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analysis: Unmanned, at sea and loaded with drugs: Our laws aren't ready for 'narco-drones', the new frontier in trafficking

By Natalie Klein and Rob McLaughlin
International and Australian laws need to be updated to cope with the newest drug-trafficking technique threatening maritime security: remote-controlled narco-drones, write Natalie Klein and Rob McLaughlin. 
A video screenshot showing three submarine-like metal boxes.

analysis: A new deal between Ukraine and Russia may show a path to the end of the war

By Mick Ryan
While the Russian attack on Odesa is hardly an auspicious beginning and is indicative of the lack of trust between the belligerents, there are some important takeaways from the agreement, writes Mick Ryan.
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Grain terminal view as grain pours out of machine onto pile.

analysis: Thirty years ago, I launched a TV show to explore a hopeful world. As the times grow darker, it’s as crucial as ever

In 1992, the ABC launched Foreign Correspondent to bring a changing world home to Australian living rooms. Thirty years on, its mission is as important as ever, writes Jonathan Holmes.

analysis: AFL Round-Up: A round to remember delivers highlights, new heroes and heartbreaks

Geelong and Collingwood keep their streaks alive, Jamarra Ugle-Hagan explodes and Richmond does that thing again — round 19 had it all. We digest the week that was.
A composite image of Jamarra Ugle-Hagan, Noah Cumberland and Jamie Elliott

analysis: Why your super may not be worth as much as you think

By business editor Ian Verrender
While super funds have fared better than most investments over a turbulent past year, Australians may need to face up to the fact that their retirement assets are worth considerably less than they think, writes business editor Ian Verrender.   
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A graphic image showing a zombie hand and a superannuation piggy bank.

analysis: It's the last taboo in central banking. So will the RBA review look at how money is created?

By business reporter Gareth Hutchens
The RBA review would be the perfect place to think about the central bank's ability to create money, writes Gareth Hutchens
Bank notes

opinion: How we can overcome 'COVID fatigue'. Advice from a (very tired) GP

By Dr Aletia Johnson
If you're sick of COVID, you're not alone, but still caring about it is vital to help protect each other, writes Dr Aletia Johnson.
Dr Aletia Johnson in her office.

analysis: Tour de France Femmes 'a first victory' for female pro cyclists

By Sophie Smith in Cahors
Female cyclists have had to wait three decades for a chance to race under the Tour de France banner. On Sunday, the world's best will race out of Paris for the inaugural Tour de France Femmes, writes Sophie Smith.
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Urska Zigart rides in the rain

analysis: How the Melbourne Storm slid out of NRL premiership contention

Once favourites for this year's premiership, Melbourne now looks unlikely to even make the top four. How did it come to this, and is there any hope of a turnaround with the finals looming?
Cameron Munster pulls on his ear during Melbourne Storm's NRL game against South Sydney Rabbitohs.

analysis: Is 'fairness' attainable at the Commonwealth Games when Australia competes against countries without a 50m swimming pool?

By Tracey Holmes for The Ticket and ABC Sport
Much is made about fairness in sport, but as Australia's inevitable dominance of the Commonwealth Games draws near, it's clear that we will never have a true level playing field, writes Tracey Holmes.
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A woman in a black t-shirt with Malawi on the back of it looks out at a pool.

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