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Fran Kelly

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21 Nov 2017

Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel predicts power bills will continue to rise and energy supply will be less reliable unless Australia develops better storage systems — particularly for days when the sun doesn't shine or the wind doesn't blow.

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27 Oct 2017

Today's the first day on the job for New Zealand's new Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who was sworn in yesterday.

Her swearing-in comes more than a month after New Zealand took to the polls in an inconclusive vote on September 23.

Jacinda Ardern has now promised to build...

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19 Oct 2017

Lobbying has become a powerful multi-million dollar industry in Australia.

It's also become a lucrative career path for many former politicians who can use their connections and inside knowledge to influence public policy for their paying clients.

In some cases — ministers have...

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18 Oct 2017

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has released its annual report today. For the first time ever, complaints about internet services are higher than complaints about mobile phones.

The TIO says that its recorded more than 60,000...

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21 Sep 2017

There are currently 170,000 mainland Chinese students attending Australian universities.

While that's a huge financial bonus for universities as they scramble for funding — the rising cohort from China also poses significant challenges — not just around language, but also around the...

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11 Sep 2017

This week marks ten years since the United Nations adopted its first Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Although non-binding, the Declaration recognised the rights of indigenous peoples around the world to self-determination and proposed protections for their land and...

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05 Sep 2017

As the proportion of renters continues to rise around the country, there's growing acceptance that for many, the great Australian dream of owning a home will be out of reach.

Last week, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia called...

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30 Aug 2017

In the US, President Donald Trump has popularised the notion of 'fake news' — it's usually stories the President doesn't like in mainstream media.

More generally, 'fake news' is deliberately planted disinformation, designed to spread division or favourable propaganda, often generated by...

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17 Aug 2017

A bi-partisan Senate committee is urging the Turnbull Government to urgently overhaul the care provided to veterans following a long-running inquiry into veteran suicide. The report, titled 'Constant Battle,' reveals that 325 ADF former personnel have...

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09 Aug 2017

Australia now has the world's highest electricity prices, so there's never been a better time to know exactly what you're paying and if you can get a cheaper deal.

But it's time consuming to sort through all the offers, and if you sign up to a short-term discount, you may not realise when...

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