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'It'll change thousands of lives': New drug could help cystic fibrosis sufferers live longer

People with cystic fibrosis may have a better quality of life with a new drug that's showing promising results in recent trials, and could be available within five years.

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If you think the best way to advance your career in Australia is to jump from job to job, think again. Most employers will overlook you

The vast majority of Australian employers overlook candidates who often change jobs. This is despite 25% of Australians being employed in contract, part-time or casual roles. More »     

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The Australian dollar can't break higher no matter how hard it tries

The Australian dollar came under renewed selling pressure on Wednesday, trimming earlier gains to close mixed for ...

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Pro-life groups to target MPs who voted to legalise abortion

In the wake of last night's historic debate in Queensland Parliament, pro-life groups say they will work to oust MPs ...

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Joyce 'will be Nationals leader again', frontbencher says, amid spill speculation

Michelle Landry concedes Barnaby Joyce is likely to become the party's leader again, but insists there is no appetite ...

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17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that ...

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Abortion no longer a crime in Queensland after historic vote

History is made in Queensland Parliament, with MPs voting to scrap century-old laws that criminalise abortion — 50 to 41.

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NBN Complaints To The TIO Are Falling

Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) are on the up but the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) acknowledges the trend is beginning to change direction. But this is the third consecutive year that consumers have voiced discontent with the services provided by their ...

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Five predictions from 2003: how have we progressed?

I admit I sometimes feel a bit despondent about our leadership, when they can change their minds in a matter of days.

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Australia-Indonesia free trade deal safe for now but Malaysian criticism swift

The Indonesia-Australia free trade deal, which was finalised in August, is due to be signed later this year. Although that could change.

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'Blood bricks': How climate change is trapping Cambodians in modern slavery

As drought and unpredictable rain forces indebted farmers off their land, whole families are paying the price as bonded ...

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Police raids and arrests: Laws that let Sir Joh target abortion clinics could be scrapped

On a sunny day in 1985 police burst through the doors of one of Queensland's only abortion facilities, confiscating files and arresting doctors. This week laws criminalising abortion could change for the first time in ...

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Car accident sharpens Lauren Scherf's Canberra Capitals focus for WNBL

The Capitals centre stepped up in the first game of the season and says a change of off-court focus is behind her form.

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UBS expects a big downside surprise in Australia's next inflation report

UBS expects a downside surprise from Australia's next inflation report, released on October 31. It tips underlying inflation will grow by just 0.3% in the three months to September, near the lowest rate on record, leaving the change on a year earlier at 1.7%. More »     

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Caesarean sections have doubled since 2000, sparking calls for change

The rise has been driven by women in wealthier regions with no medical issues.

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A government refusing to act on climate change is a government not fit to lead

Some political parties are simply unfit to govern. The federal Liberals' refusal to address climate change disqualifies them from the being serious ...

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The US Fed might be about to change its strategy, and markets aren't prepared

US bond yields rose to a seven-year high last week, but French bank BNP Paribas says now is a good time to buy ...

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Could an independent body solve emissions policy? History says no

Crikey readers debate the effectiveness of a hypothetical independent body to solve climate change. The post Could an independent body solve emissions policy? History says no appeared first on Crikey.

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Why has God spat his almighty dummy?

The dire warnings of climate change have been instantly dismissed by our coal-besotted government. Is it this that is leaving God quite irate?

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Morrison to change Sex Discrimination Act to protect gay students from expulsion

In a move which has bipartisan support, the Prime Minister will introduce amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act to make it clear that no student of a non-state school should be expelled on the basis of their sexuality.

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These 12 Australian coal power stations would need to close to hit the IPCC target: report

The world got a stark warning on climate change this week, but if Australia is to act on it and hit the IPCC's ...

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'Regime change without a war': we need to get smarter about fake news

Social media makes all of us both consumers and producers of information that can be dangerous.

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Caesarean sections have doubled since 2000, sparking calls for change

The proportion of babies born through caesarean section globally each year has almost doubled, driven by women in wealthier regions with no medical ...

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Morrison avoids dwelling on climate change, but will the voters?

The Government is correct when it judges voters are focused on power prices, but it underestimates people's concern ...

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Reef foundation to seek millions from fossil fuel companies, refuses donations from tobacco, porn

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation, which was controversially awarded a $440 million grant by the Federal Government, is looking to raise almost double that to help the reef and will review its climate change policy after dire warnings from the United Nations.

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Our democracy has failed — time for an independent climate action body

It's time for a Reserve Bank-style independent body on climate change that reflects our longstanding belief that some issues are too important to be left to politicians. The post Our democracy has failed — time for an independent climate action body appeared first on Crikey.

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If Morrison cares about the ‘survival of the species’, where’s the action on climate change?

Crikey readers discuss Scott Morrison's treatment of LGBTIQ students and Australia's climate obsession. The post If Morrison cares about the ‘survival of the species’, where’s the action on climate change? appeared first on Crikey.

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