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Abbott under fire over veterans' family cuts - as it happened

As we wrap up for the night, let’s summarise the day.<p>March in March came to Canberra, with protestors hearing a list of speakers expressing concerns at the Abbott government’s policies on asylum seekers, carbon pricing, among others.<br>• Tony Abbott has denied singling out children of war veterans for …

The risk of doing business

WE HAVE received the following letter from Stephen Purvis, a British businessman who was detained in Cuba for 15 months:<p>Dear Editor,<p>I enjoyed reading …

UK inflation: what the economists say

UK inflation fell below the Bank of England's 2% target for the first time in more than four years in January, easing the pressure on household budgets and supporting the Bank's case for keeping interest low. The consumer prices index, Britain's official measure, fell to 1.9% from 2% in December …

Why Silicon Valley’s Success Is So Hard to Replicate

<i>SA Forum is an invited essay from experts on topical issues in science and technology.</i><p>After decades of bafflement and frustration, the world is still …

Silicon Valley

Energy: Islands of light

More than a billion people lack electricity, but now microgrids are powering up rural areas.<p>In Haiti, the least-electrified country in the Western …