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Sarah Whyte

Sarah Whyte is a political reporter in the Canberra bureau, covering immigration, customs and the High Court. Previously, Sarah was the consumer affairs reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Humanitarian migrants are the most entrepreneurial but have the worst income

Humanitarian migrants are the most entrepreneurial but have the worst income

Migrants who have been granted permanent humanitarian visas are the most entrepreneurial when compared with all permanent migrants in Australia but have the lowest income, new statistics reveal.

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'Midnight ambush': NDIS board members discover they are being dumped via ad

Board members on the National Disability Insurance Scheme were given a "midnight ambush" when their jobs were advertised in a national paper before they were told, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says.

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Medicare claims hit million a day as patient services grow

Medicare claims have surged in NSW and Victoria over a decade, as patients demand more services, more often.

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States defend Northern Territory's paperless arrests regime

Solicitor-Generals for NSW and Queensland have defended the Northern Territory government's "paperless arrests" regime, arguing there was nothing wrong with officers being given the power to investigate, prosecute and then judge cases without a judicial process.

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Indigenous health: 32,000 could have eyesight saved with $23m in funding: report

A PWC report estimates that 32,000 Indigenous Australians could avoid blindness if the government invests another $23 million.

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Australian Hearing privatisation would be damaging to deaf children, say families

Australian Hearing Services has been targeted by the Department of Finance since last year for a possible sell-off.

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Healthy welfare card restricts spending on alcohol, gambling

A proposed "technologically advanced" cashless welfare card will link to recipients' mobile phones and restrict them from spending payments on gambling or alcohol.

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Medibank accused of using dud list to reduce hospital costs

Medibank accused of using dud list to reduce hospital costs

Private insurance giant Medibank has been accused of using a dud list to reduce its hospital costs by Australia's peak quality and safety commission on health care

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Northern Territory paperless arrests law should be repealed: Coroner

The paperless arrests scheme in the Northern Territory should be repealed, a coroner has found, after an indigenous man died in a cold concrete cell in custody, despite asking to see a doctor.

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Generation Why Not opt for social change

Sisters commit to improving lives of Indigenous people.

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Ice addicts waiting up to three months for rehabilitation

Ice addicts waiting up to three months for rehabilitation

Ice addicts are facing up to three months' wait to get into rehabilitation clinics, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott described the drug as the "worst drug scourge", Australia has ever faced.

  • by Sarah Whyte