Business & Law

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If Tony Abbott and Andrew Robb are serious about the future of Australia’s education sector as a key export earner, the FTA negotiations at hand seem like a practical place to start, writes Laurie Pearcey. 

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All second term presidents become lame ducks at some point. But recent events suggest Obama’s end may come sooner than imagined, writes Geoffrey Garrett. 

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Research in the relatively new field of neurofinance by Dr Elise Payzan-LeNestour is showing that the brains of some people may be hard wired for success in finance.   

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The ability of an SMSF to leverage an advantage has nothing to do with tax avoidance; it is simply a function of the legal structure of the super fund, writes Gordon Mackenzie. 

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With Australia’s property market heating up, Helen Hodgson asks what role self-funded superannuants have played in the price rises. 

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While AFL fans across the country have been made aware of the Dockers' skill on the oval, few of them would be aware of the club's association with Nelson Mandela's South Africa, writes Tim Harcourt.

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To avoid defeat of a referendum to recognise Aboriginal peoples in the constitution, Tony Abbott needs to champion a community-led path to the ballot box, writes George Williams.  

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Is ‘retributive justice’ an effective form of punishment or just an excuse for vengeance? And what are the social costs? Australia's first Indigenous magistrate Pat O'Shane delivers UNSW Law's Justice Talks Lecture.

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The retirement income system in Australia is a bridge part built. With the first baby boomers soon to retire, the challenges presented by population ageing will begin to crystallise, writes John Piggott.

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Macquarie Bank’s Shemara Wikramanayake is the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner for a scholarship aimed at disadvantaged students in Sydney's south-west.

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