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18 Feb 2019

They are highly effective at exposing wrongdoing, but do they influence policy development? A two-stage approach might be more effective, say the authors.

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15 Feb 2019

Would a Health Reform Commission give a Labor government the cover it needs to deal with powerful interest groups? Jennifer Doggett takes a look.

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14 Feb 2019

Some targets seem easier to meet than others, while some are just plain unreliable. Here are four things we've learnt from the last decade of Closing the Gap policy.

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13 Feb 2019

What is the best way forward to achieve urban water security?

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13 Feb 2019

James Murphy examines whether life is too easy for MPs representing this well-heeled Melbourne electorate.

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12 Feb 2019

This is the first of two articles looking at the increasing reliance of Australian cities on desalination to supply drinking water, with less emphasis on alternatives such as recycling and demand management. So what is the best way forward to achieve urban water security?

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7 Feb 2019

A decade after Black Saturday, with record floods in Queensland, severe bushfires in Tasmania and Victoria, widespread heatwaves and drought, and a crisis in the Murray-Darling Basin, it is timely to reflect on the state of adaptation policy and practice in Australia.

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6 Feb 2019

Kenneth Hayne has shown the way ahead for government, regulators and the banks themselves, writes Tim Colebatch.

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4 Feb 2019

Corrupt politicians and public servants will be under the spotlight of the new federal corruption watchdog. But if its proposed powers are any clue, it will have neither bark nor bite. Here's why.

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1 Feb 2019

Australia has a rare opportunity to secure a common approach to family violence as part of the response to the banking royal commission. Our financial institutions should embrace it.