Business & Law

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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.

23 Zumbo petrol istock crop

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.

16 Williams religion istock crop

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.

15 Vines crop

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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UNSW will play a key role in a new National Centre for Asia Capability, aimed at increasing Australia's knowledge of and dialogue with the region.

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Australia has an export base that is spread far and wide across the globe but concentrated enough in the bigger markets for exporters to get a good bang for their buck, writes Tim Harcourt.

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Senator Stephen Conroy's resignation as communications minister leaves his NBN "baby" facing an uncertain future, writes Frank Zumbo.

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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.

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