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Syrians and Iraqi refugees fleeing Islamic State militants resettling in Australia on humanitarian visas — Updated November 08, 2014 18:00:03 More than 1,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees are resettling in Australia after being granted special humanitarian visas, but this is just a fraction of the estimated number of those forced from their homes by the advance of Islamic State militants.

Elite business group lobbies for Medical Research Future Fund with or without $7 GP co-payment — Updated October 30, 2014 06:26:12 An elite group of Australian business leaders is pressuring the Federal Government to push ahead with plans for the Medical Research Future Fund - with or without the controversial $7 Medicare co-payment unveiled in this year's federal budget. The co-payment was designed to help pay for the $20 billion medical research fund.

Private training college watchdog urged to crack down on 'spruikers' misleading potential students — Updated October 19, 2014 18:36:45 Teachers and education advocates are warning of shonky operators within the private training college sector, saying the Federal Government needs to do more to get rid of "spruikers" manipulating and misleading students.

Early intervention key in treating children with mental health issues, experts say — Posted October 11, 2014 11:06:04 One of Australia's leading mental health organisations says this week is a good time to remember mental health issues are not limited to adults. The Hunter Institute of Mental Health has released a federally funded guide for staff to look for early signs of mental illness in the 1 million Australian children in childcare.

Victoria's Supreme Court ruling on Patient X case to determine limits of mental health boards' power — Updated October 07, 2014 01:35:10 Mental health advocates hope a case in Victoria's Supreme Court will provide vital guidance about the decision-making power of mental health tribunals across the country. It involves a woman known only as Patient X, who lives with bipolar disorder, but many of the details of the case are subject to a suppression order.

Surgeons perform open heart surgery to save East Timorese boy's life in Melbourne — Posted September 28, 2014 19:14:25 Until last week, 11-year-old East Timorese boy Jeca Periera had not ventured outside of the Timorese capital of Dili. So it was hardly surprising that a life-saving journey to Melbourne last week was at times an overwhelming one.

Disability advocates fear peak body funding changes could affect representation — Updated September 23, 2014 14:55:37 Disability advocates are concerned people with disabilities will not be adequately represented under changes to the sector proposed by the Federal Government. Under a Department of Social Services overhaul, peak bodies that represent people with disabilities have been told to re-apply for their Commonwealth funding.

Controversial AFL Europe deal with Royal Brunei Airlines will be cancelled over anti-gay laws — Posted September 18, 2014 18:11:40 The Australian Football League (AFL) has called off a sponsorship deal between its affiliated league in Europe and Brunei's state airline. In August, AFL Europe announced it had reached a deal with Royal Brunei Airlines to fly international players between Melbourne and London as part of a sponsorship arrangement.

Youth unemployment: As bad as it is now, Australia has seen worse — Posted September 11, 2014 20:05:37 The latest unemployment numbers show the jobless rate in Australia declined last month from a 12-year high in July. But for young Australians aged 15 to 24, the unemployment rate remains stuck at close to 15 per cent.

AFL reviews deal with Brunei's national airline — Editor's Picks By Africa correspondent Martin Cuddihy Oscar Pistorius will learn his fate later today, more than 18 months after he shot and killed his girlfriend. The Guinness World Records book celebrates 60 years of weird and wonderful milestones. The AFL distances itself from a sponsorship deal with Royal Brunei Airlines over anti-gay laws.
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Nov 26, 2014

Bad flight Syd-Melb? Could be worse: Passengers get out and push frozen #Siberian plane at -52 degrees. @AFP

Nov 24, 2014

RT @Liam_Cochrane: ABC bureaus in Tokyo, Bangkok, New Delhi, Jerusalem to be downgraded to 'video journalist' model = journo who shoots + local producer

Nov 23, 2014

RT @asunderland: ABC losing good people who do good work today. Difficult process as we deal with Government cuts and build a future. #abccuts

Nov 21, 2014

@buffalobills abandon effort to clear 6 FT of snow from stadium. Game moved to Detroit on Monday. Bummer.

Nov 21, 2014

@buffalbills abandon effort to clear 6 FT of snow from stadium. Game moved to Detroit on Monday. Bummer.

Nov 20, 2014

So...turns out no phones at Best Buy & Summer says Hae not on bus, couldn't have been killed at 2.36. Now what #Serial?

Nov 20, 2014

@buffalobills seek 500 fans to help clear out 220,000 tons of snow for game Sun. Now THAT is real sports weather!

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