Opinion

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When people who test positive to COVID-19 become subject to ridicule for their activities, it could make others feel reluctant to reveal their movements to contact tracers.

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For once, centre-left economists are divided.

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A hands-off federal government simply isn't helping.

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The Australian government has dropped protections for language programs as universities are announcing plans to end Asian languages courses. That's a mistake in the Asian Century.

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The world presented in children’s books is overwhelmingly white, male and middle class. Here are five books with main characters more representative of the real world.

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No longer just a disease of kings, the prevalence of gout is increasing around the world.

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Before people switch on to electic cars in Australia, the government here has to recognise its role in making it more attractive.

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Short selling is a crucial part of markets and regulators must examine the real impact of short selling on market efficiency before trying to restrict it, says UNSW Business School's Mark Humphery-Jenner.

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Our continued recovery depends on how much we spend and how quickly we get the vaccine.

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This is the key number that will determine when we can stop living under the shadow of COVID

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