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The emergence of the US as a significant LNG exporter will affect the Australian economy in two powerful ways, writes Geoffrey Garrett.

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Low income workers will suffer under a Coalition pledge to discontinue a superannuation top-up scheme directed at those earning less than $37,000 a year, writes Helen Hodgson.

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Third-party litigation funders may see their grip on the lucrative class-action market start to weaken after a recent ruling, write Michael Legg and John Emmerig.

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Law reform is urgently required to make it far harder for inaccurate and misleading transcripts of conversations to be accepted as reliable evidence, argues Helen Fraser.

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Removing the mainland from the migration zone effectively shuts down Australia as an asylum country for people fleeing by boat, and is breach of faith by the Labor government, argues Jane McAdam.

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A global MOOC league table would be the ultimate in crowd sourced intelligence on teaching in higher education, write Sean Gallagher and Geoffrey Garrett.

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Our anti-terrorism laws are unnecessary, go too far and lack appropriate safeguards. Two recent independent reports make it clear the laws need urgent repair, or even repeal, argues George Williams.

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The local government referendum to change the Constitution on September 14 is a small-target strategy that could backfire, argues Rosalind Dixon.

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When it comes to the success of family-friendly policies in the workplace, one of the most crucial elements is the level of testosterone in the boardroom.

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More than a decade after anti-terrorism laws were enacted, our leaders continue to ignore advice to repeal them, write Jessie Blackbourn and Nicola McGarrity.

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