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7 Feb 2018

The Productivity Commission has questioned the effectiveness of the decades-old 'four pillars' banking policy, describing it as 'ad hoc' and 'redundant'.

A draft report into competition in the financial system also says the banking regulator APRA's recent 'blunt intervention' in reining in the...

Audio interview

30 Jan 2018

The chairman of Innovation and Science Australia, Bill Ferris, says Australia should set itself a task to become the healthiest country on the planet.

In doing so, he says it will also become one of the most innovative nations.

The recommendation comes in...

Audio interview

14 Nov 2017

Senator Ryan was elected Senate President yesterday after quitting Cabinet.

Audio interview

13 Nov 2017

Publisher Allen & Unwin has dropped a book by a prominent academic on China's expanding 'soft' influence in Australia, due to 'unspecified threats.'

Audio interview

12 Oct 2017

Tougher English language requirements for foreign students will protect the reputation of Australia's education sector, according to Federal Education Minister, Simon Birmingham.

Audio program

12 Oct 2017

The High Court of Australia has ruled that current sentencing practices are one factor to be considered in a judge's decision making, but not the controlling factor.

Audio program

27 Sep 2017

An expert conducting a review of regional education for the federal government thinks Australia has become too obsessed with sending country students to university.

Audio program

19 Sep 2017

It's the preferred platform of Donald Trump, but to some politicians in Australia, Twitter isn't worth the energy.

Audio program

14 Sep 2017

The Turnbull Government's media laws package is set to pass, after a deal was made last night clearing the way for a major industry shake-up.

Audio program

12 Sep 2017

China's plans to eventually ban the sale of new petrol and diesel engines could hurt Australia's multi-billion-dollar car-parts industry.

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