Voluntary administration has been the widely-used step in efforts to prevent a company being dissolved.
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Voluntary administration was considered a state-of-the-art rescue procedure for struggling companies in 1993. But is is time for another wide-ranging review of our insolvency laws?
In calling for people to be ‘ecological citizens’, Pope Francis is asking everyone in the world to think of future generations.
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Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on the environment has attracted plenty of attention since it was published last week, and indeed it caused a significant stir even before it was released to the public…
ACTU President Ged Kearney has warned the China Australia Free Trade Agreement could lock out Australian workers. Is that true?
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ACTU President Ged Kearney has warned the recently signed China-Australia Free Trade Agreement could lock out Australian workers. Is that true?
The papal encyclical challenges leaders to take action on climate change.
The immediate importance of the Pope Francis' encyclical comes from its potential to influence world leaders and galvanise the developing world ahead of the Paris Climate Conference this year.
The Abbott government has hid asylum policy behind ‘operational matters’ since it took office – starting with then-immigration minister Scott Morrison in 2013.
The withholding of information about government actions in asylum seeker policy undermines its democratic accountability to the Australian people.
“Stickers” find themselves caught in unaffordable housing.
New research into affordable housing reveals some poorly understood distinctions that deserve great policy scrutiny.
When NSW Premier Mike Baird met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, it signalled new opportunities for Australian states.
Following in the footpath of China, India is seeking new state to state tie-ups. Australia should answer the call.
Bill Shorten has introduced a bill into parliament to amend the Marriage Act and allow same-sex marriage in Australia.
The legislative reform required to allow same-sex marriage is not complicated. There is relative consensus as to how this can be achieved.
Offshore oil is not just a risk to the environment – if the world gets serious about mitigating climate change, these resources risk becoming stranded assets.
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Big oil companies are moving to exploit new resources such as the Arctic or the Great Australian Bight. But are they worth the risk?
Tony Abbott risks having same-sex marriage used against him electorally – just as his Liberal Party once tried to use it against Labor.
As opposition leader Bill Shorten prepares to introduce an amendment on Monday to the Marriage Act to legalise same-sex marriage, why has Australia lagged so far behind?
I love Michael Leunig’s cartoons; their whimsy speaks to me, and I always felt myself a Mr. Curly type, in need of a direction-finding duck sometimes in the storms of life. I was therefore saddened by…
The original Lenna test image from the University of Southern California Signal and Image Processing Institute.
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Is it appropriate that a Playboy centrefold from 1972 is still being used as a standard test image in image processing circles?
Queensland Premier Anastasia Palaszcuk and Attorney General Yvette D'Ath may be missing the bigger picture on the legal defence of provocation.
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The Queensland government wants to abolish the "gay panic defence", but it's yet to act on the bigger legal problem: "provocation", which is also used to defend murders in heterosexual relationships.
Pope Francis and UN head Ban Ki-Moon, who met at the Vatican to discuss climate change, hope to influence this year’s crucial Paris climate talks.
Pope Francis is set to release an encyclical on climate change next month, which he hopes will influence this year's Paris climate talks as well as continuing his work on behalf of the world's poorest.
Recent extreme rains such as those that hit Sydney recently are actually decreasing, but extreme rain in summer is going up.
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Extreme rainfall in Sydney is increasing - but only in summer, potentially leading to more flash floods in the city.
The genetic modification of humans make many people feel very uncomfortable.
The first case of genetically engineering a human embryo to cure a congenital disease is a technical breakthrough but raises troubling ethical questions.
There is an old saying that a lie will be heard around the world while truth is still getting its boots on. This was brought home to me during a radio interview I did on Tuesday night in the wake of the…
Friends of the Earth is among the environmental groups that have been criticised in some quarters as ‘anti-jobs’.
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A federal government inquiry that reportedly threatens the tax-deductibility status of dozens of environmental groups is the latest move towards quieting outspoken green groups, writes Peter Burdon.
The placenta plays a critical role in pregnancy, fetal development and health throughout life.
An incredibly complex and important organ in its own right, the placenta is only found in mammals. And how it functions has the potential to have profound effects on the lifelong health of the developing foetus.
There was an article on the ABC site this morning which gave us this alarming headline “Pesticide banned worldwide still used to grow 70pc of Australian strawberries”. Shocking! Except, well, there were…