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Television agreement a WIN for Network Ten

The Ten Network is signing a five year regional television affiliation agreement with WIN, ending long standing speculation.While WIN needs Ten’s big …

Ground the banks until they learn to behave?

Five minutes, that’s all!Behave tolerably well for 5 minutes each day, for 25 measly minutes each week, that’s all we ask.The rest of the time, …

We must do more to help people with intellectual impairments stay out of prison

Laws and policies often perpetrate and deepen the disadvantage and exclusion of vulnerable groups, especially prisoners.<p>Here’s just one practical …

Nova Peris quits parliament after single term

High profile Indigenous Labor senator Nova Peris is quitting after just one term in parliament.Peris was Julia Gillard’s “captain’s pick” to be …

Walking challenges aren't doing you much good if you're swapping running for walking

Walking challenges attract people who are already active. from www.shutterstock.com.auWalking or pedometer challenges such as the yearly Global …

'30-minute city'? Not in my backyard! Smart Cities Plan must let people have their say

The federal government’s Smart Cities Plan is framed around the “30-minute city”. In this city, journeys will take no more than half an hour, …

Microfinance could wind up being the new subprime

Microfinance has been celebrated as a way to get money into the hands of poor people, and most famously women, so they can jump start small …

How diversity and change has made the Australian family stronger than ever

Blended, rainbow, single or two-parents are just some of the ways to make a modern family. ShutterstockNostalgia is a powerful force in how we think …

How we live now: Australian families at a glance

<i>Our politicians talk a lot about “families”, but what do they really mean when they use this term? What does a modern Australian family look like and</i> …

Fighting income inequality: the role business can play

In recent months, debates about global economic inequality have reached boiling point. In Britain, voters will soon decide whether to exit the …

'Mummy, where does steak come from?' How Australian families talk about meat

How many Australian children know what meat is before it shows up on their plate? ShutterstockAustralia is a nation of meat-eaters. Our identities …

How our modular brain pieces the world together

The brain processes different facial features separately, so how does it tie them together? ShutterstockPicture a close friend. Imagine their face, …

What is the Coalition’s real agenda for Australian schools?

Should it be the government or the states that decide how money is spent in schools? from shutterstock.com As the election campaign heats up, it is …

A guide to using drones to study wildlife: first, do no harm

Technological advances have provided many benefits for environmental research. Sensors on southern elephant seals have been used to map the Southern …

The Liberals may have miscalculated Turnbull's electoral appeal

Finally, Clive Palmer has formally put a full stop to his personal political career, announcing on Monday he won’t be running for the Senate.Palmer …

Slight movement to Labor as Shorten's ratings improve

The polls taken after the budget had some movement to the Coalition. This week’s polls have that movement reversing. While the overall vote is …

How did the Coalition reach the $66bn 'black hole' figure for Labor's policies?

The Coalition says Labor has created a $66bn “black hole” with its spending promise that will grow to $200bn over 10 years.<p>It has demanded Labor explain how it’s going to close that hole.<p>Labor’s reacted angrily, saying the government’s claims are rubbish. It has made its own counterclaims and …

Foreign Aid

NBN leak raids: Labor takes fight to assert privilege to Senate

Labor’s deputy Senate leader, Stephen Conroy, has written to the Australian federal police commissioner, Andrew Colvin, formally asserting his claim of privilege after last week’s controversial police raids seeking leaked material from NBN Co.<p>Conroy’s letter, sent on Tuesday, says the scope of the …

Parliament

Campaign catchup: Coalition adds up the sum of all fears, then adds $35bn

You’ve heard the one about the opposition being bad on border protection, we all know the words to “jobs and growth”, now the Coalition’s got a new tune: Labor’s Bad At Budgeting.<p>In a bid to distract from Labor’s rigorous and numerous “positive policies”, the government has zeroed in on their …

Malcolm Turnbull

Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens says election winner faces 'years' of budget repair

The outgoing central bank governor, Glenn Stevens, has declared whomever wins the federal election on 2 July will inherit substantial heavy lifting on budget repair, as the campaign descended into a day of partisan finger-pointing about budget “black holes”.<p>In comments anticipated to be his final …

Elections

Nova Peris resigns from the Senate after reports she was seeking AFL job

Nova Peris, the Northern Territory senator and first Indigenous woman elected to federal parliament, will not recontest her seat after revelations she was seeking a job with the AFL.<p>The Labor senator announced she would no longer run despite holding the NT’s No 1 Senate spot for the upcoming …

Northern Territory

Coalition says 'black hole' calculations include statements that are not Labor policies

Government claims that Labor has a $200bn budget black hole over 10 years are partly based on aspirational statements that are not Labor policy, such as restoring $19bn of foreign aid cuts, Mathias Cormann has revealed.<p>But Labor has copped criticism for claiming the government’s $48bn company tax …

Budgeting

'Ungovernable'? No, Australia changes leaders because they lose their nerve

After spending a month in Australia last year, Rupert Murdoch came to the conclusion that we were “almost ungovernable”.<p>Murdoch was back in his nation of birth as Australia was enduring its second collapse of consumer confidence, a direct result of the political climate at the time.<p>The country was …

Australia

Z is easy as A B C!

Joined Geocaching HQ in the fall of 2014 as Community Manager. Kind to animals. Loved by children. Excels at DNFs.

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Campaign catchup: flagging polls and frayed ministers

Consider this a public service announcement: you have only a matter of hours in which to ensure that you are enrolled to vote. After 8pm, if you’re not on the Australian Electoral Commission’s books, tough: you’ll get who you’re given come 2 July.<p>The latest polls suggest that could conceivably be a …

Bill Shorten

Frozen out: why the GP rebate freeze should matter to you.

It seems as though one of the few clear points of difference between the major parties in this election campaign is the position on the freezing of …

Extinction is not an option for our little Tassie devils

LITTLE DEVIL: Angel the Tassie Devil. Picture: Ruth Hardy<p>Three years ago, I wrote about the Devil Ark project in the Barrington Tops, set up to save …

Camping in Bunya Mountains National Park

I have been going camping my entire life. What I love about camping is that it forces you to simplify your life. You take only the essentials, you …

3RD OLDEST GEOCACHE IN THE WORLD! (Geocaching)