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Professor Kathy Mills

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Removal of large shark species may lead to explosions in smaller shark species.

Overfishing of sharks may have already impacted our coral reefs

01-Mar-2017 A study by marine biologists at The University of Western Australia has found that fishing by Indonesian shark hunters may have resulted in changes to fish communities on a major reef off Western Australia’s North-West coast. The study, published ... more...

Professor Julian Teicher says reduced penalty rates on Sundays and public holidays will do little to encourage more small businesses to open their doors on these days.

Penalty rate cuts to hit workers hard with little gain

28-Feb-2017 The Fair Work Commission’s decision to reduce Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will affect some of Australia’s lowest-paid workers and do little to encourage more small businesses to open their doors on these days. That’s accord ... more...

James Cook University researcher Dr Wendy Li

Older refugees doing it tough

27-Feb-2017 A James Cook University researcher says older refugees are more traumatised, depressed and poorer than younger refugees – but most believe they have received adequate support in Australia. JCU’s Dr Wendy Li surveyed more than 100 refugees. U ... more...

Ross River Virus can cause fever, sore joints, rash and fatigue for several months or even years.

Risk of Ross River Virus global epidemic

24-Feb-2017 Australia’s Ross River Virus (RRV) could be the next mosquito-borne global epidemic according to a new research study led by the University of Adelaide and The Australian National University. The virus has been thought to be restricted largely to ... more...

Closing the Gap aims to halve the gap for Indigenous children in reading, writing and numeracy by 2018.

Local language education will help close the gap

23-Feb-2017 Australia is a linguistically diverse nation, with more than 250 languages spoken, yet students certainly don’t have multilingualism reinforced throughout their school years and many Indigenous students can’t even learn in their mother tongue. ... more...