Australia

Australian politics' Kodak moment spells trouble for the major parties

David Fagan, Queensland University of Technology

When people talk about disruption, they mostly tell the stories of what has happened to big businesses such as Kodak, Blockbuster, Barnes and Noble, and most of the world’s newspapers.

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G20 sets Brisbane’s sight back on the world stage

Foreign eyes looking at Australia tend to gaze on the architectural brilliance of Sydney and the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne as the crown jewels of Australia. But in the south-east corner of Queensland lies the pair’s somewhat forgotten cousin, Brisbane.

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Ariana Grande ‘one less problem’

American pop artist Ariana Grande is sooooo hot, hot, hot right now.

With her hit ‘Problem’ exploding at over 183 million views and counting, it seems everyone wants a piece of her. (more…)

Demand for university threatened as tuition fees set to sky rocket?

The grounds of Australian universities are filled to overflowing with students scurrying from class to class like crabs in shells of aspiration. The country’s top research universities, Melbourne, Sydney and Australian National University (ANU) are huge by world standards – typically enrolling 40,000 students, in comparison to American counterpart Stanford University with just under 16,000 filling their hallowed halls. With the Australian government’s budget cuts to higher education and plans to increase per-student contribution, some are concerned demand for degrees may drop and see the robust university sector fade to a skeleton.

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The 20 people you should follow on Twitter

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With well over 645 million users and 500 million tweets sent per day, Twitter can be a daunting place to play. You may be one of the 271 million active users, or perhaps you make up the 40% of users who watch the tweets go by but never say a thing.

It can be a challenge to condense the right amount of wit, fact, comment or self-promotion into a 140 character tweet and send it out into the twitterverse. The 140 character phenomena has seen various ‘how to tweet’ blog posts and ebooks surface across the internet. And where some users may find this character count limiting, others see it as a challenge to conquer.

So who is top of the tweet line? Who are the best people to follow on Twitter to get your daily dose of news, sport, business, politics, tech, entertainment, lifestyle and travel?

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AusVeg Convention set to be the biggest and brightest yet

A Dutch vegetable grower who produces greens that taste like oysters and cheese will be among the guest speakers inspiring growers at this year’s AusVeg National Convention.

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Promises, promises

“The new government has failed to deliver on its election promises.”

These are words we so often hear thrown around the political sphere and today especially, the day after the Coalition announced Budget 2014.

From election promises to pinky promises and everything in between, broken promises are the bane of my life.

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