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- Tangled Web on Why are pensioners in the pinch? Well that blatant hypocrite, no "heavy lifting" for big Joe Hockey, him and Tony Abbott need to look in the mirror. Big Joe ... more
- Julie on Why are pensioners in the pinch? I heard a caller on radio today suggest that the blowout in Age Pensions is due to the increase in single age pensioners. ... more
- Greg O on Get set for a brutal budget? adriano. Back in about 2007 just before the financial crisis hit us a little and the Northern Hemisphere a lot, the rich ... more
- Bao Tran on Get set for a brutal budget? I think the government has it wrong with the medicare co-payment. Everyone should be entitled to "free" GP or emergency ... more
- Tony on Get set for a brutal budget? Better than spending what we don't have and burdening future generations with paying back Labor's drunken sailor policies! ... more
- Keith A Tudor on Get set for a brutal budget? I trust the budget of Hockey's will seriously address the utterly overstaffed Australian public service. It needs an axe ... more
- Tony on Air security: $12-billion for 58 jets? Take a pill guys! this is a already funded purchase and is bi-partisan, granted these aircraft are pricy and have problems, ... more
- adriano on Get set for a brutal budget? Watch libs cut budget for the poor while the rich are spared. more
- adriano on 20 police officers charged this year Cops are whiter than white.How do they reflect more than 200 nationalities in Aus? more
- Samuel J on Air security: $12-billion for 58 jets? @ Tangled Web posting here - you are tangled alright. Utterly stupid comments you have made. Open your eyes and look at the ... more
- Greg O on Bill Shorten on reforming Labor Bill seems to be caught in the middle here. He knows what the Party wants but he has to try and present an image that will ... more
- Greg O on 20 police officers charged this year Only 20? Many years ago a young police officer was presenting a road safety lecture to the staff where I was working. One ... more
- Greg O on Air security: $12-billion for 58 jets? I can remember in my school days seeing Mustang, Meteor and Vampire fighters flying around. They were followed by the Sabre ... more
- Jonathon L Benson on 20 police officers charged this year Yes. It is one set of standards for them and another set of clear laws for us citizens. The management of police should be ... more
- Cleangirl on 20 police officers charged this year Standards are low, Tattoos, fatties, shorties, light weights and facial hair. The males aren`t much better. more
- Cleangirl on Air security: $12-billion for 58 jets? That's half what Indonesia spends, and we give them financial aid. more
- Jessica on Air security: $12-billion for 58 jets? Lets get "relaxed and comfortable" once again with honest John Howard and competent Peter Costello back. I'm not feeling too ... more
- Tangled Web on Air security: $12-billion for 58 jets? Well now you can see why the inconsiderate Liberal government are so unnecessarily hitting Australians with an additional ... more
- Tangled Web on Anzac Day: will it always be sacred? Sadly I can recall when Anzac Day was truly sacred, entirely unlike now. It was a full day public holiday, not a quick less ... more
- Ross H. on Sick patients will have to pay for GP? @Bitter Kimber here fails to see that we are already taxed right up to the eyeballs now with more than enough to properly ... 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