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Appy-Land or Geekistan? The open questions of Open Data

Under Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s watch, the way we engage with government agencies is set to go digital by default...(read more)

David Rowe

Political favours and the rights of TV sport audiences

As the dust settles after a decisive change of government, it is time for the main support players to call in their favours...(read more)

Sally Macarthur

Music is the loser in the quest for 'innovation'

Innovation is much sought after in music. But could the pursuit of the slightly nebulous-sounding “innovation” be driving music in the wrong direction?...(read more)

Ric Lovell

Footballers can’t stand the heat? No sweat – just fix the fixtures

Athletes are paid for pushing their bodies to the limit, but at what stage do we acknowledge that baking hot afternoons might not be the safest time for our sportspeople to ply their trade?...(read more)


Expert says pre-loading at schoolies weekend a dangerous game

Research has found young drinkers are far more likely to ‘pre-load’ on drinks and drugs before heading out to pubs and clubs, and that those who do...(read more)

Michael Salter

Arrests shine light into murky world of child pornography

The arrest of 348 suspected members of a child pornography network has garnered headlines around the world, especially in countries where mass arrests have been made...(read more)

David Rowe

The Ashes: where the indigestible meets the indelible

An Ashes series symbolically ushers in the Australian summer in a manner akin to the loud soundtrack of thrumming cicadas. The media will cover the sporting exploits with forensic intensity...(read more)

Steven Freeland new

Australia's spying in Indonesia not prohibited by international law

The controversies arising from recent revelations that Australia’s intelligence gathering agencies may have spied on Indonesia’s President, his wife...(read more)

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