Employees at Channel Ten have been asked to reduce their working days, Nick Tabakoff reports at The Australian. That kind of cutting-hours-to-save-cutting-jobs strategy is increasingly common these days. On the upside, people get to keep their jobs (and potentially cut back on insane working hours). On the downside, there'll be less money coming in. Have you been offered reduced working hours — and would you take them if they were offered? Share your reactions in the comments.
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The NBN is a painful political boil on the government's arse. After the promise of fast 100Mbps connections was squashed by the Abbott/Turnbull government, in favour of a program that said 25Mbps qualified as broadband, there have been all sorts of delays and issues with the service. A recent survey, albeit with a small sample size, quantified some of that pain, with many NBN customers saying they'd prefer to go back to their old ADSL connections. You know things are bad when ADSL looks like a better option. So, what can you do about it if you're on the NBN but it sucks?
The government's My Health Record (MHR) system promises to bring together a bunch of different healthcare data so that a trip to the hospital or doctor won't require lots of information being recorded over and over again. It should reduce some costs as healthcare providers can access pathology and other analyses without repeating tests and will simplify how we deal with some agencies. But it's also being implemented in a pretty ham-fisted way, with everyone's consent assumed unless they opt out. I've been looking at the system. Here's what I'll be doing.