Business & Law

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If the Abbott government wants to cut long-term power costs, it should consider ramping up rather than weakening the Renewable Energy Target, write Peerapat Vithayasrichareon, Iain MacGill and Jenny Riesz.

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The Japan-Australia Free Trade Agreement has plenty on offer for both countries, particularly in agriculture and services, writes Tim Harcourt.

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Current protests over redevelopment of the Block reveal the limitations of legal title in the face of social, moral and historical understandings of ownership, writes Amelia Thorpe. 

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Australia has an obligation to ensure refugees are not returned to territories where they face persecution, torture, or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, writes Jane McAdam.

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More than 50 legal scholars from 17 Australian universites have written an open letter condemning the federal government's return of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka.  

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Who will make sure that the new national security legislation is proportionate, necessary and likely to be effective, asks Fergal Davis.

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The visit of Japan’s Prime MInister Shinzo Abe to Australia heralds the chance of export success for many Australian companies, says UNSW economist Tim Harcourt.

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Is your right to free speech spelt out in the Australian Constitution? Hear leading experts debate the issues at a free public forum at UNSW tonight. 

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz will discuss the Global Financial Crisis, its impact and the future of the world economy, in a public talk at UNSW tonight.

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To really understand the risks in the economic outlook, it is important to step back from a story-telling approach and take an an objective look at the data, writes James Morely.