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There is no excuse for the pattern of black holes in the financial records of Australian companies, including online betting companies, writes Jeffrey Knapp.

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Consumers who benefit from the clothing industry's addiction to cheap labour must take some responsibility for the Bangladesh factory deaths, writes Alecia Simmonds.

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Rather than uniting Australians, a plebiscite on gay marriage is likely to deepen divisions and further polarise the community, writes George Williams.

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Care must be taken to ensure that mandatory pro bono imposed on law students, who by definition are not admitted as lawyers, does not do more harm than good, write Michael Legg and John Corker.

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Love is a vital element in almost everything that is important to economists and social science, write Gigi Foster and Peter Frijters.

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It's time universities put more money and effort into socialising international students who daily face situations in which they embarrass themselves, offend people, or are misunderstood, writes Gigi Foster.

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Julia Gillard's yuan conversion offer and framework for bilateral relations with China puts Australia in the right place at the right time, writes Tim Harcourt.

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The Governor-General has hosted a high-level reception in New York for UNSW law professor and UN representative Megan Davis.

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Tony Abbott's use of the word "illegal" to describe asylum seekers shines a spotlight on the Opposition's feeble grasp of international law, writes Jane McAdam.

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Tax reform being called for by the Business Council of Australia can only happen if politics and vested interests are put aside, writes Dale Boccabella.

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