Business & Law

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An overhaul of UNSW’s undergraduate law degree for 2013 will nurture a new type of global lawyer and set the standard for legal education in Australia.

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As the year comes to an end it’s timely to reflect on how we might have been ripped off during 2012 and what can be done about it next year, writes Frank Zumbo.

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The terms of the HSBC deferred prosecution gives the US Department of Justice previously unparalleled external power to shape the culture of global banking, writes Justin O'Brien.

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Young people believe sexting and cyber bullying should be against the law, but under 18s should never be charged with child pornography offences or placed on the sex offender register, a survey shows.

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Reform of our global financial systems must aim for a culture of restraint, with integrity and accountability at its heart, argues Justin O'Brien.

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Institutionalising restraint in business practice will prove challenging for HSBC and regulators alike, writes Justin O'Brien.

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Australia needs to reform its system of government. The failure to do so is costing the nation billions of dollars a year and compromising our ability to realise our economic and social goals, argues George Williams.

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For all its freedoms, Australia is still pervaded by violence against women, which we all have a role to play in ending, writes Andrea Durbach.

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Western Australia should reconsider its desire to secede, as the move can undermine the legitimacy of the existing constitutional structures and cast doubt on the state's authority, argues Fergal Davis.

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A focus on the large settlement payments in class actions misses a more important question: what proportion of shareholders’ actual losses is being compensated, asks Michael Legg.

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