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Teenage girls and boys want gendered jobs

A new Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) report has shown when it comes to career goals, boys will be boys, and girls, girls. Using nationally representative data from the LSAC study, they looked at the career aspirations of 14 ...

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Australian breakthrough for peanut allergy

  A breakthrough in the treatment of childhood peanut allergy has provided hope of a possible cure. A small clinical trial conducted at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute resulted in two-thirds of the children being treated with an experimental immunotherapy ...

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Kids as young as four are fair: study

‘It’s not fair’ is a refrain whined by children the world over. Though a study has found seven-year-olds may comprehend this concept more so than four-year-olds. Two groups of children, one aged four to five, the other aged seven to ...

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Victorian expelled students likely disadvantaged

At just seven years of age Daniel was expelled from his Victorian government school. It was the third he had attended since prep. Daniel has autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety and depression and his conditions make him more likely to ...

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Government launches child vaccination campaign

The federal government is spending $5.5 million to encourage parents to vaccinate their children. Health minister Greg Hunt says while more than 93 per cent of five-year-olds are fully vaccinated, immunisation rates in some parts of Australia remain low. The ...

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It’s crunch time for teachers and data: expert

Referencing neither sit-ups, nor cornflakes, Kristin Fontichiaro advised a group of Victorian librarians to teach students to get crunchy. She was, of course, alluding to data. In Melbourne for a School Library Association of Victoria conference, Fontichiaro, a clinical assistant professor at the University of ...

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