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McKinsey paid $10k a day for AdBlue analysis

The federal government is paying a consulting giant nearly $10,000 a day for supply and demand analysis of a critical diesel exhaust fluid but refuses to disclose exactly how...

Funding boost to govt women in STEM programs

The Industry department has opened a $13 million STEM diversity grants round while the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering has been given $41 million to run a...

Experts who recommended research grants condemn minister’s veto

The experts who recommended funding for research projects that were later blocked by the acting Education minister late last year have condemned the intervention, warning it “undermines” the independent...

Australia’s online safety reform ‘not worthy of its name’

The federal government’s online safety laws and the eSafety Commissioner are “woefully inadequate”, and planned reforms will do nothing to help those most impacted from online harms, according to...

In search of a new model for Uni research funding

As custodians of our taxes, the Commonwealth government should be aiming to get the best return for the nation from expenditure on our public Universities. While the most recent...

Digital voting canned for upcoming NSW elections

New South Wales’ troubled digital voting system will not be used for the upcoming state and local government by-elections and needs “extensive reconfiguration and testing”  following tech glitches late...