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Australia’s immigration: just the facts

Australia’s immigration: just the facts

Some basic data on overseas-born Australians shows they're healthier, older and better educated than locally-born Australians.

‘No one who uses a public service should be allowed to opt out’: My Health Record head

‘No one who uses a public service should be allowed to opt out’: My Health Record head

The British man heading up My Health Record in Australia has run a similar program in the UK that ended in tears. And he hated the idea of anyone being allowed to opt out.

Is it time for Australian states to step up on asylum seeker support?

Is it time for Australian states to step up on asylum seeker support?

The cruelty of the federal government's immigration services is well-established, but what's happening in the states and territories? This is the focus of a new report out today.

What if we dramatically cut our sugar consumption? Um, we already did.

What if we dramatically cut our sugar consumption? Um, we already did.

Australians have already reduced their soft drink consumption by far more than a sugar tax would ever achieve -- but we still got fatter.

The government is right: sugar tax is rotten policy

The government is right: sugar tax is rotten policy

The public health lobby is demanding a sugar tax to reduce soft drink consumption -- but there's no evidence from other countries that have tried it that it has any health benefits.

New corrections policy accused of putting West Australian prisoners’ health at risk

New corrections policy accused of putting West Australian prisoners’ health at risk

Western Australia's peak medical body says a "short-term cost-cutting measure" is putting prisoners' health at risk.

Who’s really to thank for our jobs boom?

Who’s really to thank for our jobs boom?

The strong jobs growth under Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison is due to the government's health and education spending, and low interest rates, not a buoyant private sector.

Business Council tactics come straight from Republican playbook

Business Council tactics come straight from Republican playbook

The Business Council is taking its cue from Republicans in wanting unfunded company tax cuts to be paid for by ordinary Australians through health and education cuts.

We’ve achieved a ‘flexible economy’, but at what cost?

We’ve achieved a ‘flexible economy’, but at what cost?

Much of the big surge in jobs growth this year has come in the health sector. But it also appears to be the result of a flexible economy -- and while we've always been told that's good, it comes with its own problems.

Women in tech hits new low, jobs data shows

Women in tech hits new low, jobs data shows

The fall in the level of women in Australia's tech sector continues, while manufacturing had one of its best years of recent times, employment data shows.