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10 Jul 2017

There's a push to create a national Islamic studies syllabus for Islamic schools, to address the needs of Muslim students.

Education experts are in Adelaide to discuss renewing the current teaching and learning at the estimated 60 Islamic schools across Australia.

They want to...

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22 Jun 2017

Domestic violence in Australia is a serious problem that has been underreported for years. New figures obtained by PM show that the number of female perpetrators of domestic assaults in New South Wales has been steadily increasing over the past ten years - and it's not only against partners....

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14 Jun 2017

Australia's third largest free-to-air television broadcaster has gone into voluntary administration. Network Ten is now in the hands of Korda Mentha after news the broadcaster wouldn't receive a key financial lifeline at the end of the year. 
Analysts say the clock is now ticking on the...

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02 May 2017

Gene editing technologies are fast becoming a reality, so much so that the Australian Academy of Science is calling for a national discussion around how to best manage it.

Scientists are on the cusp of being able to wipe out or reduce the population of species which cause environmental...

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24 Apr 2017

When you turn on your TV news, or tune into your favourite radio show - who's presenting? Chances are, they're white and middle class. 

However more than a quarter of Australians were born overseas and nearly half have at least one parent born overseas. 

But when it comes to seeing...

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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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