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Hamish Macdonald

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25 May 2017

A 'hackathon' in Adelaide this weekend will look for digital solutions to help refugees settle in Australia. The event, organised by Techfugees Australia, brings refugees, NGOs and technical experts in to the same room for a weekend, with the aim of developing new websites and apps to solve...

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16 May 2017

Scientists have never been more political. As their research organisations face budget cuts and their research faces interference from governments, many have taken to the streets in protest to remind the community of the importance of scientific research.

That message usually cuts through...

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19 Jan 2017

The Prime Minister has retooled his frontbench following the resignation of Sussan Ley—Greg Hunt has been appointed Health Minister, while Arthur Sinodinos moves into Industry.

The reshuffle also means Australia will have its first ever federal Aboriginal minister—with West Australian MP...

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12 Jan 2017

2017 is set to be a big year for the government on climate policy.

The Finkel Review of the National Electricity Market will be released this year and the government will also undertake a review of its own climate policies.

To give us a taste of what policy options the government...

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05 Jan 2017

France has moved to make every person in the country a potential organ donor. It joins a list of over twenty-five countries who already have 'opt out' laws—that means that once a person dies, it's presumed that they consent to donate their organs unless they've specifically signed up to an opt-...

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02 Jan 2017

How do you tell a couple who are desperate for a child that they can't conceive? Then how do you tell them their last resort—paying a woman, usually in a developing country, to be a surrogate mother—is an ethical minefield?

Cambodia recently joined a long list of countries outlawing...

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21 Dec 2016

Book publishers are among a number of groups that have attacked a Productivity Commission report that recommends the federal government end restrictions on so-called parallel book imports before the end of next year.

The government asked the commission to look at the idea after it was...

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16 Dec 2016

Disgraced former New South Wales Labor minister Eddie Obeid has spent his first night in jail.

Yesterday the former powerbroker was sentenced to five years in jail, with a minimum non-parole period of three years. In June, he was found guilty of misconduct in public office.

While...

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07 Sep 2016

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has received a blow to her open borders policy towards migrants and refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria.

On the weekend, her ruling CDU party was out-voted by an anti-immigrant and anti-Islam party at local elections in the north-east of Germany—and...

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06 Sep 2016

As the US presidential race heads into the home stretch, new polls show Donald Trump closing in on Hillary Clinton. And the Republican nominee is hoping to close that gap even further, following the launch of his $10 million TV campaign, which is airing in nine swing states.

But Donald...

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