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Since the Herald was first published in 1831, the editorial team has believed it important to express a considered view on the issues of the day for readers, always putting the public interest first. Elsewhere, we strive to cover a diversity of views without endorsing any of them.

Aged care funding must be tied to higher standards and transparency
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Aged care funding must be tied to higher standards and transparency

Setting higher standards for aged care, and making sure they are met through increased scrutiny and transparent reporting, should be the precondition to taxpayer funding for the sector.

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Australia is showing the world how to manage COVID-19
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Australia is showing the world how to manage COVID-19

Our freedoms have been limited this year, more so in some parts of the country, but our extensive testing regime, which is one of the best in the world, and our contact tracing system, which in most states has stopped COVID-19 in its tracks, means you are less likely to catch the virus here than in most other places on Earth.

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Angus Taylor's gas plan deepens policy uncertainty
Editorial

Angus Taylor's gas plan deepens policy uncertainty

Instead of a long-term climate and energy policy, the Energy Minister is scoring political points.

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Albanese struggles to find a voice as Opposition Leader
Editorial

Albanese struggles to find a voice as Opposition Leader

Anthony Albanese has been cautious in his approach, but has shifted to a more combative style on issues from energy policy to higher education.

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America's falling prestige is as big a problem as China's rise
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America's falling prestige is as big a problem as China's rise

The confusion in US politics cannot be ignored. Australia should consider hedging its bets by broadening our ties with like-minded nations.

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NSW schools are failing to teach writing skills
Editorial

NSW schools are failing to teach writing skills

A report says teachers need a new approach and better training to teach this vital skill.

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Tighter checks needed to stop JobKeeper rorts
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Tighter checks needed to stop JobKeeper rorts

The Coalition's virtue signalling on prudent use of taxpayer funds is being challenged by revelations about rampant employer rorting of the JobKeeper subsidy.

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Rio Tinto board must admit mistakes to rebuild standing
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Rio Tinto board must admit mistakes to rebuild standing

The world's second-biggest mining company can look to its own past for a way forward.

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Gladys Berejiklian deserves a better deputy than John Barilaro
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Gladys Berejiklian deserves a better deputy than John Barilaro

While Gladys Berejiklian has been the epitome of stability and sensibility amid the storm, Barilaro has been the tempest himself.

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Koala crisis strengthens Premier's leadership in the face of Nationals threats
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Koala crisis strengthens Premier's leadership in the face of Nationals threats

At a time when NSW is battling a pandemic and a recession, the last thing we needed was the crisis manufactured by Deputy Premier John Barilaro.

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Crown casinos has failed on money laundering
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Crown casinos has failed on money laundering

To have any future in the casino industry, Crown would do better to look hard at itself rather than looking for excuses.

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