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How the 'Q' case abortion ruling could hurt young Queensland women

How the 'Q' case abortion ruling could hurt young Queensland women

Caroline de Costa and Heather DouglasMay 2, 2016

The Rockhampton Supreme Court case involving abortion for a 12-year-old highlights urgent need for abortion law reform in Queensland, write Caroline de Costa and Heather Douglas

Scott Morrison, here's a quick way to boost innovation: fund video games

Scott Morrison, here's a quick way to boost innovation: fund video games

Josh TaylorMay 2, 20161 Comment

You want innovation, jobs and growth? The video games industry could be an easy win for newbie Treasurer Scott Morrison.

Wikipedia page of rapist-led cult whitewashed from inside the ATO

Wikipedia page of rapist-led cult whitewashed from inside the ATO

John PowerMay 2, 20161 Comment

An ATO employee has been using a work computer to whitewash the Wikipedia page of a South Korean cult, whose leader is in prison for multiple counts of rape. Freelance journalist John Power reports.

A (very) little-something-for-everyone budget -- but how accurate?

A (very) little-something-for-everyone budget -- but how accurate?

Bernard KeaneMay 2, 20166 Comments

The important elements of the budget will be its expectations about the economy and the path back to surplus -- but attention will focus on the handouts.

Welfare for everyone -- and six other ideas for the 2016 budget

Welfare for everyone -- and six other ideas for the 2016 budget

Jason MurphyMay 2, 20166 Comments

We should at least look into the feasibility of a "universal basic income" for Australia.

Coalition living on a prayer with yet another Gonski backflip

Coalition living on a prayer with yet another Gonski backflip

Bernard KeaneMay 2, 20165 Comments

The Coalition has performed yet another backflip on Gonski funding -- illustrating that when it comes to schools funding, it is incapable of a coherent position.

Poll Bludger: Day’s High Court challenge to Senate voting reform hampered by history

Poll Bludger: Day’s High Court challenge to Senate voting reform hampered by history

William BoweMay 2, 20165 Comments

For the court to decide in Senator Bob Day's favour, the full bench may have to reject the reasoning of a former chief justice.

End onerous copyright restrictions, urges PC

End onerous copyright restrictions, urges PC

Josh TaylorApr 29, 20163 Comments

The Productivity Commission says there is no reason geoblocking should be illegal.

Campaign week 2: events, dear boy, events

Campaign week 2: events, dear boy, events

Bernard KeaneApr 29, 20169 Comments

The government's re-election strategy is to nullify Labor's strong points and then go on the offensive, but it relies on everything going right for it. And along came Manus Island ...

To err is human ... and Devine

To err is human ... and Devine

Josh TaylorApr 29, 20164 Comments

Miranda Devine uses the very official-sounding American College of Pediatricians to make her case about transgender people. But the ACP turns out to be a fringe conservative group, not a healthcare peak body.