Business & Law

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The extent to which changes to Australia's anti-terrorism laws would expand the powers of government at the expense of citizens is unexpected and quite shocking, writes George Williams. 

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Poke a Russian bear with a trade stick and he will retaliate. That's the lesson facing Australian exporters in the wake of the MH17 disaster, says UNSW Business School’s Tim Harcourt.

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Minds are now focused on whether the US Federal Reserve will move to raise its near zero interest rates following two pieces of conflicting economic data, writes Glen Otto.

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The government’s proposals to restrict Australians travelling to war zones, while not as invasive as some measures adopted overseas, do impose an onerous burden on travellers, writes Sangeetha Pillai. 

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Decent trade unionists should embrace the opportunity that is now presented to showcase modern standards of governance and accountability that will guarantee another century of service, writes Robert McClelland.

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Companies that install independent directors not only cause shareholder losses but also weaken every aspect of a firm's performance, writes Peter Swan.

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The world could be “on the cusp of a return to the Renaissance-style City State,” with two-thirds of our population living in a city by 2050, Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott has told a UNSW audience.

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Mid-Winter can be a season of elation and disappointment for Australian academics seeking ­research funding, writes Fleur Johns.

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Competition Policy Review Chair Ian Harper and UNSW's Fred Hilmer are among experts speaking at a UNSW competition law and policy conference on Wednesday 6 August. 

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If we are to develop a sustainable, long-term approach to asylum seeker policy, we need to have a new conversation that draws on the common sense, generosity and pragmatism of ordinary Australians, write Jane McAdam, Travers McLeod and Bob Douglas.

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