Business & Law

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A new bill gives the immigration minister unprecedented control over the process to acquire citizenship, writes Sangeetha Pillai.

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If former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers is right, then the unmistakable implication is that the RBA should probably cut rates – perhaps twice – later this year, writes Richard Holden.

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'Internet of Things' devices come with many risks, but current laws may not protect us. Until they do, it may be best to steer clear, writes Kayleen Manwaring.

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Australia’s economic growth is unsurprisingly paltry, the RBA leaves the cash rate on hold, and Australians continue to eat away at their savings, writes Richard Holden.

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Safe zones for people caught up in areas of conflict are no substitute for asylum in another country, a new Policy Brief issued by UNSW's Kaldor Centre warns.

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We need to think more creatively about pre-emptive responses to displacement linked to the impacts of climate change and disasters, writes Jane McAdam.

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Mabo forced us to confront the convenient fiction upon which Australia was built, writes George Williams.

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Proceeds of crime are covered by federal and state laws, both of which could apply in a case like that of Schapelle Corby, writes Nicholas Cowdery.

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How can Australia avoid a retreat to protectionism while also going some way to addressing rising inequality, ask Richard Holden and Rosalind Dixon.

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Indigenous delegates to the First Nations Constitutional Convention at Uluru opted for a comprehensive settlement, and each part of their plan has international precedents, writes Gabrielle Appleby.

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