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No efficiency in the Australian health system

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A third of treatments listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule is potentially wasteful or outdated. Neil Batt says we need to provide fairness in our health system and empower the consumer.

The new Cabinet - repositioning the Government

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Will Malcolm Turnbull succeed as Prime Minister where Abbott, Rudd and Gillard ultimately failed? Dominic O’Sullivan comments on the new Cabinet, the Canning by-election and the Labor party’s future.

Introducing the GAP Jobs Summit

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Global Access Partners (GAP) holds its 6th Annual Growth Summit in NSW Parliament House to discuss the future of jobs. Catherine Fritz-Kalish, Co-founder and Managing Director of GAP, delivered the introduction.

How can we sustain productivity growth into the future?

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Digital disruption is changing the face of Australian economy, while bureaucracy and red tape restrict the public and private sector. Ahead of the GAP Jobs Summit, Kathryn Matthews, Partner at Deloitte Access Economics, explains what needs to be done to boost productivity into the future.

The fall of Tony Abbott

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Malcolm Turnbull has been elected as Australia’s 29th Prime Minister after a leadership spill against Tony Abbott on Monday afternoon. Binoy Kampmark has the details.

Malcolm Turnbull is the new PM

Malcolm TurnbullMalcolm Turnbull has been sworn in as 29th Prime Minister of Australia. He won in a Liberal Party leadership ballot against former Prime Minister Tony Abbott with 54 against 44 votes on Monday evening. Julie Bishop was confirmed as deputy leader, defeating Kevin Andrews with 70 to his 30 votes.

Liberal versus Labor in the wars of corruption

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The former judge Dyson Heydon insists on his decision not to stand aside from the royal commission into trade unions after he agreed to attend a Liberal Party fundraiser. Jason Cavallaro questions the Labor Party’s motives in continuing to seek his removal.

NDIS delayed is NDIS denied

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Some suggest to stop or slow down the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Craig Wallace says this would spark an unprecedented outrage as people with disability, families and carers have already waited 40 years for help.

Jobs of the future

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How do you go about finding out what the right job is for you as a young student? Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC says you need to tackle the future with the skills and attitudes to make your opportunities.

Restoring Australia’s competitiveness

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After 23 years of consecutive growth, Australia is at a crossroads. Kate Carnell, CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, identifies five areas where Australia is falling behind and can take action to improve.