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Report tips lower Australia economic growth


A new economic report has tipped the Australian economy to grow less over the next year than official Treasury forecasts. The University of Adelaide’s Centre for Economic Studies states the national economy will grow by 2 per cent in 2015–16, ...

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Heat altering gender of Australian lizards


Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia’s bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds. Dragons that are genetically male hatch as females and give birth to other lizards. And the way the lizards’ gender is determined is getting ...

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From China, with fear


A close look at one critical neighbour’s education system reveals policy shortcomings in Australia that must be addressed before it’s too late. By Martin Riordan Living on a sabbatical in Shanghai has certain benefits. Up close and personal, the Chinese education ...

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Action needed on Qld doctor training: AMA

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Queensland doctors are not being trained to a consistent standard, the state’s peak medical body says. The Australian Medical Association Queensland wants the state government to set up a new statutory body to improve doctor training and development. “We want ...

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