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Since the Herald was first published in 1831, the editorial team has believed it important to express a considered view on the issues of the day for readers, always putting the public interest first.

Secret access of lobbyists undermines trust in government
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Secret access of lobbyists undermines trust in government

ICAC is right: NSW must reform the rules on lobbyists and access to decision makers.

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NSW must not delay return to surplus forever
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NSW must not delay return to surplus forever

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet is not planning to get the budget back in the black until 2024-25.

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We still need to know the facts behind the Witness K case
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We still need to know the facts behind the Witness K case

The sentence for the spy who blew the whistle on Australia’s industrial espionage against tiny East Timor only raises more questions.

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Loopholes expose consumers to building defect risks
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Loopholes expose consumers to building defect risks

Property buyers, particularly those purchasing off-the-plan apartments, remain vulnerable to substandard construction and light-touch regulation. This must change.

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School day shake-up looks like a very poppable thought bubble
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School day shake-up looks like a very poppable thought bubble

Many teachers feel the people making these decisions have little to no idea about how schools actually work.

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NSW budget must focus on economic reform rather than fiscal repair
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NSW budget must focus on economic reform rather than fiscal repair

A stronger than expected economic recovery presents NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet with a dilemma for Tuesday’s state budget.

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Dark Emu debate should not obscure Indigenous ties to country
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Dark Emu debate should not obscure Indigenous ties to country

Difference of opinion should not obscure the fundamental truth that Indigenous people occupied this land for millennia and used their ingenuity to exploit its resources sustainably.

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NRL players must start taking risk of concussion seriously
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NRL players must start taking risk of concussion seriously

The Australian captain’s decision to retire because of the risk of head injury is a new era for the game.

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G7 shows Australia is not alone in dealing with China
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G7 shows Australia is not alone in dealing with China

The tone was not as strident as some hawks would like but the G7 meeting in Britain was a good start in building a more united front.

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Housing reform must address affordability concerns
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Housing reform must address affordability concerns

The Berejiklian government is proposing to reform stamp duty as a way of addressing the problem of housing affordability.

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Honours list inches towards gender balance, but we’re not there yet
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Honours list inches towards gender balance, but we’re not there yet

The Queen’s Birthday Honours is an opportunity for us to acknowledge those who have helped to make our nation and its communities better.

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