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Daniel Hurst

Daniel Hurst covers federal politics, focusing on education, employment and workplace relations.

Electoral chief cautious about online voting

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Daniel Hurst Replacement of paper-and-pencil voting could see Australians lose confidence in results.

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Hacking fear if electronic vote replaces pencil, paper

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Daniel Hurst The replacement of paper-and-pencil voting with an electronic system could see Australians lose confidence in the integrity of election results, the nation's electoral chief has warned.

Union seeks to protect workers from threat of disease from nanotechnology

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Daniel Hurst THE union leader Paul Howes has likened nanotechnology to asbestos and called for more research to ease fears the growing use of fine particles could endanger manufacturing workers.

Union raises fears over nanotechnology

Daniel Hurst A union leader has likened nanotechnology to asbestos and called for more research to ease fears the growing use of fine particles could endanger manufacturing workers.

Schools to target cyber-bullying

The cyber safety scheme covers realistic scenarios young people may face online and how to deal with them.

Daniel Hurst Primary school students will learn about internet dangers and how to be 'safe and respectful digital citizens' in a bid to stop them from growing into cyber bullies.

Lessons to crack down on cyber-bullies

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Daniel Hurst School students will learn to be ''safe and respectful digital citizens'' in training designed to combat cyber-bullying.

Apple co-founder sees future as computer's pet

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Daniel Hurst Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he feeds his pet dog really good steak every night "because I might be a pet dog one day to the computers".

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Glitch gives graduates results early

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Daniel Hurst Eight hundred Year 12 graduates have accessed their core skills test results nearly four weeks early following a Queensland Studies Authority website glitch.

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Phone barcode just the ticket

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Daniel Hurst Could this weekend mark the beginning of the end for paper tickets at Suncorp Stadium?

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Blame wars: MP accepts responsibility for 'Gillard in kitchen' furore

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Daniel Hurst and Conal Hanna Federal Coalition MP Andrew Laming says he takes full responsibility for the 'liking' of a sexist Facebook page about Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

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Fraud victims just don't listen: police

Even after being warned by police, many fraud victims continue to pay money to criminals.

Daniel Hurst Three in four victims of email investment scams continue to send money after police warn them they're being deceived, Queensland's top fraud cop says.

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'Verbal sewer' Facebook harming children: principal

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Daniel Hurst A school principal fed up with cyber-bullying has used his usually sedate newsletter column to send a blunt message to parents.

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IT hopeful blames phishing woes on political foes

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Daniel Hurst The Queensland opposition's information technology spokeswoman has been ridiculed for blaming her political opponents after she fell for a global Twitter phishing scam.

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Good Guy fairly sacked over Facebook rant

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Daniel Hurst A man sacked for posting an expletive laden rant against his senior work colleagues on Facebook has failed in an unfair dismissed claim.

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MP enters online trolling war

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Daniel Hurst A Brisbane politician has waded into the fiery world of online comment wars, slamming critics as "keyboard warriors" whose arguments for the National Broadband Network were "pathetic".

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'Get over it': in defence of the NBN

An IT expert says the time for studies over the National Broadband Network is over, and it's now time for action.

Daniel Hurst A telecommunications expert has called on economists and business leaders questioning the value of the $43 billion National Broadband Network to "get over it".

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Man charged with defacing online tributes to dead children

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Daniel Hurst A Brisbane man has been arrested following an investigation into the defacing of Facebook tribute pages for slain Queensland children earlier this year.

Teacher, student 'off their faces' on Facebook

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Daniel Hurst Teacher told to remove student's post joking about getting drunk.

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