Business & Law

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Boat turnbacks show the growing chasm between EU and Australian policies and international law, and they illustrate the political success of a highly questionable approach to forced movement, writes Violeta Moreno-Lax.

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Policy experts from UNSW are available to give analysis of the 2017 Federal Budget when it is handed down on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

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A new Policy Brief compiled by UNSW's Kaldor Centre on responses to ‘boat migration’ has found that boat turnbacks are unsustainable and do not comply with international law regarding search-and-rescue, refugees and human rights.

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Managers are advised to be decisive. But sometimes the best thing to do is nothing, writes Jenny Stewart.

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There's a budget imperative most observers have taken their eye off: the fiscal fallout from an ageing population, writes John Piggott.

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Three CEPAR researchers have been awarded A$50,000 to conduct an online survey looking at Chinese preferences for long-term aged care and how it will be paid.  

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In striking out Bob Day's eligibility as a senator, the High Court has widened the grounds on which other members may be removed from Parliament, writes George Williams. 

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Within a year of troops landing at Gallipoli in April 1915, it had become an offence to use the word Anzac – or even a word similar to it – in trade or business. The impact has been chronicled in a new book by UNSW Law's Catherine Bond.

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While public hearings may encourage some witnesses to approach an anti-corruption commission, others may be deterred, write Gabrielle Appleby and Grant Hoole.

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Important sectors of the economy have been quick to point out the potentially huge negative impact the changes to 457 visas will have, writes Richard Holden.

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