Business & Law

McAdam Carr crop

The Foreign Minister's description of asylum seekers as economic refugees is inflammatory and part of an attempt to make the problem disappear, write Mary Crock, Michelle Foster and Jane McAdam.

01 Climate change McAdam crop

People forced to leave their homes due to climate change and natural disasters don't want to be called refugees; they want to be seen as valued migrants, moving with the respect of the international community, writes Jane McAdam

02 data crop

We are only one disaster away from eroding the confidence and validity of Cloud computing, experts involved in the launch of a major new report on data sovereignty have warned.

28 referendum Kildea crop

The referendum campaign on local government is likely to leave voters confused, bored or both. But there are better ways to communicate the cases for and against, write Jackie Hartley and Paul Kildea.

27 Rudd Kevin crop

The Independents were kingmakers at the beginning of this parliamentary term, and they might play the same role at its end, writes George Williams.

25 Harcourt Rio Christ crop

As the world’s sixth-largest economy and with the spotlight on it from 2014 to 2016, Brazil is now just too big for Australia to ignore, writes Tim Harcourt.

24 Harcourt economy crop

The DHL Export Barometer can give us a good indication of the long-term issues affecting the business community, and any global risks or opportunities on the horizon, writes Tim Harcourt.

21 dollarGarrett istock crop

While the decline of the Australian dollar has been appreciable, there's no reason to think we're facing anything like the dire conditions of the Asian financial crisis 15 years ago, writes Geoffrey Garrett.

21 McAdam istock crop

The Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights has found that Australia's regional processing legislation violates many of our human rights obligations. It should act as a wakeup call that we have gone too far, writes Jane McAdam.

20 Simmonds istock crop

Calling violent sexual offenders monsters suggests they're beyond rehabilitation; it blames the untamed male libido rather than a society that sexualises violence against women, writes Alecia Simmonds.

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