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Occupational licensing – The case for and against

Most people would agree that some kind of regulation is needed to prevent unqualified surgeons from operating or unqualified tradesmen from performing unsafe repairs. However, the introduction of licenses to an increasing number of jobs raises questions about whether the benefits always outweigh the costs. Edward Meehan investigates.

The economics of obesity

Edward Meehan takes a closer look into the increasingly pertinent disease that’s replacing heart disease as Australia’s leading cause of death