Opinion

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Children are still being held in police cells and juvenile detention for low-range offences, under alarming conditions. Here's how their mental health and future prospects suffer.

Jacinda Ardern

Australia's treasury adopted a well-being framework well before New Zealand's much celebrated "well-being budget". Here's what happened to it.

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Regulations that are meant to protect residents from building failures and fires have been found wanting. All governments must take responsibility for fixing the defective regime they created.

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A refugee policy built on deflecting the issue, rather than confronting it, is not sustainable. We cannot continue to 'contract out' our international obligations.

Bob Dylan

The next set of instructions handed to the Reserve Bank will have to be realistic. That might mean a big adjustment.

Coalition women

When it comes to gender equality, it's not just the number of women in parliament that matters – it's how they go about legislating for change.

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We must change if we are to keep in step with the modern world around us – and with this in mind UNSW has spread out its academic calendar. We will continue to make adjustments, listen to the students at UNSW and also talk to others at universities like Stanford and UCLA.

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We're facing a global economic problem that no one really understands or knows how to fix.

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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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