Can You Afford An Emergency?

The cost of an emergency is far more than most people have got saved, a new report by GoBankingRates.com has found. Using Census Bureau, FEMA, HomeAdvisor, Insurance.com, and other data, the per...

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'I think we should be very concerned': A cyber crime expert on this week's hack and what needs to happen next

When Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced this week that a “sophisticated state actor” had targeted the big Australian political parties in a major cyber attack, the revelation threw up...

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Press freedom under attack: why Filipino journalist Maria Ressa's arrest should matter to all of us

In a scene right out of a thriller, agents from the Filipino National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) raided journalist and editor Maria Ressa’s Manila office at 5pm on Wednesday February 13, afte...

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People with disability are more likely to be victims of crime – here's why

It's not just about carer stress or socioeconomic disadvantage. Halfpoint/ShutterstockThe Morrison government has finally agreed to a royal commission into the abuse of people living with disability &...

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How the dinosaurs went extinct: asteroid collision triggered potentially deadly volcanic eruptions

An artist's impression of an asteroid about to hit Earth: it's what happens next that could have helped wipe out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.Shutterstock/MopicIt’s almost 40 years since s...

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Friday essay: it's not funny to us – an Aboriginal perspective on political correctness and humour

Author providedI am from Queensland. Unfortunately, from personal experience I know racism well. An early recollection of this was at six years old, my first sporting event at a new school. I beat the...

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Catch the buzz: how a tropical holiday led us to find the world's biggest bee

Eli Wyman with the elusive Wallace's Giant Bee.Clay Bolt, Author providedMany people on a tropical island getaway might take a jungle hike, or learn about the local wildlife. My colleagues and I went ...

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When granny flats go wrong – perils for parents highlight need for law reform

Granny flats are often the result of informal arrangements between parents and children who assume it will all work out well.Markus J/ShutterstockA “granny flat agreement” is an informal a...

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Vital Signs: why more expensive milk won't help farmers much

Woolworths is pushing up the price of milk. It's normally no way to help farmers.ShutterstockThe supermarket giant Woolworths this week broke ranks and announced it was going to stop selling A$1 per l...

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Grattan on Friday: Bishop's boots were made for walking

As a parliament that will be unmourned winds down to the election, this fortnight has been the season for goodbyes from those departing (voluntarily).The most dramatic was Thursday’s announcemen...

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Julie Bishop to quit parliament at the election

Julie Bishop has announced she will retire from federal parliament at the election.Bishop’s statement to Parliament late Thursday confirmed the widespread expectation she would not seek another ...

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We've been hacked – so will the data be weaponised to influence election 2019? Here’s what to look for

Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently said both the Australian Parliament and its major political parties were hacked by a “sophisticated state actor.” This raises concerns that a foreign...

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As pharmaceutical use continues to rise, side effects are becoming a costly health issue

If doctors questions evidence-based medicine guidelines, they are often viewed as incompetent practitioners.from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-NDThe use of pharmaceuticals is on the rise and, globally, ...

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Five insights that could move tourism closer towards sustainability

Tourism is putting some natural sites under increasing pressure.from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-NDTourism is New Zealand’s biggest export earner, contributing 21% of foreign exchange earnings. ...

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