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In the year of the co-payment, what can we learn from the NHS?

If patients pour through the doors of hospital emergency departments to avoid a $7 co-payment, hospitals could find themselves hundreds of dollars out of pocket.

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Black box reports ‘confirm’ missile strike on MH17

It has taken a day longer than most observers expected for reports as to what was learned from MH17′s ‘black box’ flight recorders to leak out.

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Talking points and staying on message: life in The Thick of It

Just how close do the sitcoms come to the real-life relationship between the media, ministers and the public? Rebecca Douglas shares her experience on life in the public service.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | UNCATEGORIZED | 4 UNLOCK?

Muted celebrations for the end (or is it?) of Ramadan

While the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is usually marked by parties, this year Australian Muslims will also observe it with prayers for Muslims in Iraq, Syria and Gaza.

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Are today’s high rises tomorrow’s slums?

High-rise apartments in the city centre have been criticised as too small, too dark and too close together. Whatever their shortcomings are, demand for them has never been higher.

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Why city centre apartments won’t be the slums of the future

One of the most persistent and widespread criticisms of city centre apartment towers is they’ll inevitably be “the slums of tomorrow”. But does the claim hold up on closer examination?

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Dutch grieve while ‘life goes on’

The Dutch have a reputation for being practical and level-headed, but shock and grief over MH17 run deep, writes Priya de Langen.

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GILES PARKINSON | UNCATEGORIZED | 6 UNLOCK?

Fossil fuel dinosaurs fudge the numbers to serve their interests (and save you 50c a week)

Fears about the impact of the RET on households have proved to be a furphy.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNCATEGORIZED |

Rundle: in Projection Festival, finding light in the darkness

The Gertrude Street Projection Festival celebrates the history and potential of inner Melbourne — not its gentrification.

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Evolve or die: Australian Army envisions the future of warfare

Images of soldiers fused with bionic limbs and cybernetic upgrades seem absurd, but a new report says the future could hold a type of war made unrecognisable by technological change, writes Crikey intern Paul Millar.

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Should the government intervene in housing design?

The Victorian Government Architect is proposing a mandatory design standard for apartments. But it’s not all milk and honey; it’ll lower housing supply, raise costs and reduce housing choice

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PADDY MANNING | UNCATEGORIZED | 5 UNLOCK?

Macquarie ‘millionaire factory’ is back in business

Six years after surviving a share dive at the height of the GFC, Macquarie is back with a glowing thumbs up for its renumeration report.

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How the global response to HIV/AIDS renders Indigenous peoples ‘invisible’

Australian Indigenous health researcher James Ward has called on the international HIV and AIDS community to identify Indigenous peoples as a “priority population”, warning that they are often invisible in international reports and declarations that shape HIV responses.

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A clean pair of hands: now the real work begins for Jokowi

Joko Widowo has won the election, but the real battle lies ahead, says Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNCATEGORIZED | 3 UNLOCK?

Female workplace participation thrown out with parental leave bathwater

The Productivity Commission wants a more efficient and effective childcare system, but doesn’t hold out much hope it will spur participation.

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Using the lived experience of suicide attempt survivors

Research shows the stigma that surrounds suicide can discourage people who are feeling suicidal from seeking help — so what can medicos do to help?

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