A loss of trust

According to Confucius, the three things necessary for government are weapons, food and trust.

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A loss of trust

Cutting the cord

One of the justifications that the government uses for the roll-out of the $43 billion National Broadband Network [NBN] is the desire by Australian householders to have access to better and faster landline services.

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Cutting the cord

Foreign disputes

In 1883, the Irish nationalist, John Redmond MP, together with his brother William, toured the Australian colonies, urging support for Irish home rule.

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Celebrating the centenary of Canberra

On May 24, 1911, the Minister for Home Affairs, King O’Malley, announced an international competition for the design.

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Celebrating the centenary of Canberra

No help for unhappy families in the budget

The Gillard government will rip $50 million from family support services from the next financial year.

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History’s photo album will not be kind to Gillard

For most Australian Prime Ministers, there is a photo or two that captures the essence of their character and the spirit of the times.

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History’s photo album will not be kind to Gillard

Caring for the lifetime disabled

The Productivity Commission has released its draft report on a National Disability Insurance Scheme yesterday.

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Caring for the lifetime disabled

Disability services need more than another empty promise

The Productivity Commission has released its draft report on a National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Disability services need more than another empty promise

“Go away” payments return

One of the worst features of the old industrial relations system was the so-called “go away money”.

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Proper screening could save lives and save us

The word ‘cancer’ still strikes fear into the minds of many people.

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