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There are calls for a national approach to overcoming childhood obesity, with concerns that some kids are missing out on important advice about exercise and nutrition. 

Experts say that part of the problem is that there is no Medicare Item Number, making it difficult for a GP to refer a...

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Fairfax has announced a further shakeup of its media business in a bid to reduce its editorial budget by $30 million.

Editorial staff at mastheads including The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald are again facing redundancies, though it's not yet known how many jobs will go.

While...

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29 Mar 2017

It's impossible to determine how much longer the rivers of gold from the mining industry have to run.

That's what independent experts have told PM after a report commissioned by the Minerals Council suggested the resources boom has another 30...

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28 Mar 2017

Australians are increasingly moving away from paying cash when they go shopping or eat out. But security experts are warning that the convenience of a cashless society comes with some serious privacy concerns.

The more people use their cards the more their activity can be tracked by big...

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16 Mar 2017

The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, says a plan to expand the Snowy Hydro scheme to include modern pumped hydro technology will continue the tradition of courage and vision of those who built the original project four decades ago.

But the Federal Opposition says all that's been...

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01 Mar 2017

A corruption survey has revealed major concerns within the Australian population about perceived back-room deals between business and government.

Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer shows a serious lack of trust in business and political leaders across the country....

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23 Feb 2017

The influential former head of treasury Ken Henry has again hit out at the political process today in some of his strongest language yet about the dangers of economic inaction.

Speaking to a group of economic policy makers and business leaders in Canberra, he said Australian was being...

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22 Feb 2017

The life expectancy for people living in the developed world continues to rise, with South Korean women soon expected to live, on average, beyond 90 years. Odds are also good for Australians, with a life expectancy of 84 years by 2030.

In Australia, the increase in life expectancy is...

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06 Dec 2016

The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has been told Aboriginal people need to be given control of corrections system reforms.

The author of a scathing report about the Territory's corrections system has finished his second day of...

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30 Nov 2016

The West Australian Treasurer, Mike Nahan, will head to Friday's treasurers' meeting with a newly minted plan to privatise the operator of WA's power network.

The plan would see 51% of Western Power sold off in a float on the Australian Stock Exchange.

It'll be a key state election...

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