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Majority of people find cashless card making their life harder: researcher

The Senate majority report on the cashless welfare card is "disappointing" as it does not reflect submissions, says researcher Elise Klein.
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Tougher laws to thwart Chinese government influence: expert

New Zealand and Australia need tougher laws against China's political influence pedalling.
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Crinkling Newspaper folds under changing media landscape

Australia's media market has long been under pressure and now the only national children's newspaper, Crinkling News, has printed its last edition.
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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?
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Carnell report misses the point on aged care reform

A raft of aged care experts say the 'Carnell Report' has missed the point, and the focus needs to be on staffing ratios and training.
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Australian research to come under tougher assessment

Australian research is set to come under tougher assessment criteria, to ensure it delivers economic and social benefits.
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Longest running Aboriginal health study to enter new stage

The longest running cohort study of aboriginal health will be continued thanks to $12 million dollar cash injection by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
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Will the 5G network supersede the NBN?

Will speeds provided by the new 5G network make home internet connections redundant?
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Girls need STEM studies to compete in the job market

Girls are taking up STEM subjects at a much lower rate than girls, partly due to gender bias in the community, and it could hurt their chances in the job market down the track
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The cost of government consultants

A parliamentary inquiry is looking at government departments' growing expenditure on consultants - whether it's necessary, how transparent it is, and whether taxpayers are being well-served.