Business & Law

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With Australia’s property market heating up, Helen Hodgson asks what role self-funded superannuants have played in the price rises. 

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While AFL fans across the country have been made aware of the Dockers' skill on the oval, few of them would be aware of the club's association with Nelson Mandela's South Africa, writes Tim Harcourt.

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To avoid defeat of a referendum to recognise Aboriginal peoples in the constitution, Tony Abbott needs to champion a community-led path to the ballot box, writes George Williams.  

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Is ‘retributive justice’ an effective form of punishment or just an excuse for vengeance? And what are the social costs? Australia's first Indigenous magistrate Pat O'Shane delivers UNSW Law's Justice Talks Lecture.

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The retirement income system in Australia is a bridge part built. With the first baby boomers soon to retire, the challenges presented by population ageing will begin to crystallise, writes John Piggott.

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Macquarie Bank’s Shemara Wikramanayake is the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner for a scholarship aimed at disadvantaged students in Sydney's south-west.

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The electoral system is not reflective of the will of the people, but there are three potential reforms, writes Fergal Davis. 

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The large number of micro-parties in the Senate mean we may be headed toward a double dissolution election faster than we thought, but there are ways to prevent this, writes George Williams. 

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Tony Abbott deserves credit for understanding that now is not the time for a balanced budget crusade, writes Geoffrey Garrett. 

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Both major parties are in a race to the bottom about how best to shut down Australia as a place of refuge for people who take to the sea, writes Jane McAdam. 

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