Opinion

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The High Court has failed to clarify the Section 44 mess over who is eligible to stand for parliament, so now it's time for MPs to act.

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Australia has two options to keep out of recession, neither of them easy. The government will have to abandon its determination to get the budget into surplus.

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Evidence shows restorative justice can help fix environmental crime – so why isn't Australia using it more?

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Having quality housing matters. What's standing in the way of ensuring every Australian has housing that meets basic comfort and health standards? And how can we overcome these problems?

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Combined, APRA and the Reserve Bank are about to give households on $150,000 up to $120,000 more borrowing power.

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The government now has a dedicated NDIS minister. Here are the four key areas of the scheme that need attention.

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Creating new materials from waste products is essential if we’re to solve the global recycling, waste and emissions crisis.

Prima Facie Suzie Miller

Written by a former lawyer, a new play presents a forceful critique of the Australian legal system's treatment of sexual assault.

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Many universities were built in the 1960s and 1970s and the government isn't providing funds to maintain them.

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A small patch allows people with diabetes to measure their blood glucose levels easily. But this technology isn't currently subsidised, so many everyday Australians who could benefit are missing out.

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