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Changes to fundamentals in the US economy are important and positive, not in the least the shale gas revolutuon that is making America a re-emergent manufacturing power, says Geoffrey Garrett.  

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Former Federal Court judge Margaret Stone will discuss the tensions between procedural and substantial justice in the third Justice Talks lecture for 2013

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The recent attempt by Woolworths and Coles to extend their supermarket duoploy into petrol retail is against the spirit of Australian competition law, but the ACCC has little recourse to challenge it, writes Michael Peters. 

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Governments are in the process of overhauling the way in which they commission public services to ensure the public interest is better served, writes Gary Sturgess. 

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The plan to send asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea is sure to be challenged in the courts but it is unlikely to meet the same fate as the Malaysian solution, argues George Williams.

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Here we go again. Petrol prices are skyrocketing and the usual defenders of the big oil companies and major retailers are out there saying there is nothing wrong, writes Frank Zumbo.

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The Government's announcement that it's changing the rules on fringe benefits tax and cars is another example of just how difficult meaningful and principled tax reform is in Australia, writes Dale Boccabella.

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As the reaction to Ed Husic's swearing-in on the Koran shows, there's still work to do to educate people about their right to follow whichever religion they choose, writes George Williams.

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A new handbook by Prue Vines shows that a legal document can help bridge the divide between the courts and Aboriginal culture when it comes to the wishes of the dead.

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The China resource boom may be over, but Australia can still turn its competitive advantage into economic outcomes that will drive regional prosperity for decades to come, writes Geoffrey Garrett.

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