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Cash ban continues against inquiry advice

The government has bypassed parliamentary procedures by pushing controversial legislation to ban cash transactions through the House of Representatives before a new inquiry concludes.

Despite proposals to limit cash transactions over $10,000 being delayed following a committee review in August, authorities are continuing ahead with the plans against advice from the report.

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Queensland mandating gender theory curriculum?

The Queensland government is set to make a new program with controversial links to gender theory websites compulsory in all schools across the state.

The move is part of a national push to ‘educate’ children about the nature of sexuality and relationships, however many are concerned this will leave the most vulnerable in our society exposed to hyper-sexual information.

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Rotten Eggs: Corruption in Australia

Ask citizens why their countries aren’t developing, or investors why they choose not to invest in some regions, and suspicions of deep-rooted corruption is almost always at the top of the list.

Australia, despite being an industrialised and developed nation, experiences a variety of conflict of interest sagas in industries such as banking, health, media and more.

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Cash ban delayed after public backlash

Legislation that would have outlawed cash payments for goods and services exceeding $10,000 has been set aside and referred to a committee until February 2020.

Following a influx of public submissions, the setback of the bill has been described as a “notable victory”, while concerns still remain surrounding the details of the proposed legislative changes.

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Inquiry launched into 5G in Australia

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts has commenced a parliament-first inquiry into 5G network technology.

The announcement follows months of public outcry from concerned citizens and community action groups over the rollout of 5G in Australia.

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Regional NSW is running out of water supplies

Parts of regional NSW could run out of water as early as November, with other locations set to follow, as reports predict the “worst-case scenario” for communities with no urgent intervention.

Almost a dozen towns across regional New South Wales and southern Queensland are staring down the battle of a crisis that’s been dubbed “day zero”.

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South Australia to lift ban on GM crops

The South Australian government is seeking to lift the state’s long-standing ban on genetically modified (GM) crops beginning next year.

According to proposed changes to an existing moratorium, mainland farmers would be given the freedom to choose to plant for the first time since 2003.

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Why do we trust scientific research? | FFT

In a world full of deception, propaganda and half-truths, it is imperative for individuals to revisit foundation beliefs that structure both our minds and our societies.

In the following Food For Thought discussion, we examine one of the most common references that individuals use when attempting to prove a viewpoint -- the ‘legitimacy’ of scientific papers.

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More 5G tower victories across Australia

Telco giants have been met with further roadblocks in the race towards 5G, with more regions successfully campaigning to reject future tower proposals.

The Lathlain and Currumbin Valley regions have recently won bids to appeal both tower and mobile base station installations, following on from similar victories in the Sutherland Shire region last month.

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Plans to limit cash transactions over $10,000

The Australian government has released draft legislation to implement an economy-wide cash payment limit of $10,000 from 1 January 2020.

Treasury officials have announced the laws will be “encouraging the transition to a digital society”.

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