Opinion

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If there is one thing our politicians agree on, it is that Australia's federal system is broken, writes George Williams.

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The 1967 referendum fell far short in giving people what they thought they were voting for, and in giving Aboriginal people what they wanted from it, write Gabrielle Appleby and Gemma McKinnon. 

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When Q&A host Tony Jones asked if wealthy people should pay more tax, the AiGroup’s Innes Willox said that Australia already has one of the highest progressive tax rates in the developed world. Is that true?

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Investor loans continue to rise, unemployment ticks down, wages growth remains distressingly low and consumers are unconvinced the budget will improve their financial situation, writes Richard Holden.

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Housing problems are multidimensional and extend well beyond our capital cities, write Chris Martin and Laurence Troy.

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More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds, write Ray Moynihan and Rita Horvath.

steroid use

There is an urgent need to reconsider steroid use as a public health issue as opposed to a criminal justice concern, write Katinka van de Ven and Renee Zahnow.

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Australia must commit to new “highly secure” systems instead of using inherently vulnerable software and machines, writes Greg Austin.

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The unrelenting pursuit of happiness may be self-defeating. Joseph Paul Forgas argues we've much to gain from being sad and mad now and again.

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Two years after the second earthquake rocked Nepal in 2015, the recovery efforts have been stalled by political instability and money mismanagement, Hemant Ojha, Eileen Baldry and Krishna K. Shrestha.

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