Business & Law

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Schools' fears of litigation are behind bans on “risky” playground activities like cartwheeling. But are they justified, asks Prue Vines.

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The Libor scandal shows banking culture abroad has lost its morals. Will we go the same way, asks Ross Buckley.

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If it really were clear that simply adding a woman to the board would increase shareholder value by a significant amount, you can be sure that firms would already be doing it, writes Renee Adams.

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Stephen Gageler's appointment as the next High Court judge reflects the broader policy objectives of the Commonwealth, writes George Williams.

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Former High Court chief justice Gerard Brennan has delivered UNSW's annual Hal Wootten lecture, touching on issues from sharia law to the importance of the jury.

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Former Chief Justice of the High Court Sir Gerard Brennan will deliver this year’s Hal Wootten lecture on Thursday 23 August.

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Bricks and mortar retailers have to get smarter if they want to keep their customers, writes Frank Zumbo.

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Criminal trials are about much more than declarations of guilt or innocence - often they are about public spectacle, all the more true when lycra clad punks are involved, write Fergal Davis and Svetlana Tyulkina.

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Restricting the right to silence has a very expensive corollary: the NSW government would have to fund free access to legal advice and organise duty solicitors to be on hand in police stations, writes David Dixon.

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The recommendations of the expert panel on asylum-seekers are disappointingly regressive and lacking in vision and imagination, write Jane McAdam, Mary Crock and Daniel Ghezelbash.

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