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Experts criticise alcohol rehab scheme

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Northern Territory’s controversial mandatory alcohol rehabilitation scheme is not cost-effective and may be discriminatory, say medical experts. The scheme costs about $27 million annually, but they say alcohol misuse could be reduced more effectively by methods such as interventions involving ...

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Work to start on Hobart student complex

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Work is due to begin on stage one of a major new student accommodation development in central Hobart, which when finished will include 430 apartments. Positioned behind existing heritage shopfronts, tranche one of the project kicks off on Monday and ...

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Report tips lower Australia economic growth

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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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Kids spend holiday break attending uni

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Gifted and talented school kids have taken time out of their holidays to attend university. The Holiday Enrichment Workshop Series, hosted by the University of Southern Queensland in partnership with BRAINways Education, ran over two days (June 29–30), consisting of ...

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Heat altering gender of Australian lizards

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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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