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Stripping the states and territories of $80 billion in federal health and education funding was undoubtedly the biggest surprise in the federal budget, writes Andrew Lynch.

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The Abbott government has burnt too much political capital for too little economic gain, writes Geoffrey Garrett.

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Police raids without charge and compulsory detention and questioning rarely register as state-sanctioned terror because we're told they keep us safe, writes Dr Vicki Stentas. 

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This week’s budget is only the first act in the big economic drama that will take many years to play out, writes Geoffrey Garrett.

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Academics from UNSW’s Australian School of Business will give their independent analysis of the 2014 Federal Budget in a live roundtable discussion on Wednesday morning.

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Just days before she is due to deliver an annual human rights lecture at UNSW, Zimbabwean lawyer and government critic Beatrice Mtetwa is again facing criminal charges.

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In the lead up to the budget, the story of crisis has been hammered home, but there’s more to a country than its structural deficit. So how is Australia doing overall, asks Raja Junankar.

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It is not only bad policy but also unfair for the Government to send asylum seekers to a poor country like Cambodia when it is Australia that should be honouring its responsibilities, writes Joyce Chia.

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The High Court's highly anticipated decision on the constitutionality of the school chaplaincy program could lead to a radical rethink of how the federal government spends public money, writes George Williams.

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Offshore processing costs Australian taxpayers 10 times more than letting asylum seekers live in the community while their refugee claims are processed, the Commission's report reveals.