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Australia Post vying to run Medicare and PBS payments from shop fronts |

Australia Post vying to run Medicare and PBS payments from shop fronts | World news | NewsWire
Chief executive of Australia Post, Ahmed Fahour, confirmed his company would make an application. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Australia Post has put its hand up to run Medicare and the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS) services from its shop fronts, as the federal government calls for expressions of interest in its plan to outsource the ageing and expensive system to make budget savings.

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North Koreans ‘forced to pay metal tax for Kim statues’ |

North Koreans 'forced to pay metal tax for Kim statues' | World news | NewsWire
North Koreans bow before the statue of the late leader Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang. New statues have been erected in Sinuiju. Photograph: Elizabeth Dalziel/AP

Residents of the North Korean city of Sinuiju were made to donate metal to a “loyalty fund” to erect two new statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, sources inside the country told DailyNK.

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Clive Palmer goes quiet as Coalition seeks deals on health and education |

Clive Palmer goes quiet as Coalition seeks deals on health and education | World news | NewsWire
PUP leader Clive Palmer and the leader of the House Christopher Pyne in the House of Representatives. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian

Clive Palmer has declined to comment on possible compromises on health and education policy, despite previously insisting his three senators would oppose any Medicare co-payment or deregulation of university fees.

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