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Anti-money laundering laws must cover lawyers and accountants
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AUSTRAC

Anti-money laundering laws must cover lawyers and accountants

Australia has dragged its feet for a decade. It must apply global rules to financial advisers selling shadowy offshore business schemes.

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Free movement across borders would be a just reward for Australians
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Coronavirus pandemic

Free movement across borders would be a just reward for Australians

For the few grey nomads who might be willing to wend their way around Australia, it must be a logistical nightmare.

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Missteps made Victoria's lockdown harder than it needed to be
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Coronavirus pandemic

Missteps made Victoria's lockdown harder than it needed to be

Dan Andrews has announced the end of Stage 4 lockdown but he must take responsibility for getting Victoria into trouble in the first place.

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The more we know, the bleaker Gladys Berejiklian's future looks
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ICAC

The more we know, the bleaker Gladys Berejiklian's future looks

A leader must set an example to the whole government about integrity.

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Jacinda Ardern's leadership makes her deserving of another term
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NZ election

Jacinda Ardern's leadership makes her deserving of another term

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has a unique advantage going into Saturday's election.

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Superannuation reforms must deliver better value for money
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Superannuation

Superannuation reforms must deliver better value for money

Super needs to be efficient and its benefits have to flow to those who are at risk of poverty in retirement.

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Renewables held back by haphazard government policies
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Renewables

Renewables held back by haphazard government policies

The International Energy Agency says solar is the new king of electricity, but better planning is needed.

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Europe's COVID surge a lesson for Australia coming into summer
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Coronavirus pandemic

Europe's COVID surge a lesson for Australia coming into summer

There is no doubt that Europe took its foot off the pedal to contain the virus during the holiday season. Australia is sure to risk the same result.

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Trump went to COVID school but learnt the wrong lessons
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Coronavirus pandemic

Trump went to COVID school but learnt the wrong lessons

The US president's cavalier and haphazard approach to managing the virus shows he does not "get it" as he claims.

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Regulators must not cut Packer more slack over casino responsibilities
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Casinos

Regulators must not cut Packer more slack over casino responsibilities

The NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority inquiry has raised huge doubts about the billionaire's fitness to play a role at Crown Resorts.

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Tougher enforcement needed to stop harmful gambling
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Poker machines

Tougher enforcement needed to stop harmful gambling

Clubs and pubs must take legal responsibility for stopping problem gamblers entering their premises.

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