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Security overhaul after Medibank attack

One of Australia’s largest private health insurers has completed a cyber security overhaul, months after a major hacking scandal. Medibank has resumed all customer-facing platforms on Saturday morning after temporarily shutting down its IT systems to...

How cybercrime could cripple Aust systems

Australian hospitals could be forced to pay ransoms to criminals to keep patients safe as the cyber security threat escalates in the aftermath of “wake-up call” attacks. The troubling warning is high on the list of...

Leading GP fears for profession’s future

General practice will cease to exist unless there’s a drastic overhaul of frontline medical services, the new head of Australia’s peak body for GPs warns. Incoming Royal Australian College of General Practitioners president Nicole Higgins says...

Argentina end Australia’s World Cup run

The world’s best footballer has helped end Australia’s best World Cup, with Argentina ace Lionel Messi scoring in a 2-1 win which eliminates the Socceroos. Messi hit yet another landmark with a sublime strike and his...

Aviation firefighters strike called off

Aviation firefighters have halted plans to strike heading into the Christmas season, after coming to an in-principle agreement with their employer to prevent staff shortages. Firefighters were set to walk off the job at 27 airports...

Work starts on federal corruption watchdog

Australia’s first federal anti-corruption watchdog is seeking a commissioner to lead its work, offering a salary package higher than that of the chief justice. Federal parliament this week approved laws to set up the National Anti-Corruption...

Twitter suspends Ye over swastika post

Twitter has again suspended the account of Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, just two months after it was reinstated, because Elon Musk said the rapper violated the platform’s rules prohibiting incitement to...

Workplace bill set to pass the Senate

The Albanese government’s contentious industrial relations laws are expected to pass the parliament following crunch negotiations with key Senate crossbenchers. Workplace Relations Minister Tony Burke says he is confident he workplace relations changes, which enshrine multi-employer...

Aussie Davis Cup men inspired by Socceroos

Lleyton Hewitt’s team are happy to play the role of underdogs with a bite in the Davis Cup final against Canada – and will take inspiration from watching the Socceroos do the same at the...