Tagged With election 2016

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I waited until my seven-year-old was done with his breakfast to break the news. "Do you remember the election was yesterday?" I asked. "Yeah? Who won?" he said. I had to tell him: Donald Trump.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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The US Presidential race is in its final stages, and it's not hyperbolic to suggest the outcome could affect the rest of the world. If you work in IT or simply value your online privacy, it's worth taking a close look at the security policies of both candidates. While we might not have the ability to influence the outcome here in Australia, it definitely pays to be prepared for what might be in store...

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Five crossbench members of the House of Representatives will take their seats in the 45th parliament when it convenes in coming weeks. After a slim victory, how the Coalition works with the crossbench MPs will prove important to the success and stability of the Turnbull government. Here's a rundown of the independents and minor parties that the Government will have to woo in the Lower House if it wants to get anything done.

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Neither the prime minister Malcolm Turnbull nor opposition leader Bill Shorten was able to claim victory on election night last weekend. With uncertainty surrounding whether either party will be able to secure a majority of lower house seats, talk has now turned to whether Australia will again have a minority government and a “hung parliament”.

So, what is a hung parliament? And what is the procedure for determining who will form the next government? We explain the basics.

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After voting in the federal election on Saturday, Australians were told that the final result wouldn't be known until at least Tuesday with the possibility of a hung parliament looking increasingly likely. This interactive infographic from the Conversation breaks down how the numbers are falling across the country, with insights into every key seat.

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One of the most annoying aspects of voting at the federal election is the throngs of party faithful handing out how-to-vote cards. On the big day, 99.9 per cent of the population has already decided who its going to vote for, yet the volunteers are still out in force, foisting colourful sheets of paper on anyone who crosses their path. Here are some tactics to wind them up for pushing their party's agenda and wasting your time.

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The Federal Election is on this July 2. Yes, that's tomorrow. Did you know rules for voting for the Senate have changed? Have you picked who you're voting for yet? Where's the best Election Day sausage sizzle at? If you feel ill-prepared for Election Day, we've assembled a bunch of online tools and tips to help you be a responsible voter and to make the voting experience as painless as possible.

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As part of promoting the Government's $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda, Malcolm Turnbull has promised $15 million, if he is re-elected, will go towards the startup sector via his Incubator Support Program. This is a step up from the $8 million originally given, with an eye towards boosting the number of startup accelerators and incubators in Australia, especially those in regional areas.

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Double-dissolution elections do not come along very often. This election will be only the seventh double-dissolution election since federation. The last double-dissolution election was held in 1987, when the Hawke government was returned to power. So, what is a double-dissolution election? How does it differ from an ordinary election? And why the rush after the budget? What's the difference?