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Stories for Friday, 31 July 2015
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Advocates call for national legal approach to intellectual disability   
Produced by Jack Lawrie

Disability advocacy groups are calling for recent South Australian laws that improve the rights of the intellectually disabled in court to be adopted nation-wide. The bill aims to provide assistance for people who have difficulty talking in court and relieve them of the obligation to recount traumatic experiences multiple times.

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Greens call for free university education   
Produced by Steven Riggall

Education hasn't been a big point scorer for the Abbott government and now the Greens are hoping to capitalise on that with a new campaign. They've launched a website with a few nifty features like a calculator to estimate how much a future degree will cost under the government's policies. They argue Australia has to adopt free university education to keep up with countries around the world.

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Should we be wary of killer robots?   
Produced by Cameron McAloon

Artificial Intelligence Technology has developed in leaps and bounds over the last decade. Google now has cars that can drive themselves, and you can purchase drones and flying cameras that operate independently without human control. But there is a dark side of the technology. Modern warfare and autonomous weapons systems could drive a third revolution in warfare.

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Government fraud costing big bucks   
Produced by Jack Lawrie

A new report by the Australian Institute of Criminology shows the government lost over 530 million dollars last year to fraud. Of the 265,866 reported cases, only around 1000 defendants a year were prosecuted, and of those only 10% received serious sentences. Jack Lawrie spoke to AIC Principle Criminologist, Dr Russell Smith about why government fraud is so high.

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More work needed on culturally appropriate Indigenous health services   
Produced by Steven Riggall

Making health delivery culturally appropriate has long been an issue of concern for policy makers. The most recent ATSI health plan developed under the previous Labor government even had it as a core principle. So how have we gone in delivering these outcomes?

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