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Australia slipping as smart economy


Australia has dropped another place in world competitiveness rankings, falling further in economic performance and government efficiency rankings, raising concerns about our competitiveness as a smart economy. In releasing the Australian results of the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook which ranks ...

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UNSW-led study supports early HIV treatment

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The risk of death or serious illness was halved in HIV-positive people who received immediate treatment, according to a trial with global implications. The trial’s interim results were so clear-cut that the international study, co-ordinated by the Kirby Institute at ...

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Public scrutiny improves policy


The difference in how two Labor governments handled criticism of programs shows how bringing problems to light leads to better reform. By John Mitchell Just one glance at the policy failures in the VET sector suggests there is eminent sense ...

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