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South Australian koala chases frightened farmer
Australian Times
Koala’s are at it again, acting strangely and going viral ... Commenting on the incident Deakin University wildlife and conservation biologist Desley Whisson said, “Koalas more generally run from than to people. The woman in this video did the ...

$25-an-hour wages threaten growth in Australia
Personal Finance
Australia’s complex system of pay rates branded "out of date" and ... of their rights will be political poison,” said Hughes, of the Australian National University in Canberra. Cutting penalty rates would be counterproductive for an economy ...

The Huffington Post is here – but will Australians care?
In this cross-posting from The Conversation Queensland University of Technology's Axel Bruns examines ... users than local tabloids Herald-Sun or Daily Telegraph. Guardian Australia’s progress has been somewhat slower, building from a lower base.

New shades of Gray as TPG boss plans exit
Australian Financial Review
Mr Gray is also a member of a power set of investment bankers that emerged from Melbourne University's Ormond College in the early 1990s, which includes Goldman Sachs' Australian head of investment banking Christian Johnston, Macquarie Capital's ...

Former Miss Universe Australia to step out for Wishlist gala
Sunshine Coast Daily
The former Miss Universe Australia will take time off ... from the clinical environment of the children's ward while still being in close proximity to their bed-bound child at the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital," she said. "The fit-out of this ...

Australian businesses criticise ‘complex, conflict driven system’
In a speech at Sydney University on Thursday evening, Westacott argued that the Fair Work Commission (FWC) should abolish Australia’s complex network of penalty rates for different industries and businesses in favour of economy-wide rates for casual ...

What can't you take on Australian domestic plane flights?
Brisbane Times
It's up to the discretion of individual air crews to decide whether objects such as boomerangs are too dangerous to allow on board, a Queensland aviation security expert says. Central Queensland University ... example of racism in Australia.

Australian model questioned after being accused of being Bangkok bomber
Sydney Morning Herald
handed himself into police in the aftermath of Monday evening's bomb blast at Erawan Shrine, which took the lives of 22 people and injured 123 more. Burns, who according to his website studied at Macleay College and the University of Sydney, posted a ...

Employers rejecting gen Y graduates with ‘over inflated view of their worth’
Perth Now Sunday Times
THEY’RE keen, qualified, and demand decent dollars, but while university graduates may seem like attractive candidates on paper, Australian employers are increasingly avoiding hiring them. And it’s their tertiary qualifications — and delusions of ...

Why your first year of university could be a rip-off
Adelaide Now
GETTING into university may feel like a dream come true but some students will never graduate — and that’s exactly what some institutions want. It might seem far-fetched but there is already a financial incentive for Australian universities to accept ...

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