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Don’t knock foreign labour, Ferguson says

AAP If Australians don’t want high-paid mining jobs they shouldn’t hold back the nation by opposing imported labour, federal resources minister Martin Ferguson says. Asked why the federal government’s $3000-$9000 incentives for skilled workers to relocate to remote areas appeared … Continue reading

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Science research called ‘dysfunctional’

UPI WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) — The increasing number of retractions in scientific journals is a symptom of dysfunction in the world of biomedical research, a scientist told a U.S. committee. Ferric Fang, editor-in-chief of the journal Infection and Immunity, … Continue reading

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School system punishes poor, says report

Andrew Stevenson Sydney Morning Herald A COMPETITIVE school market is segregating students by ability, socio-economic background and ethnicity with profound effects on education outcomes, states a report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The best education systems are … Continue reading

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Why Incentives Can Never Make Us Healthier w/ Alfie Kohn

Source: Health Promotion Live Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of eleven books and scores of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations. … Continue reading

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Tax threat to parents who don’t have their children immunised

Source: SMH PARENTS failing to ensure their children undergo the full six-stage immunisation risk losing up to $2100 as part of an expanded scheme that replaces a small carrot with a big stick to increase vaccination rates. From next July, … Continue reading

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How scientists taught monkeys the concept of money. Not long after, the first prostitute monkey appeared

Source: ZME Science You may have thought things like currency or money are concepts known solely to man. Some might have a sense of ownership, besides of course territory, but trading and the likes haven’t been observed in any other … Continue reading

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