Business & Law

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Older workers have enormous value, but it remains to be seen what their health and disability profiles will be and which employers will reap the benefits of population ageing, writes Rafal Chomik. 

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The Coalition's new asylum policy will degrade administrative decision-making, undermine accountability and leave refugees in a permanent state of psychological and legal limbo, write Jane McAdam and Ben Saul.

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No state going it alone can bring about full marriage equality, but there are nonetheless good reasons for NSW to begin Australia's journey down this path, writes George Williams. 

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MOOCs do not devalue the live magic of in-class dialogue, debate and problem-solving. Rather, they will be even more valuable, as we strive to make our interactions better, argues Geoffrey Garrett. 

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The Prime Minister is right to point out that the slowing Chinese economy is to blame for Australia's downturn. But his "end of the China boom" slogan only tells half the story, writes Geoffrey Garrett. 

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Those keen to address the gender imbalance in superannuation might want to keep sex out of the equation and instead boost the savings of low earners and informal carers, argues Rafal Chomik. 

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The banks are howling in protest but the new levy on bank deposits is a good idea that should have been introduced in 2008, writes Ross Buckley. 

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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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