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- Keith A Tudor on 19 new charges against Thomson And so the charges pour in and are added to the mass of other charges already preferred against this joker - yet it drags on ... more
- Samuel Kyrikos on Ford to cut production in Australia I agree this has been coming your years. Little or no productivity and vehicle improvements. I believe the trade unionists ... more
- paulo on UK terror: soldier hacked to death Robert.I studied history and most people know that the nazis wanted to dominate europe .They also murdered ... more
- paulo on UK terror: soldier hacked to death So Peter you are an example of what i said about extremism or You accuse muslims of rioting ,raping, riots yet you forget ... more
- Peter on UK terror: soldier hacked to death @ Robert: I think you might be the one who needs to research WWII. This time open your eyes. more
- Katrina Haller on Calls to legalise euthanasia in NSW Assisted suicide has been prohibited for over 2000 years. It would have made doctors into killers. We can focus on care for ... more
- Vince on Calls to legalise euthanasia in NSW I would like to know what these politicians would do if they knew someone who was going through unimaginable suffering. I'm ... more
- Vince on Ford to cut production in Australia Totally agree with Peter. The writing was on the wall years ago, so it should not have come as a surprise. I can't feel ... more
- Kimber on Calls to legalise euthanasia in NSW Anybody who has had to sit by the side of terminally ill person and see their distress at having to linger and suffer in ... more
- Robert on UK terror: soldier hacked to death @paulo. You havent got a clue about WW2. Try researching without hollywood movies and propaganda books. more
- Robert on Ford to cut production in Australia So much for globalisation. Boy they really suckered us into that one. more
- Peter on UK terror: soldier hacked to death And one of the biggest supporters of the Nazi's was Islam! the SS even had a muslim death squad! The EDL and other so called ... more
- Peter on Ford to cut production in Australia And who didn't see this coming years ago?Typical Labor and Unions not living in the real world and understanding that ... more
- Peter on Premier sticks with Gonski decision Barry was conned by Ju-lier!There is no extra money for Gonski! Any money they do have has been re-directed from other ... more
- paulo on Kevin Rudd on gay marriage support Terrence again you think all gays just want to go to discos and saunas and have many partners.Well there are many who ... more
- paulo on UK terror: soldier hacked to death I come from London .Homegrown Islamic extremism is a problem, however the EDL the English Defence League that rioted after ... more
- m on Man refuses rising for magistrate what i would like to see is someone giving parking tickets out in front of any mosque on a friday. council !! anyone ... more
- Terrence on Premier sticks with Gonski decision Carry on Barry! If a Lieberal party stooge accuses you of being Labour - you who won a landslide election for the party, ... more
- Terrence on Kevin Rudd on gay marriage support @Paulo, why is it prejudice to point out that the institution of marriage has nothing to do with homosexual lifestyle? Tell ... more
- Terrence on Economic hard times for Aussies Well Bill, I wish you had said that before you came here. If you think we are doing it tough spare a thought for most of the ... more
Do we need Next Gen Bank Notes?
The Reserve Bank of Australia has been working on creating new, "youthful"-looking bank notes for the past five years, it's been reported. Jason Morrison on the $9.3 million project, Next Generation Bank Note.
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Designers have been supplied with new portraits of the notes' subjects and asked to capture Australian characteristics with "youthful" and "energetic design qualities", it says.
The RBA had toyed with the notion of removing Queen Elizabeth II from the $5 note in favour of subjects including Henry Parkes - known as the father of federation - but scrapped the idea last year.
A bank spokesman has confirmed the project, saying it was taking place to ensure Australia maintained its "relatively low levels of counterfeiting".
The notes would include new security features but retain most of the existing design elements including colour, size and their current portraits, the spokesman said.
The bank also said it will take several years before the first upgraded notes are issued.
The initiative followed research by the bank that found most Australians couldn't name the faces on their national currency.
Melbourne designer Garry Emery, who worked on the existing note design, has confirmed he is working with the bank on the new polymer note project.
The bank approved new designs by Emery for further development in 2010, the report says. (AAP)
In an effort to keep fraudsters on the back foot, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is working to incorporate new anti-counterfeit technologies into the country's banknotes.
Hasem El Mazri has been awarded an honorary doctorate at UWS for his work within the community of Sydney. Paul Murray speaks frankly about Islam and recent protests, and how he’ll see the Grand Final.
A former Labor powerbroker has delivered a scathing assessment of the party, claiming it's lost its purpose and soul. Lindsay Tanner in an essay says the party is on the brink of 'unprecedented bleakness'.
I would like Julia Gillard to be depicted on an Australian note.
The twenty dollar note would be perfect for her because it's red and like her place in australian political history in generations to come....she would be invisible.Danny Dix Saturday 29 September, 2012 - 1:03 PM
What we need is to get rid of the foreign owned 'reserve bank of Australia' and have our own bank where we print our own money. That way we are not tied to a central bank in London to whom we have to pay interest to. In fact if we had our own bank we wouldnt have to pay interest period!Robert Thursday 27 September, 2012 - 12:15 PM