmothering' can lead to the evolution of an extended lifespan, suggests Rob Brooks.

Murray darling crop

A lengthy legal battle over the Murray-Darling between the states and the Commonwealth may have disastrous implications for policy-making in this area, argues Shipra Chordia.

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Australia is now entering its fourth wave of engagement with Asia, and the Asian Century White Paper provides the road map for the new steps in this journey, writes Tim Harcourt.

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