Business & Law

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Academics from the Australian School of Business and other Faculties at UNSW are available to give their analysis of the Federal Budget.

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The Federal Government's announcement of a referendum on recognition of local councils in the constitution is a sensible one, but that is not enough to guarantee success, write Nicola McGarrity and Lyndon Goddard.

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The role of local government has expanded over the last century, assuming greater responsibilities in service-delivery. In light of this, formal recognition in the Constitution is seen by many as a must, writes Shipra Chordia.

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Hancock Prospecting's financial reporting practices are questionable, but what is more disconcerting is how little ASIC does to enforce the reporting requirements of the Corporations Act, writes Jeffrey Knapp.

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It's a case of better late than never for the announcement of a referendum on recognising local government in the Australian Constitution, says George Williams.

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Recognition of local government in the Australian Constitution can ensure that direct federal funding for local community infrastructure and services continues, writes George Williams.

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Targeting Israel by boycotting products and people with Israeli connections is not only misguided but counterproductive to trade, international relations and regional peace, writes Tim Harcourt.

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UNSW alumnus Damien Miller will become Australia’s first indigenous head of an overseas mission when he takes up his posting as Ambassador to Denmark this month.

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Having a 'right to education' can open a legal minefield, writes Fergal Davis.

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International human rights lawyer Megan Davis has been elected in a landslide to a second term on the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

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