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Opinion & Perspectives

In an uncertain world, the best economists ‘know they don’t know’ the future

Jennifer Duke
Jennifer Duke

Economists don’t know what the future holds. But that doesn’t mean their forecasts are worthless.

MPs a protected species floating high above a rising tide of accountability

Jacqueline Maley
Jacqueline Maley

The list of government MPs who have escaped serious consequences for bad behaviour is long and at odds with the prevailing mood.

Australia is hostage to a global vaccine shortage

David Crowe
David Crowe

The PM pretended for too long that everything was going more smoothly than it was. The pressure is on to prove the doubters wrong because the slower the vaccine rollout, the slower the recovery.

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Calls to women’s legal services soared during the pandemic and cases are becoming more complex.

‘Tsunami’ of women seeking legal help and services can’t keep up

Women’s legal centres have renewed their call for an extra $25 million a year in federal funding, saying they cannot keep up with the flood of mostly domestic violence victims seeking specialist help.

  • by Katina Curtis
Cathy Wilcox Illustration October 20
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The latest illustrations from artist Cathy Wilcox

The latest work by Sydney Morning Herald editorial cartoonist Cathy Wilcox.

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