Opinion

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Superannuation legislation currently before federal parliament has the potential to change the power structures in the finance industry, writes Anthony Asher.

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There are signs our frothy housing market, combined with rising interest rates, could have serious consequences for our economy, writes Richard Holden.

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Only 9.6% of new drugs in development in the years 2006-2015 successfully made it to the market to be used by patients.

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When a new treatment becomes available for a particular health condition it is tested to see whether it’s effective for its intended purpose, write Kathleen J Lee, Elaine Mary Pascoe, Laurent Billot and Sabine Braat

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The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Richard Thaler, an excellent choice that reflects an important shift in economics over the last three decades, Richard Holden writes.

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The High Court will begin hearing the cases of seven federal parliamentarians who are citizens of other nations. If it was only a matter of applying the letter of the law, their fates would be clear, writes George Williams.

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On February 11, 1913, the world woke to the headline “Death of Captain Scott. Lost with four comrades. The Pole reached. Disaster on the return”. A keenly anticipated, privately funded scientific venture “off the map” had turned to tragedy, writes Chris Turney.

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Geneticists have now firmly established that roughly 2% of the DNA of all living non-African people comes from our Neanderthal cousins, writes Darren Curnoe.

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Data released this week in Australia and the United States showed continued strength – or at least a lack of weakness – in consumer spending and unemployment, writes Richard Holden.

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High rents and short-term rentals are driving people to share rooms with strangers in order to live in the city, writes Christian Tietz.

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