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Finance Minister Mathias [muh-TEE-us] Cormann is acting Prime Minister this week as Malcolm Turnbull travels to the United States. The Belgian migrant quickly became involved in politics after arriving to Australia the 1990s.
In this episode: Anger at Google image search 'peace deal'; Facebook told to stop tracking in Belgium; Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker.
A wave of ultra-long flights that will get you halfway around the world in one hop is pushing airlines to deal with the one extra you can't escape: Relentless insomnia, debilitating fatigue and tormented bowels, better known as jet lag.
Migrant-community groups say they are alarmed by proposed new laws which would make migrants wait longer to be eligible for welfare payments. The Federal Government has introduced legislation to parliament calling for an additional year of...
A good general practitioner, or GP, is worth its weight in gold. But how do you find the right doctor who is qualified, attentive and understands your background?
Finding a GP in Australia, especially if you live in a big city, is quite easy. A simple Internet search will come up with several doctors in your area. But picking the right GP for you will necessitate a little bit more work. Ask your network Th...
A Senate motion has called on Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to either resign or be sacked by the National Party. It came less than two hours after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced Mr Joyce would be taking leave next week. Mr Joyce...
Muslims make up less than three per cent of the Australian population*, yet dominate the news headlines and are often misunderstood. In a new SBS documentary, 10 Muslim Australians with vastly different views on their faith live under one roof for...
Researchers from the Earth Dynamics Research Group at Curtin University have uncovered compelling evidence that Australia and North America may have been linked roughly 1.6 billion years ago.
By repurposing seafood shells discarded by diners these conservationist are restoring southern Australia's shellfish reefs.
In this episode: Facebook testing 'downvote' button; Apple confirms iPhone source code leak; Uber urges NSW users to complain about $1 tax per ride; Winter Olympics: Games organisers confirm opening ceremony cyber attack.
Questions over what claim the public has over the private lives of public figures are again to the fore following revelations the Deputy Prime Minister may have had a relationship with a staffer. Barnaby Joyce, who has spoken out several times in...

How to enrol for Medicare

Medicare is the Australian publicly funded universal health care system. When eligible, you can access a range of medical services for free including care as a patient in a public hospital or lower cost prescriptions.
In Australia, having Medicare cover has many benefits. It lets you access a range of medical services for free or at a lower cost as well as lower cost prescriptions and free care as a patient in a public hospital....
A Victorian Supreme Court Judge's decision to ban a woman wearing a full-face veil from his courtroom has been described by the Islamic Council Of Victoria as a "breach of human rights". The incident has also renewed calls from the state's...
After 55 years and hundreds of thousands of visitors, the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary officially closed for the final time.
Here’s what you need to know about opening a bank account in Australia.  
When you move to Australia, one of the first things you'll need to sort out is a bank account. From organising accommodation, to getting paid by your employer, having an Australian bank account is essential to make these everyday tasks easier. ...