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Paperback to the Future

July 31, 2011 – 6:01 pm |

If Borders and Angus & Robinson can’t afford to stay open, how do small booksellers survive?

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The Education Devolution

July 22, 2011 – 6:14 am |

In overseeing her first budget, Prime Minister Julia Gillard failed to adequately boost spending on universities. Joseph Younestracks the gradual decline of tertiary education funding over fifteen years and the havoc it is causing. Julia Gillard came to the Australian people with an agenda. After deposing Kevin Rudd on June 24 last year, she declared “education [will be] central to my economic agenda” Almost one year on, Gillard oversaw her first budget on May 10. She and Treasurer Wayne Swan presented the nation’s universities with an extra AUD 300 million.

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Why China doesn’t want to revalue the yuan

May 25, 2010 – 11:07 am |

Recently just before the G20 summit, China’s currency problem became the hot topic when America’s treasury secretary, Tim Geithner received a letter from 130 congressmen asking for immediate action to force China to revalue the yuan.

Who pays the cost for the Barrier reef damage from the Shen Neng 1?

May 15, 2010 – 12:08 pm | 5 Comments

“It’s their [the Australian government's] responsibility to make proper laws and regulations to ensure the heritage’s safety,” said Darren Kindleysides.

Overseas Students Fall Victim to Immigration Law Change

May 12, 2010 – 5:24 pm | 10 Comments

“Overseas students seeking permanent residency after finishing their course are now left directionless.”

Turnbull breathes life into PM debate

May 11, 2010 – 6:41 pm | 3 Comments

ATO IT debacle, Interest rate hikes, ETS, What next? A new PM?

Benefits of Organic Gardens prove plentiful

May 11, 2010 – 6:29 pm | One Comment

Community gardening is as much about feeding your psyche as it is feeding

Stop the anti-cars, anti-cyclists diatribes!

May 11, 2010 – 6:19 pm | 5 Comments
Cycleway in Bourke street

When a debate opposing cyclists and drivers is going round in circles it’s time to pull the brake lever!

Threatened fruit bats face death penalty

May 11, 2010 – 6:18 pm | 2 Comments

Serenity of the community at risk

Serious science should be taken seriously in New South Wales

May 11, 2010 – 6:08 pm |
Science House - Sydney

New South Wales’ oldest scientific institution needs government support in its campaign for science and prevention of scientific stagnation.

Green light for red lights in your neighborhood

May 11, 2010 – 6:05 pm | 2 Comments

Legal brothels have no negative impact on the surrounding community

Government Not Being Fare with Travel Concessions

May 11, 2010 – 6:03 pm | 8 Comments

International students bring big money to the economy but are treated as second-class citizens.