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Behold one of history's greatest policy failures

The Queensland government of 1935 acted in good faith in accordance with flawed scientific advice. The Abbott government of 2013 will make Australia …

Abbott's new world order

<i>''I have requested from the immigration officers to discuss my situation however they keep telling me to go back home if you want to be next to your</i> …

Today's PoliticOz: THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW http://themo.io/17Cajj8 Then: "(Scott Morrison) described his daughter Abbey as 'our miracle child, the answer to a lifetime of prayer and 14 years of painful, invasive and heartbreaking fertility treatment.'" - Daily Telegraph, August 2013 Now: "Immigration told us that they are going to send my wife to the mainland, (and) she is going to deliver the baby there without me being next to her... They keep telling me to go back home if you want to be next to your wife during delivering the baby." - 'Ali', The Age, 15 November 2013 Now (elsewhere): "An asylum seeker who was moved off Nauru to give birth is being locked up for 18 hours a day in a detention centre in Brisbane while her week-old baby remains in hospital." - The Age, 14 November 2013 Then: "I will never ever support a people swap where you can send a 13-year-old child unaccompanied to a country without supervision," he said. "Never. It'll be over my dead body." - Joe Hockey, June 2012 Now: "Several sources have described harrowing scenes on Christmas Island last month when Immigration officers forced two unaccompanied Sri Lankan children aged 12 and 14 on to a plane to return home." - The Age, 15 November 2013

Scott Morrison denies boat 'stand-off' but refuses to give details

The Australian ship came to the aid of the stricken wooden vessel about 57 nautical miles off the coast of Java, and within Indonesia's search and …

Abbott government accused of more secrecy over FOI requests

Labor Senator Joe Ludwig, who as Special Minister of State in the Rudd and Gillard governments oversaw reforms to Freedom of Information laws, has …

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Prefundia, A Platform For Crowdfunding Projects To Gain Backers Ahead Of Launch, Exits Beta

Prefundia wants to help crowdfunding projects get backers <i>before</i> they launch their campaigns. The startup, for startup it is — launching out of U.S. accelerator Boomstartup this summer — has been operating in beta for the past three months, and has just released some early performance data as it …

A quick reminder of why cloud computing really matters — the applications

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Amazon Web Services’ (s amzn) second-annual re:Invent user conference kicks off on Tuesday, and the scale of the thing speaks …

America's first next-gen aircraft carrier takes high tech to sea

The world's most-advanced aircraft carrier should be meeting a bottle of champagne today. Head on.<p>The USS Gerald R. Ford will be christened during a ceremony in Newport News, Va., an event that will usher in the next generation of aircraft carriers. The Gerald R. Ford is the first of its class -- …

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Bill Shorten accuses Government of hiding behind military on tough border protection questions

The Opposition has accused the Government of hiding behind the military to avoid answering tough questions on border protection, as a Jakarta …

Tony Abbott 'thumbing his nose' at voters, says Laurie Oakes

"They could have killed it off but they’ve got this attitude of not feeding the news cycle so it got away from them."<p>The criticism follows disquiet …