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Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is an Australian university with an emphasis on real-world courses and applied research. Based in Brisbane with strong global connections, it has 40,000 students, including 6,000 from overseas.

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ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, March 2015

Compared to the excitement of January and February, March 2015 has turned out to be a comparatively quiet month in Australian public life, even in spite of the New South Wales state election campaign which…
Foxtel hopes to retain viewers with exclusive content such as Game of Thrones. AAP/HBO

Is Foxtel most at risk in the new Game of Screens?

Australians have enthusiastically embraced new streaming service Netflix. But with its subscription business model under threat, Foxtel is coming out fighting.
While selfies have become a staple of political life, voters' loyalty beyond the moment can no longer be taken for granted – a new reality the major parties must adapt to if they want to survive. Lukas Coch/AAP

Australian politics' Kodak moment spells trouble for the major parties

The same forces of disruption that are changing industries and economies around the world are now having a discernible effect on Australian politics – and that's bad news for the major parties.
Patients pay a contribution towards the cost of their medication to the pharmacist who then claims the difference between what they paid and the patient contribution from the government. Gustavo Gomes/Flickr

Explainer: what is the Community Pharmacy Agreement?

Australians make an average of 14 visits to the pharmacy for medicines and advice every year but most don't know about the agreement that governs how we buy government-subsidised medicines from them.
Are new video-on-demand services really ‘breathing new life’ into Australian content? LoKan Sardari

What do Netflix, Stan and Presto mean for Australian TV?

The arrival of subscription video on demand services Netflix, Stan and Presto have implications for what we call "television" in Australia – and much of the policy detail remains to be hammered out.
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Local content and the ABC

The following is an edited version of a submission to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee with reference to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Local Content) Bill 2014…
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A most dangerous profession

Our journalists come in for a lot of stick, what with accusations of political bias from politicians, intrusions on privacy from celebrities, or ‘dumbing down’ of the culture in general. But Peter Greste’s…

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, February 2015

February 2015 has been a tumultuous month in Australian news, not least because of the continuing leadership debate (and defeated spill motion) in the federal Liberal Party following the LNP’s unexpected…
Marvin Gaye’s family has won damages of more than US$7.3 million in a case involving Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. EPA/Paul Buck

Blurred Lines may be the biggest music copyright case of 2015

A jury in the US has awarded damages of nearly US$7.4 million to Marvin Gaye's family in a lawsuit against singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. Aren't we missing the point of copyright?
Cracking down on family holidays during term time is based on evidence that absenteeism has an adverse effect on school results. But is this based on absenteeism, or the reason the child is absent? Shutterstock

Education Department: no term-time holidays for students

Cracking down on family holidays during term time is based on evidence saying absenteeism has an adverse effect on school results. But is this based on absenteeism, or the reason the child is absent?

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