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12 Nov 2018

Fijians go to the polls this week in only the second general election since a 2006 coup in which the current prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, seized power.

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9 Nov 2018

Australia has no significant history of temporary or “guest” worker programs. This means it effectively has a policy “blank slate”. We can learn from the well-documented pitfalls of programs elsewhere and develop a temporary labour migration program that is global best practice.

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2 Nov 2018

The data science boom shouldn’t be limited to business insights and profit margins. When used ethically, big data can help solve some of society’s most difficult social and environmental problems.

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26 Oct 2018

Birmingham has defended his intervention, suggesting most Australian taxpayers would prefer funding be directed to other research.

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25 Oct 2018

The biggest system failure in aged care is staffing. We don't need to wait until the royal commission is over to fix it – this can be done now.

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