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Degree holders’ dole data revealed

Newstart data from 2011 has just been released by the ABS, showing that the majority of allowance recipients don’t, in fact, have degrees. Of the ones who do, however, the bureau helpfully broke down what they studied. Management and commerce graduates accounted ...

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UWA makes autism research breakthrough

Though autism is a complex, neurodevelopmental disorder, UWA researchers have found it can potentially be assessed at face-value. In conjunction with colleagues from the Telethon Kids Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, UWA research associates Syed Zulqarnain Gilani and Diana Tan ...

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Call to shut killer robot Pandora’s Box

 Killer robots – including lethal microdrone swarms – should be urgently banned before a wave of weapons of mass destruction gets out of control, industry leaders say. Robotics and artificial intelligence experts such as Tesla founder Elon Musk and head ...

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Hope and ambition collide at STEM careers fair

Rihanna’s latest hit reverberated around the brick atrium of the National Innovation Centre, home to Cicada Innovations. The reason for the hip beats? ‘Emerge’: Cicada and government department UrbanGrowth NSW’s inaugural STEM careers expo. Backpack-clad students wandered from booth to ...

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USYD launches ‘policy powerhouse’

Black suit jackets were apparently de rigueur at the launch of the Sydney Policy Lab at its CBD campus. By combining multi-disciplinary researchers in what professor Duncan Ivison called a “slightly edgy environment”, the self-described ‘policy powerhouse’ aims to tackle some ...

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