Hamish Macdonald

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Call for 'Religious Discrimination Act' fuels religious freedoms debate

Another round of 'culture wars' could be about to begin — with religious freedom the new flashpoint.

Global check in: Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand

It's been two months since Jacinda Ardern was sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand. So, how is she faring, after her first one hundred days in office?

Can digital disruption be used to help refugees?

A 'hackathon' in Adelaide this weekend will look for digital solutions to help refugees settle in Australia.
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The scientific journals that publish whatever you want

Some new scientific journals have emerged which will publish whatever you want - for the right price.
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Ken Wyatt focused on health of young Indigenous children in new role

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 Ken Wyatt given responsibility...