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Older Australians’ household wealth rising: report


Australians aged 55–64 represent the wealthiest households in Australia, while those over 65 have experienced the fastest growth in household wealth, a longitudinal study has found. The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Report found that prior to 2014, ...

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Future of Labor’s Kim Carr in doubt

Kim Carr, shadow minister for higher education,  won't answer the '$8000 question,'citing confidentiality.

Senior Labor figure Anthony Albanese is refusing to confirm whether Left faction colleague and incumbent shadow education minister Kim Carr will be returned to the frontbench. Most of the conveners of the Left have agreed to move Senator Carr from ...

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Survey to shed light on Aussie startups


Startups and statistics are the perfect combination for Monica Wulff. The Sydney-based entrepreneur is behind a major survey of startup founders to gather data on what they do, their needs, and the problems they encounter. Now in its third year, ...

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Students stung into action with mosquitoes


Sunshine Coast students are being taught to trap, identify and examine mosquitoes to collect data on their distribution and diseases. The trap is non-toxic and the program is under the watchful eye of University of the Sunshine Coast molecular engineering ...

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Qld parliament to become home for PhD bees


Queensland politicians might soon have real, rather than figurative, bees in their bonnets. Tuesday’s first day of budget estimates hearings revealed that two native beehives would be installed in the gardens of state parliament. Speaker Peter Wellington signed a memorandum ...

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Higher Equity: summit to host talks on diversity, fairness


Leading representatives from the University of Melbourne, Edith Cowan University, Swinburne University of Technology, Southern Cross University, University of Newcastle, University of Southern Queensland and the University of Sydney will converge on Doltone House in September for an engaging, entertaining and vital ...

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