The Olympics: how good are we?

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Like the majority of Australians at the moment – I have caught a fever which mysteriously flares up once every four years. This particular fever can be identified when the person exhibits the following symptoms over a two week period. The person will sweat, cry, show signs of Tourette Syndrome with the ...

The looming election

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Next Saturday, 2 July 2016, Australia will go to the polls to elect a new House of Representatives and a new Senate. The 2016 election is only the seventh election initiated by a double dissolution since Federation. The last double dissolution election was held in 1987 by the then Hawke Government; ...

Age Pension: a short history

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On 10 June 1908 the Invalid and Old-age Pensions Act received royal assent. From 1 July 1909 – Old-age pensions and the Invalid Pension became payable to the ‘appropriately qualified people’ within Australia. This new scheme replaced a number of very similar pension schemes – which had been implemented by the New ...


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