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Getting back up after a disaster

Lessons have been learnt after the Queensland floods with IT managers looking at cloud computing and shared storage. Beverley Head reports. One in seven Australian businesses don’t spend a red cent on disaster recovery or business continuity, and more than ...

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Some complementary medicine OK: Dwyer

There is room in Australian universities for the study of complementary medicine, the co-founder of a science lobby group says. Dr John Dwyer, an emeritus professor at the University of NSW, said the Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) considered ...

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Boost in research funds for UC

The University of Canberra tripled its research income in the past year signing contracts to the value of $21.2 million, its highest level of research income to date. This was almost three times the $7.2 million value of contracts signed ...

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New subject strengthens link to internships

 Bond University has launched its new subject to prepare students for the workplace and is already getting some good feedback.  The Bond University Professional Practice Program (BUPPP) originated from the need to create a subject for students to undertake in ...

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Finding funds for outback digs

 The cost of research for archaeology and anthropology could be reduced by tapping money that mining companies pay for cultural heritage compliance, writes Claire Smith. Recent changes to grants programs run by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Australian ...

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US Navy sweet on our biofuel

Australian researchers have drawn the attention of foreign governments and big investors.  The importance of energy reserves to Australia and its allies has been highlighted by a visit to our shores by the US Navy’s director for operational energy, Chris ...

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Casual work hurting sector, inquiry told

Higher education is one of the worst areas for job security in the nation, says the NTEU.  An inquiry into insecure work in Australia has been told that the precarious employment experiences and labour practices imposed on tertiary education staff ...

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Primary health care focus of new education program

 Nursing researchers have developed educational tools to assist primary and acute healthcare staff.  Rural acute care nurses will be targeted in an education program designed to help drive down avoidable readmissions in NSW hospitals. From February, nurses in the Murrumbidgee Local ...

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A lack of chemistry

One of the reasons for falling science enrolments seems to be the growing number of HSC subjects. Darragh O Keeffe talks to the Chief Scientist and other experts on the worrying trend. The long-running discussion about declining enrolments in science ...

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Accountants add up cost of sustainability

To meet future demands accountants will have to look outside traditional business to concentrate more on areas such as science, the environment and government. In Adelaide recently academics, professional bodies and the profession at large, gathered together to discuss the ...

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