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Welfare policies shouldn't hit home

Including homes in welfare assessments is not what the public, or politicians, should want to see, writes PETER WHITEFORD.

Australia’s emissions projections: bleak but too pessimistic

The carbon pricing policy is likely to go further towards meeting Australia's emissions targets than the Government's projections suggest, writes FRANK JOTZO.

Little green lies

From policy to politics through to personal decisions, thinking ‘green’ is changing our lives in numerous and profound ways. But are those decisions based on the best evidence? PROFESSOR JEFF BENNETT writes that we need to look out for ‘little green lies’.

Where is it cheapest to cut carbon emissions?

Why are different countries pursuing different types of carbon emission reduction schemes, and what will each cost, writes DAVID STERN.

Global, not Asian, focus is the key to growth

Australia's success in the Asian Century should come from unilateral domestic reforms of trade policy, not preferential deals, write GREG LOPEZ and MALCOLM BOSWORTH.

Australia’s Kyoto 2 target: shaking up our thinking

FRANK JOTZO analyses Australia's emissions target at the Doha climate conference.

Do warnings of falling living standards add up to need for tax reform?

Putting tax reform on the policy agenda will ensure the benefits of growth are more equally shared, writes PETER WHITEFORD.

Doha: the cost of climate loss and damage

Exactly what has Australia signed up to at the Doha climate talks, and what will it really cost? Write FRANK JOTZO and JONATHAN PICKERING.

Asia's energy and food security challenges

Greater regional co-operation is required to ensure Asia's future energy and security challenges are met, write TOM KOMPAS and QUENTIN GRAFTON.

Extremism in Pakistan

The shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has highlighted the need for that country’s politicians to speak out against violence, writes ALICIA MOLLAUN.

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