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A House of Representatives committee is trying to find out why Australian consumers have to pay more for their IT and what can be done about it.
War without end
A parliamentary committee has been warned that an increasing number of Australian Defence Force personnel are returning from overseas conflicts to find their next battle begins at home.
Back from the brink
The road back from the disastrous summer of 2011 has been long and hard. As the rebuild continues, federal MPs want to recognise the remarkable efforts made by their communities, but also ensure the lessons learnt are not forgotten.
Fifty years after becoming independent, Samoa has become an important bastion of parliamentary democracy in the Pacific. Australia is playing its part in supporting the Samoan Legislative Assembly’s ongoing development.
The underbelly of the global economy is being exposed as part of a new parliamentary inquiry.