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The ACT’s new prison did not take long to fill up, which has tested the capacity of corrections authorities to live up to their stated high ideals. AAP/Lukas Coch

State of imprisonment: can ACT achieve a ‘human rights’ prison?

The ACT's first prison opened in 2009 with lofty ideals, but rising prisoner numbers and high rates of re-imprisonment are presenting a severe test of the capital's reformist corrections agenda.
AMA chief Brian Owler said that instead of putting the public hospital sector on a sustainable footing, the federal government had retreated from its responsibilities. AAP/Lukas Coch

AMA’s ‘bleak’ outlook for hospitals strengthens premiers' case on funding

An Australian Medical Association report showing the nation's public hospitals face a funding "black hole" because of the federal government's cuts gives premiers strong ammunition for their Friday meeting with Tony Abbott.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to lowering taxes. AAP/Nikki Short

Small business win in a budget with ‘fair’ savings: Abbott

Tony Abbott has reaffirmed that the government's aim is "always to get taxes down" in a speech also saying that the May 12 budget will offset all new spending with "responsible and fair" savings.
Peter Costello believes the Liberals are destroying their economic credentials. AAP/Alan Porritt

Who thinks adults don’t fight over (tax) money?

It's no secret that Peter Costello doesn't give a high mark to the Abbott government, and every now and then he uses his column in News Corp papers to call it out.
Bill Glasson, pictured campaigning with Prime Minister Tony Abbott in the Griffith byelection, has confirmed he is a candidate to fill a Senate vacancy. AAP/Dan Peled

Ex-AMA chief Glasson throws hat into Senate ring

Former Australian Medical Association president Bill Glasson is in line to fill the Senate vacancy created by the resignation of Brett Mason.
Asylum seekers during a hunger strike in Foxtrot Compound at the Manus Island detention centre. Refugee Action Collective

Government hid knowledge of Nauru assaults, open letter alleges

The government is under renewed pressure over the Nauru detention centre, with a claim that it has known of "the sexual and physical assault of women and children" for at least 17 months.
It is hard see Joe Hockey’s claim not being marked down if he wrote it in response to a question in a first year university economics exam. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

Government and business are their own worst enemies in the pursuit of reform

Anyone who believes we really do need more economic reform might well despair at the inability of the government to effectively prosecute it and the business community to successfully advocate it. No wonder…
Kids need to be interested in the book they’re reading, so it’s better if they choose it themselves. Flickr/Mike Mantin

Kids need to like what they’re reading to progress

Kids will be turned off reading if they have no interest in the material. Comics or picture books are fine as long as the child enjoys it.
Economist Ian Harper has delivered the final report in the most comprehensive review of competition law and policy in more than 20 years. Mark Graham/AAP

Harper makes case for competition overhaul: experts react

The removal of restrictions on retail trading hours, pharmacies and parallel imports, and a controversial “effects test” on existing misuse of market power rules are among the many recommendations contained…

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