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Justice must prevail after all the investigations into Roberts-Smith

Justice must prevail after all the investigations into Roberts-Smith

Courts and tribunals need access to all the evidence available to bring justice to bear. It’s concerning that some of that evidence was buried in a lunch box.

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Prince Philip’s passing could be another step towards a republic
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Prince Philip’s passing could be another step towards a republic

His death, aged 99, reminds us that for all of the Queen’s longevity her time as head of the family and the Commonwealth is coming to an end.

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Botched vaccine rollout requires diplomatic and scientific solutions

Botched vaccine rollout requires diplomatic and scientific solutions

This is the most important policy in generations. Australia is relying on the federal government to get the population vaccinated as quickly as possible.

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The fight for women’s safety and rights must lead to real change

The fight for women’s safety and rights must lead to real change

Recent publicity on sexual harassment, rape and violence against women has focused minds but it must be followed by major legislative changes.

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Politics is feverish on vaccines when clarity is needed

Politics is feverish on vaccines when clarity is needed

Scott Morrison over-promised and under-delivered but the fundamental problem is a global shortage of vaccines.

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RBA review could look at ways to avert the next crisis
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RBA review could look at ways to avert the next crisis

It is a good time to reconsider the RBA’s role in light of the persistence of very low inflation and zero interest rates.

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Sacking Turnbull won’t make debate on coal go away

Sacking Turnbull won’t make debate on coal go away

The former PM was the victim of the byelection in the coal seat of Upper Hunter, but the debate on climate and energy policies is only being delayed.

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Governments, universities must work together to resolve current crisis
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Governments, universities must work together to resolve current crisis

Our universities are vital cultural and public institutions but they are at a profound juncture, and not just because of the pandemic.

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Leave inquiry into origins of COVID-19 up to the scientists
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Leave inquiry into origins of COVID-19 up to the scientists

The independent inquiry into how and where the COVID-19 virus originated made its first report last week but the controversy around the issue continues.

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Time to celebrate rebirth of life as we used to know it this Easter

Time to celebrate rebirth of life as we used to know it this Easter

Hotel quarantine, the vaccine rollout and our collective efforts to almost eliminate COVID-19 from the community have given us an opportunity this year to celebrate Easter as we always have - with each other. Life in all its joy is renewed.

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A bad time for NSW to face minority government

A bad time for NSW to face minority government

The resignation of Michael Johnsen was politically unavoidable but the resulting byelection looks set to cause major problems for the Berejiklian government.

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