New credit information-sharing rules promise to open up the consumer credit market to increased competition.
The government needs to learn from the mistakes in the US in sharing our credit history information to third parties.
Palliative care patients talk far more of life than of death.
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A palliative care doctor discusses his interactions with his patients: "I wouldn't know what I would want were I in their shoes," he says.
There are a number of examples of what were once co-operatives restructuring into, or being taken over by, listed companies.
Despite the pressure for co-operatives to fold into the dominant corporation model, these business models are still worthy.
When using a cryptocurrency, you interact with a system like the blockchain, an online ledger that records transactions, directly. Bitcoin, is an examples of this.
A digital Australian dollar could remove the role of middlemen and creates a cheaper electronic currency system, while at the same time enabling the government to fully regulate the system.
The redress scheme cannot be a truly ‘just response’ if it says some kinds of victims simply don’t count.
The government's proposed redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse controversially excludes some victims.
Palliative care involves a team of specialised health professionals who provide an extra layer of support to the person and their family.
When a person has a serious illness, palliative care aims to improve that person's quality of life.
At last week’s Party Congress, President Xi Jinping stated that China’s priority is to become a globally “stronger” nation.
Australian universities shouldn't silence or be silenced by Chinese students who hold nationalistic views, they should encourage a healthy debate.
Training can provide many workers with the skills to access jobs in growth sectors, including aged care.
Despite low unemployment figures in Australia, low-skilled workers are still finding themselves locked out of the job market.
There’s a margin of error in relying on fingerprinting to catch criminals.
Fingerprinting is a valuable police tool for tracking down suspects, but it's not perfect. However, we can reduce the risk of any mistaken identity if we work within the limits of fingerprinting.
Use questions to stimulate critical thinking about money.
Good financial decision making is about more than avoiding debt or having a budget, it's about critically analysing your options.
At the moment, Australia has a patchwork of processes and regulations relating to diblings.
It is time for the states and territories to develop a uniform legal framework that enables donor-conceived people to connect with their genetic kin.
Your gadgets might slow down if they’re bloated with apps.
There are a few reasons why smartphones, tablets and PCs start to seem less snappy over time.
Victoria’s Sentencing Advisory Council has recommended increasing the judicial monitoring of family violence offenders.
The enthusiasm around swift, certain and fair approaches to sentencing offenders may not be backed by evidence.
In many cases there are better ways than debt agreements to wipe out your debt.
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Debt agreements have become the fastest form of personal insolvency in Australia. But in many cases, there are better options available to manage debt.
Bladder cancer has a lower profile compared to other types of cancer such as breast, lung and prostate.
Timely and appropriate investigation of suspicious symptoms, especially blood in the urine, is crucial for the accurate and early diagnosis of bladder cancer.
Finally, some policy certainty for the electricity sector?
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The federal government has announced a new National Energy Guarantee focused on electricity reliability, after deciding not to implement a clean energy target.
A supercell thunderstorm in the US state of Oklahoma.
The amount of atmospheric energy available to thunderstorms will increase in response to climate change, putting the tropics and subtropics at risk of being lashed with more intense storms.
Some of Victoria's wealthiest private schools have reported spikes in numbers of students with disability. We should only trust those numbers if they're moderated by qualified staff.
The pygmy right whale,
Caperea marginata, at sea.
Fossils of a whale thought to be found only in southern waters have been discovered at two sites in the northern hemisphere.
This time last year, Australia was getting over a media storm about renewables, energy policy and climate change. The media storm was caused by a physical storm: a mid-latitude cyclone that hit South Australia…