2206, 2015

No. 250

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AUSTRALIA’S “HAVING A GO” ETHOS WILL WORK IN A DIGITAL WORLD Stone the crows! Employment isn’t mass produced anymore The big news in additive manufacturing this week was printing monuments to ego. It is now [...]

1506, 2015

No. 249

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Journal publishers get what they don’t pay for – but not for long Stone the crows! The rivers of gold are drying up in the way the world shares knowledge, so journal publishers are building [...]

106, 2015

No. 248

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HEALTH PRIORITIES – WHO GETS WHAT? Stone the crows! Ever-more medical research is just what doctors order, but which doctors? Despite the Senate knocking back the GP co-payment supposed to fund the $20bn Medical Research [...]

2505, 2015

No. 247

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Electric e-cars. It’s enough to drive a Crow to drink. Stone the crows! We are all set to stall. According to Infrastructure Australia, cities will stop as roads choke, with travel times increasing by 20 [...]

1805, 2015

No. 246

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FEDS TO SPEND $5M TO ADVERTISE THE OBVIOUS – PARENTS SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN EDUCATION Stone the crows! The feds will spend $5m urging parents to ask their kids what they did at school. Buried [...]

1105, 2015

No. 245

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HEALTH SPENDING – AN INCURABLE COMPLAINT STONE the crows! Even if tomorrow’s budget prescribes spending cuts to deal with the deficit the prognosis will be poor because the country suffers from an incurable complaint – [...]

2704, 2015

No. 244

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NOT WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED STONE the crows! Health Minister Sussan Ley has commissioned a review of the 5500 services, (who knew!) on the Medicare Benefits Schedule.[i] Quite right, millions spent on tests here, a [...]

2004, 2015

No. 243

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Stone the crows! Pharmacists have a prescription to cure competition. While the Competition Policy Review acknowledged the sales of prescription drugs must be regulated, it rejected the existing restrictions on who can own pharmacies and [...]

1304, 2015

No. 242

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We need a Navy able to fight when it does not choose the terms Stone the crows, not only is the Navy spending a bomb on building submarines it is also investing in ways to [...]

704, 2015

No. 241

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SANCTIONS: SMARTER THAN SHOOTING STONE the crows! Could sanctions be superior to sabre rattling? Sanctions got a bad name in the 1990s when Saddam Hussein managed to convince public opinion in the West that the [...]

2903, 2015

No. 240

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VAPING THE GREEN POLICE Stone the crows! Turn that cigarette off! Smokers of all sorts are finding new ways to defy the people who know what’s good for us by taking up e-cigarettes. The Australian [...]