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Victoria votes: your guide to the 2018 election health promises

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Vijaya Sundararajan, Professor and Head of Department, Public Health, La Trobe University With health care spending accounting for 30% of the Victorian budget, or A$20 billion, health is a major policy area for the Victorian election on Saturday. While the Commonwealth pays for general practice, private specialists, […]

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Hundreds of protesting PNG police move in on Parliament over pay

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PNG security forces protesting in Waigani over unpaid APEC security allowances. Image: Loop PNG By RNZ Pacific Hundreds of Papua New Guinea police have descended on Parliament Haus in the Port Moresby suburb of Waigani demanding payments they say they are owed for providing security at last weekend’s APEC leaders summit. RNZ Pacific’s correspondent in […]

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Former PM Sir Mekere blasts ‘lavish staging’ and ‘ridicule’ of APEC

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NZ Foreign Minister Winston Peters announces a K22 million (NZ$10 million) aid project to help polio vaccination for Papua New Guineans at the St John Ambulance Operations Centre in Port Moresby. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A former prime minister has accused Papua New Guinea’s current leader Peter O’Neill of exposing the country […]

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Poll wrap: Labor’s worst polls since Turnbull; chaos likely in Victorian upper house

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Adrian Beaumont, Honorary Associate, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne This week’s Fairfax Ipsos poll, conducted November 14-17 from a sample of 1,200, gave Labor just a 52-48 lead, a three-point gain for the Coalition since October. Primary votes were 37% Coalition (up two), 34% […]

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We still live here: public housing tenants fight for their place in the city

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Pratichi Chatterjee, PhD Student, Urban Geography, University of Sydney After years of strong housing market growth, Sydney’s property market is slowing. Despite this, housing stress remains a reality for many Sydneysiders, with rents remaining largely untouched. Public housing is a lifeline for those who can’t afford to […]

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Fiji women have confidence that their gender in politics will hear their voices

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SODELPA’s Lynda Tabuya … “breath of fresh air” in Fiji politics. Image: Wikimedia Commons By Koroi Tadulala in Suva The role of women in every segment of society is vital and this is slowly been reflected through more women contesting political spaces in Fiji. This year recorded the highest number of women contesting the country’s […]

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Bainimarama wins again in Fiji, helped by muzzling the media, unions and the church

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Dominic O’Sullivan, Associate Professor of Political Science, Charles Sturt University Former coup leader Josaia Voreqe “Frank” Bainimarama has won re-election in Fiji. But he did so in a country where press freedom is severely limited, and authoritarian rule is used to curb dissent – even from the […]

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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – November 20 2018

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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – November 20 2018 Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. The Beehive and Parliament Buildings. Foreign affairs and tradeGordon Campbell: On how Malaysia has exposed our dodgy policies towards ChinaRichard Harman (Politik): Caught in the middleZane […]

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