By Bernard Mark Thompson Australian and Chinese free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations are under threat after revelations Chinese espionage units have actively hacked Australian corporations and federal parliament emails. This follows the U.S. government’s move to indict five Chinese military …

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By Lauren Cooney. Edited for online by Bernard Thompson. A Queensland University of Technology and Arizona State University joint study on environmental factors reveals summer temperature hikes are more likely to cause heat-related admissions to hospital. The study shows emergency …

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By Jim Malo. Edited for online by Bernard Thompson. Euthanasia proponents are again pushing for legalising assisted suicide following a Victorian doctor’s admission that he helped a man to die. Dr Rodney Syme last month confessed on ABC Radio to …

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By Tom Armstrong. Edited for online by Bernard Thompson. Religious groups and school organisations are concerned over the future of the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) following the Federal Government’s Commission of Audit recommendations for it to be abolished. The …

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By Saskia Edwards. Edited for online by Bernard Thompson. Migrant advocates are concerned the Federal Government’s Commission of Audit proposal to reduce the minimum wage will significantly lower foreign workers’ standard of living. The Commission of Audit, released earlier this …

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