Opinion

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The banking royal commission's most enduring legacy might be the cancer of too much caution throughout the financial services sector.

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As climate extremes mount, let's reflect on Victorian London's 'Great Stink' sewage crisis - when things finally became so bad authorities were forced to accept evidence, reject sceptics, and act.

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Australian wildlife can generally cope with drought, but they're not prepared for the combination of people, introduced animals, and no water.

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Breaking long-standing behaviours that limit women's ability to shine in STEM careers will take tenacity, writes Janelle Wheat.

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Large gaps in the representation of women in science careers later in life are not due to lack of ability in the classroom.

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Residential tenancy reforms are before the NSW parliament, but a key reform is missing. In this open letter, housing academics call for an end to landlords' power to terminate leases with 'no grounds'.

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Humans are poor at remaining vigilant over time. That's bad news for the safety of partially automated cars, which sometimes need the person behind the wheel to quickly take over control.

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The New South Wales government has turned its back on plans to create sanctuary zones covering 2.4% of waters around Sydney, despite evidence that these 'no-take' areas are crucial for protecting fish.

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The debate ought to be about whether we should have spent big. It was good that we did. But we need to "reload" and get the financial system under control.

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With so many different types out there, it's hard to know what sleep medications are safe to use. Here's a guide.

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