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On the move | October

FRESH FROM RIO Dr Xiaoling Liu has been announced as QUT’s new chancellor. A former president and CEO of Rio Tinto Minerals in the United States, gaining her PhD at Imperial College London and completing her Bachelor of Engineering in ...

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Strictly speaking | Nutraceuticals

A balanced diet has always been the pathway to good health. Yet anxieties about it have fuelled the unstoppable growth of complementary medicines and “functional foods”, called nutraceuticals (the standard spelling) – rather than nutriceuticals, as you might expect, if ...

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Unis should pay rates: Victorian councils

Universities, private schools and solar and wind farms in Victoria should pay council rates instead of receiving exemptions, the state’s local governments believe. The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) has made the proposal in a submission to the state government’s ...

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Call Murray-Darling water emergency now: researcher

The government should call a water emergency in the Murray-Darling Basin, public policy experts say. ANU researcher Quentin Grafton says “rent-seeking” from special interest groups has led to the emergency. In a paper with fellow researcher John Williams released last ...

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