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If China acts clearly and forcefully to renounce North Korea's aggression, it will reap the rewards of a big increase in regional influence, writes Ross Buckley.

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The commonwealth and NSW governments' proposals regarding judges' remuneration packages raise the issue of public confidence in the consistency of quality throughout the court system, writes Andrew Lynch.

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The benefits of high-speed rail in Australia are illusory, and the scheme stands to be another white elephant, argues Peter Swan.

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In light of the upcoming G8 summit in Northern Ireland, the rationale for re-regulation of banking according to normative criteria has never been greater, argues Justin O'Brien.

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The Prime Minister's newly announced currency conversion deal with China is a good first step on the long march to seamless economic ties, writes Tim Harcourt.

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Julian Assange is a hero to many, but even a hero must comply with the ordinary criminal law, whether it be that of Australia, Britain or Sweden, writes George Williams.

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Leaders from business and government have called for financial incentives to encourage big institutions to invest in affordable rental housing.

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The European Union stumbled badly in dealing with the banking crisis in Cyprus with consequences likely to reverberate through Europe for years to come, writes Professor Ross Buckley.

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The US Federal District Court's decision to strike out large parts of the Libor class action reveals a lot about the operation and limitations of private enforcement strategies, writes Justin O'Brien.

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The political debate surrounding the federal government's media reforms has obscured its failure to act on another front, writes George Williams.

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