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16 Oct 2017

The Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, has issued a blunt warning to Chinese University students affiliated with the Communist Party, urging them to respect freedom of speech in Australia.

The federal government has mounting anxieties about the way Beijing uses student groups to monitor...

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15 Oct 2017

The Ministry of Social Development says its mission is to help people look after...

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15 Oct 2017

Journalists say freedom of the press in Fiji is at an all-time low, with repercussions for those who upset the government.

First-hand accounts and leaked documents reveal the extent of the Fijian government’s control over the media and public service.

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12 Oct 2017

Victoria's Victims of Crime Commissioner and politicians on both sides of Parliament have welcomed a High Court ruling that has effectively found that the Court of Appeal should have increased the sentence given to a man for sexually abusing his stepdaughter from the age of nine.

The...

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11 Oct 2017

As the probe continues into whether Russia interfered in the US presidential election, there is growing concern about the impact of artificial intelligence on the global media landscape.

The World Today speaks to British media and human rights lawyer, Mark Stephens, about the use of 'bots...

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08 Oct 2017

In an unprecedented move, in August 2017 Chinese officials chartered a plane to Fiji and deported seventy-seven of their own citizens who had been living on the Pacific island

But as Hagar Cohen reports China's official explanation for this unusual extradition is being questioned by eye...

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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.

Flinders University Professor, John Halsey, says tertiary education should remain a viable pathway for country students, but...

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21 Sep 2017

Support is growing for better recognition of Australian South Sea Islanders, many of whom were forcibly removed from their Pacific Island homes in a practice known as "blackbirding" to work on cane fields and cotton farms.

This year marks 150 years since the first Australian South Sea...

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19 Sep 2017

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

Overnight, Federal Labor MP, Ed Husic, announced that he'd posted his final tweet, and some on the government benches say they understand why.

But...

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14 Sep 2017

After weeks of negotiations, the Federal Government has secured the numbers to pass its media laws package, clearing the way for major mergers and acquisitions.

The Nick Xenophon Team agreed to support the Government's package, in exchange for a 60-million-dollar new fund for independent...

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13 Sep 2017

There is no urgency for Ten Network creditors to sign off on a recommendation to sell the embattled broadcaster to the US television giant CBS, a court heard today.

Dr Andrew Bell SC for media baron Bruce Gordon says a deed of company arrangement (DOCA) with CBS does not expire until 15...

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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, which exports to China.

The group which represents Australian car parts manufacturers says there are benefits and opportunities for local companies. It...

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11 Sep 2017

This week marks ten years since the United Nations adopted its first Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Although non-binding, the Declaration recognised the rights of indigenous peoples around the world to self-determination and proposed protections for their land and...

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11 Sep 2017

In New Zealand, this is Maori Language Week, or Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori.

Some Australians point to New Zealand's record on the widespread acceptance and adoption of Maori language, and make comparisons with this country, where there is yet to be such success around Aboriginal and Torres...

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10 Sep 2017

Mental illness is on the rise. In the last two years, the number of people seen by a GP with a diagnosed mental health issue has increased by 22 percent. And it's expected to get worse. The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the second leading cause of disability in the...

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08 Sep 2017

The respected journalist, producer, presenter and author, Peter Luck, has died after a long and painful illness.

His close friend and fellow journalist Mike Carlton says Parkinson's Disease had a devastating impact on Peter Luck, a man who he hopes will be remembered as one of the giants...

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06 Sep 2017

As leaders gather for the Pacific Island Forum, concerns have been raised that Australia's continuing support of coal as a source of energy and export revenue is causing resentment in the region. Liam Fox reports.

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05 Sep 2017

As the proportion of renters continues to rise around the country, there's growing acceptance that for many, the great Australian dream of owning a home will be out of reach.

Last week, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia called...

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29 Aug 2017

Ask many Australians what makes this country better than the United States and many will cite our tighter gun laws.

But as Sunday's shooting death of a three-year-old girl in Sydney shows, Australia's gun control and gun violence prevention system has flaws.

And some researchers...

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28 Aug 2017

American broadcaster CBS has beaten out billionaires Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon to buy Network Ten.

The deal will see CBS introduce its own video on demand service.

It will also provide much-needed capital that will improve Channel Ten's prospects of not only retaining rights...

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