Business & Law

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Julian Assange's request of Ecuador for political asylum is premature and legally baseless and Ecuador's motives are suspect, write Jane McAdam and Ben Saul.

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The High Court's decision will force the federal government to reconsider what programs it funds and how it does so, writes George Williams.

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Unless the referendum to recognise Indigenous people in the constitution has broad public support to succeed, it will join a long list of failed attempts to change Australia's constitution, writes George Williams.

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In encouraging a more diverse public service economy, governments must pay attention to accountability, contestability and competitive neutrality, writes Gary Sturgess

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Why would the ACT Treasurer throw out a perfectly respectable source of revenue - stamp duty - and narrow the tax base? asks Jenny Stewart.

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It is time Australian governments paid serious attention to the structure and efficiency of the public service economy, writes Gary Sturgess.

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Aside from the occasional controversy, most businesses find Indonesia quite accessible, writes Tim Harcourt.

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Drug prohibition infringes the common law right to silence and the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, write Ben Mostyn and Helen Gibbon.

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While the Commonwealth is unlikely to permit same-sex marriage, this doesn't mean the debate is over, as states and territories are likely to continue to pursue marriage equality, writes George Williams.

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Businesswoman and UNSW alumna, Lucy Turnbull, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business in recognition of her significant service to the community.

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