Business & Law

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Australia needs laws for the investigation and prosecution of terrorism. However, we should not retain ineffective legislation that has been discredited overseas, writes George Williams.

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If we want market forces to work for us, rather than against us, we may need to start exercising a bit more policy creativity, writes Jenny Stewart.

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The allegations that another London-based bank has systematically evaded sanctions imposed on Iran are anything but standard, making the terms of settlement difficult to foresee, writes Justin O'Brien.

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Confronted with poor productivity growth and middling economic performance, it’s time for Australia’s managers to step up their game and skill up, writes Rosemary Howard.

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Rules on litigation funders have focused on quantity rather than quality in seeking to attract them to Australian courts, write Michael Legg and Nicholas Mavrakis.

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The prospective approval for London-based LCH Clearnet to break the ASX’s monopoly on clearing house activities is great news for investors and brokers alike, writes Peter Swan.

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States should generate more revenue from the GST in order to support reforms in education and the NDIS, writes George Williams.

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The print media doesn't have a higher claim to freedom of speech than radio and television, which suggests that News Limited's challenge to new print media regulation has little chance of success, writes George Williams.

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Refugee law experts led by UNSW have written to the government's Expert Panel, urging an expansion of Australia’s resettlement intake and a strengthening of refugee protections.

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Attorney-General Nicola Roxon will soon appoint two new justices to the High Court, and we should expect the unexpected, writes Andrew Lynch.

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