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Australian-born parents more likely to give booze

Research has found that Australian-born parents are more likely to supply their teenage children with alcohol than immigrant parents, particularly when bottle shops and other licensed premises are common in their local area. A survey of more than 10,000 Victorian students ...

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Advance care directives still rare

New data indicating that almost 9 in 10 Australians have no determined advance care directives (AD) has led to calls for regulatory changes aimed at increasing uptake. A national phone-based survey, conducted by researchers at the Queensland University of Technology, found ...

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Research reforms target industry links

The promise of a greater focus on links between research and industry and a new science council to advise government are at the centre of long-awaited reforms to the research sector unveiled yesterday. The new measures, announced by the industry ...

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Social media pushing girls away from sport

Social media-fuelled body image anxiety is putting an increasing number of teenage girls off the idea of sports participation,  research from Flinders University has shown. Based on interviews with 75 girls aged 13–17, researchers led by associate professor Claire Drummond ...

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Cyclists say they skirt laws for safety

Cyclists who break road rules say they do so for safety, research has found. A survey-based study carried out at UNSW suggested that urban bike paths are often incomplete or disjointed and councils and urban planners need a greater focus on improving the overall ...

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On payday, it’s what you study, not where

Graduating with a bachelor's degree from Australia’s prestigious sandstone and technology universities results in just 6 per cent higher earnings than other institutions over a 40-year career, research has shown. The analysis, Grattan Institute higher education director Andrew Norton released yesterday, indicates that ...

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Indigenous graduates’ pay gap shrinking at the top

The earnings of Indigenous Australian university graduates appear to be nearly on par with their non-Indigenous colleagues, according to fresh data analysis by a University of Western Australia researcher. Based on data from Graduate Careers Australia’s annual Graduate Destinations surveys ...

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