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Oncology clinic at UC announced

Oncology provider The Icon Group is partnering with the University of Canberra for a new cancer treatment clinic on campus. The facility will have two radiotherapy bunkers and an oncology department run by Icon. It will provide healthcare to the local ...

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VU’s Dawkins challenges ATAR’s relevance

A vice-chancellor has downplayed the relevance of the ATAR as a measure of potential student success – especially when it comes to teaching degrees. Professor Peter Dawkins, of Victoria University, argued that ATARs are often meaningless when measuring a student’s potential in university. ...

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Site of 10,000-year-old massacre found in Kenya

Scientists have made the grim discovery of a 10,000-year-old massacre site on the shores of a Kenyan lake. The Cambridge University-led expedition recovered 12 skeletons, of men and women, at Nataruk near Lake Turkana. Some skeletons had their skulls crushed, ...

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USC, ANU show matching enrolment growth

Sixteen is certainly sweet for two universities this enrolment season. The University of the Sunshine Coast has offered 3688 course places to prospective students – up by 16 per cent compared with last year – breaking its own record. Likewise, demand ...

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Academics again ask PM to release children from detention

More than 900 academics have called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to intervene personally after a senior government senator rebuffed the group's recent efforts to secure release of all children remaining in onshore and offshore immigration detention. As at December 2015, it was understood that 95 ...

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Website crowdsources to fund research

Nearly all applications for public research grants – 86 per cent – go unfunded. So a businessman has taken matters into his own hands to get quality research the money it needs. George Crones is founder and leader of crowdfunding ...

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