Business & Law

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Viewers may not have noticed that Downton Abbey is actually about property law. Like Jane Austen’s 'Pride and Prejudice', the central dilemma of the series is the existence of a fee tail, writes Cathy Sherry.

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Research led by UNSW's Gary Edmond is raising serious doubts about the reliability of forensic science in the courtroom.

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It will take more social change and policy intervention to help women close the gap in working life as well as retirement, writes Rafal Chomik.

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Australian companies will play a key role in the London Olympics, writes Tim Harcourt.

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Julian Assange's request of Ecuador for political asylum is premature and legally baseless and Ecuador's motives are suspect, write Jane McAdam and Ben Saul.

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The High Court's decision will force the federal government to reconsider what programs it funds and how it does so, writes George Williams.

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Unless the referendum to recognise Indigenous people in the constitution has broad public support to succeed, it will join a long list of failed attempts to change Australia's constitution, writes George Williams.

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In encouraging a more diverse public service economy, governments must pay attention to accountability, contestability and competitive neutrality, writes Gary Sturgess

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Why would the ACT Treasurer throw out a perfectly respectable source of revenue - stamp duty - and narrow the tax base? asks Jenny Stewart.

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It is time Australian governments paid serious attention to the structure and efficiency of the public service economy, writes Gary Sturgess.

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