Opinion

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The federal government keeps fighting attempts to allow people on the NDIS to access sexual supports. But what about their rights to have a rich and fulfilling life?

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China's dumping stoush with Australia isn't just about barley. But it is about trade and unfinished business in global trade rules.

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How do you know if your fears of coronavirus are out of control? And what can you do about it?

UNSW academics explain what tax incentives are needed to help stimulate growth and cushion businesses as Australia recovers from the pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock

Tax experts from UNSW Business School discuss possible tax reforms and quick fixes that Australia could implement to pay off an estimated $1 trillion national debt post-coronavirus.

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We will trade, but take more account of our interests than before, and we will trust government more.

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Fang Fang publicly diarised the Wuhan lockdown in realtime. Now, her WeChat diaries are being published in English.

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A realistic estimate of the economic costs of a two-year lockdown amounts to $90 billion. The benefit in lives saved amounts to around $1.1 trillion.

The problem during lockdown is that not just a few products per expenditure category are missing when calculating the Consumer Price Index – it can be the entire expenditure category itself. Photo: Shutterstock

When products are unavailable in a lockdown, consumption growth will be overstated and changes in the cost of living will be underestimated.

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Government rules do more than simply define what is permissible. They also signal information that influences public behaviour in other areas of life.

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Trade boycotts do not usually work and will come at a great cost to the country imposing the ban, says international trade expert Tim Harcourt.

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