Stephanie Borys,

Stephanie Borys

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Past articles by Stephanie:

Australian cyber soldiers hacked and crippled Islamic State — here's what we know

At an undisclosed location, in a windowless room, Australian cyber spies snooped on Islamic State, plotting an online attack that would ultimately cripple the terror group's propaganda unit. → Read More

Inside the windowless room that hacked into Islamic State and set about bring it down

Sarah's life at work is so secret, not even her family knows what it involves. But now the ABC can reveal her role in infiltrating — and then tearing down — Islamic State's propaganda unit. → Read More

You could soon be a victim of cybercrime — here's how to try to stop that happening

Every ten minutes cybercriminals are preying on Australian businesses and individuals, leaving people tens of thousands of dollars worse off and costing companies an estimated $29 billion every year. Here's how you can prevent becoming the next victim of cybercrime. → Read More

Suicide support is out there. This is one young woman's story of how she found hope

Brigette was in her early 20s when she became convinced that her only choice was to end her life, but now says she can handle anything thanks to the Way Back Support Service. → Read More

Australians being stopped from watching live-streamed murders and terror attacks

The eSafety Commissioner says her office has received 413 reports of horrific content since the legislation came into effect in April, with 93 per cent of the content taken down being child sexual abuse material. → Read More

US National Counterterrorism Centre's former director Nick Rasmussen says threat rising from right wing terrorism

The world has witnessed a number of right wing extremist attacks this year and a former director of America's National Counterterrorism Centre fears there will be more. → Read More

Superannuation shouldn't be compulsory for low-income earners, Liberal Andrew Bragg says

A newly elected parliamentarian joins a growing number of Liberals calling for a shake-up of the superannuation system, using his maiden speech to say super should be voluntary for Australians earning under $50,000. → Read More

State politician allegedly bashes in hotel door in Canberra

Police have been called to a hotel in Canberra after a state politician allegedly bashed in a door. → Read More

Making super voluntary could have negative impact on women: expert

Jeremy Cooper, who reviewed superannuation for the Rudd government a decade ago, said making contributions voluntary could have a negative impact on women and others with broken work histories. → Read More

Liberal Senator suggests using superannuation to boost salaries

There have been growing calls among Liberal MPs to allow workers to use their superannuation to boost their take home pay as wage growth continues to stagnate. → Read More

Concerns for mental health of pre-2014 asylum seeker boat arrivals

There are calls for the Federal Government to rethink how it handles the future of about 30,000 people that came to Australia by boat. → Read More

Australian Human Rights Commission calls for action over 30,000 asylum seekers living in 'limbo'

The recommendations are aimed at improving the lives of roughly 30,000 asylum seekers who face tight restrictions on the right to remain in Australia and access to financial support and other welfare. → Read More

Does the private health system need a check-up?

Australia's health care system has become increasingly unfair, costly and confusing, according to a new report, which has declared the Federal Government is facing an impending crisis without urgent reform. → Read More

Private healthcare facing 'death spiral' if young, healthy users abandon insurance, report says

Australia could soon find itself in a death spiral, where young and healthy people abandon private health cover, according to a bleak new report from the Grattan Institute. → Read More

Newstart allowance boost needed, COTA chief says, following tax cuts and deeming rate changes

The Government is hopeful the recent tax cuts and the reduction in deeming rates will result in Australians spending the extra money. Advocates want the focus to now turn to the Newstart allowance. → Read More

Government urged to increase Newstart

Welfare groups are again urging the Government to raise the Newstart allowance, saying that it is too low and does little to support people trying to find a job. → Read More

Govt takes key Uluru statement recommendation off the table

Australians were promised a conversation about how Indigenous Australians should be recognised in the constitution, but the Government has already made it clear one key recommendation has been taken off the table. → Read More

Coalition MPs raising concerns about recognising Indigenous people in the constitution

A divide is already emerging among Coalition MPs about whether to recognise Indigenous people in the constitution. → Read More

Ken Wyatt wants referendum on Indigenous recognition issue

The Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt wants to hold a referendum on Indigenous recognition in the constitution within the next three years. → Read More

Government sets timeline on Indigenous Recognition referendum

Australians are set to head to the ballot box sometime within the next three years - but this time not on politicians, but about Indigenous recognition in the constitution. → Read More