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1 November 2017 1:47 AM Illegal tobacco helps fund North Korea’s nuclear regime

A US security chief’s allegation may answer the enduring question of where Kim Jong-un’s North Korea finds the money for its intimidating military stockpile. David Luna says the North Korean regime accumulates most of its wealth through a network of “criminal enterprises that trade in everything from goods made by forced labour to counterfeit currency 26

23 October 2017 1:28 PM Government urged to boost health incentives, raise teacher pay in Productivity Commission report

AUSTRALIANS are spending up to 10 years of their life on a sickbed, with the government told a $200 billon reboot could save our waistlines and economy. The Productivity Commission (PC) estimates the economic benefits from a health system reboot could be worth $200 billion over the next 20 years. That’s one of its recommendations after being asked by the Government 51

14 September 2017 8:59 PM Australia must get ready for the next Asian Financial Crisis, says top official

Australia must stand ready to provide financial support and loan guarantees to regional neighbours in the event of economic crisis in Asia, one of Australia's top economic officials has warned. Barry Sterland, who until recently represented Australia on the International Monetary Fund board, says there are "structural reasons" for thinking financial 30

14 September 2017 12:59 AM 8@eight: Flat start in store ahead of jobs data

Speculative appetite was easing this past session, with uneven performance across so-called risk assets and a far more temperate pace for those benchmarks that managed new highs. Depending on this week’s economic forecasts in Australia, China and the US, the AUD reaching 82c is within the realm of possibility. (This video was produced in commercial 15

12 September 2017 9:00 AM State's second-level education completion rate among highest in OECD

Ireland has second highest completion rate for boys at upper-second level, report finds Ireland has one of the highest completion rates of upper second-level education, according to the latest OECD report. Ireland has the third highest completion rate for girls (92 per cent) and the second highest for boys (90 per cent), at upper-second (Leaving Cert cycle) 44

14 August 2017 12:44 AM ‘They’ll bring out the pitchforks and revolt’: Dick Smith launches $1 million anti-immigration ad

Dick Smith to Waleed: "You don't understand basic economics"0:35 OUTSPOKEN entrepreneur Dick Smith has warned of a violent revolution if Australia’s immigration intake is not dramatically scaled back. Thirty years after the classic “Grim Reaper” AIDS ad first aired on TV, the businessman is launching his own version — featuring the original voice actor 358

18 July 2017 6:51 AM John Howard’s bait-and-switch: Is it time for a debate on the mass immigration ‘Ponzi scheme’?

Until relatively recently, Australia’s population grew at a stately pace. There was an influx of European immigration in the mid-1940s, and pause from the mid-1970s, but in the 100 years after Federation in 1901, net overseas migration averaged 70,000 people a year. Then in the early 2000s, Prime Minister John Howard opened the floodgates. Over the last 12 years 51

12 July 2017 10:12 PM Viability of an Australian space agency tested by government review

Sinodinos announces space policy review2:26 A GOVERNMENT review will examine the feasibility of an Australian space agency, boosting the nation into an international club of above sky-high economies. Most developed nations have space agencies to co-ordinate their research, communications and exploration efforts in what has become a global $420 billion 104

8 June 2017 11:16 AM The youth at the boothThe biggest political divide in Britain is age

Forget Brexit, class and education. This election has pitted the young against the old “Why do young people hate Jeremy Corbyn?” So asked GQ magazine on March 27th after the Labour Party received just 29% of the vote from those under 25 in one poll. Despite approving of his “retro-chic clothing” and “trendy beard”, the commentator lamented that Mr Corbyn 38

29 May 2017 7:09 PM Here's how Australia's schools are funded — and we promise not to mention Gonski

School funding has been a hot topic since the Federal Government announced plans to change how much money it gives to schools around the country. But do you understand how our schools get their money? Here are some jargon-free facts to clarify how it works. The majority of funding for Australian schools — in fact, about three-quarters of it — comes from the state 14