Business & Law

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What kind of peace deal do you have if one of the major protagonists in the battle is absent, asks Frank Zumbo. 

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Contrary to popular belief, concentrated institutional investor influence does not appear to raise either managerial incentives or lower chief executive pay, writes Peter Swan. 

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A political war over raising the debt limit makes no sense for the opposition that has spent six years saying the national good cannot be held hostage to anti-debt hysteria, writes Geoffrey Garrett. 

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There is a clear need for federal reform. The starting point must be recognition of how much Australia has to gain from a system that fosters competition and diversity, rather than mere national control, writes George Williams. 

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The ubiquity of electronically stored information, such as email, has created an increased risk that material exempt from discovery due to client legal privilege will not be properly protected, writes Michael Legg. 

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It is time for us to take the steps that would finally unite us as one people and recognise that true reconciliation with Aboriginal Australians requires a treaty, argues George Williams. 

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Cutting taxes quietly for business and the wealthy and hoping for jobs and growth is good politics, but there will be a price paid for fiscal profligacy, writes Geoffrey Garrett. 

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Will international accounting firm PwC's buyout of consultatns Booz & Co be a successful emulation of its Australian parternship, asks Nick Wailes. 

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Alumni from UNSW Law have launched an online crowd-funding campaign to raise money for a scholarship program that helps disadvantaged young people from Sydney’s south-west to study law.

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What really enables Australia to prosper is its insistence on combining the entrepreneur's right to “have a go” with the traditional egalitarian capacity for the “fair go”, argues Tim Harcourt. 

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