Health Insurance Premiums Set to Rise

Australians will be paying more for their health insurance premiums, with the federal government getting the green light to hike up its premium costs. 13 million Australians will see their health insurance costs increase by 3.25 per cent from April 1 next year, despite Health Minister Greg Hunt’s claims that is the lowest since 2001.…

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States, Territories Join With Federal Government in Population Policy Overhaul

Australian States and Territories have agreed to develop a population plan with the Federal Government in an effort to address boost the population in smaller areas, overcrowding while directing migration to areas needing workers. Scott Morrison had made migration and the nation’s population the main agenda of his first Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting…

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New Laws to Give Police, Security Agencies Access to Encrypted Messages in Serious Crime

Police and intelligence agencies will be empowered to access encrypted messages under new laws that will help fight terrorism and serious crimes. The laws, which are expected to pass parliament this week, will give police access to messages on encrypted social media applications including WhatsApp, used in criminal activity. The Federal Government made a deal…

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Federal Government Improves Firefighting With $26 million Boost

Australia’s firefighting systems will be overhauled to better equip firefighters to face dangerous and unpredictable fires. Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed the plan on Wednesday to inject $26 million in a funding boost to improve current firefighting measures across the country. The improvements will include $5.85 million to update of the ageing national fire danger…

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