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Review into ‘gaming’ of health star system

Review into ‘gaming’ of health star system

Jack Baker, ECU Reporter

September 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Stakeholders in the food and beverage industry, government, health organisations and the public have recently given input into a planned review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system. Michael Moore, CEO of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), has said while the national HSR system has...

‘Yes’ events are happening

‘Yes’ events are happening

Danielle Blanch, Reporter

September 4, 2017


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The High Court is expected to make an announcement on Thursday about the success of legal challenge to the marriage equality postal vote. In the meantime the campaigns are running full steam ahead, as the current plan has the first postal vote letters scheduled be sent out on September 12. For people...

Rio Tinto supporting DV victims

Rio Tinto supporting DV victims

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

September 4, 2017


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Mining giant Rio Tinto has taken a stance on domestic violence, announcing special leave entitlements for people experiencing violence at home. This comes after the McGowan Government stated that public sector workers, including casual employees, experiencing family problems and domestic violence...

Hanson laid bare in new book

Hanson laid bare in new book

Paul van Lieshout Hunt, Political Reporter

September 4, 2017


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Please Explain: The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Pauline Hanson is a new biography, tracing the humble beginnings of Australia’s most polarising members of Parliament. Written by Walkley Award winning journalist and documentary maker Anna Broinowski, the book canvasses the ‘lonely years,’ after...

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

September 3, 2017


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The Perth annual Liberal Party state conference has yielded interesting results, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promising GST reform and a motion for WA to secede and establish financial independence. Turnbull promised reform of the GST system, moving towards establishing a 70% floor on...

Time to dump male stereotypes

Time to dump male stereotypes

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter

September 3, 2017


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A study by Murdoch Children's Research Institute shows that one in five grade three boys in Australia have common emotional and behavioural problems and lag one year behind their female classmates. The study examined the behaviour and emotional status of about 1200 children in schools across Melbourne....

Drug swabs for jobless in Mandurah

Drug swabs for jobless in Mandurah

Lisa Simcock, ECU Reporter

September 3, 2017


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Mandurah job seekers will be hit with random drug testing before they receive welfare payments. The city will be one of three locations to trial the drug testing across Australia commencing in January, if the plan gets Senate approval. New job seekers signing up for Centrelink will be checked for...

Transparency about renewable energy

Transparency about renewable energy

Kate Smith, ECU Reporter

September 3, 2017


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Research and consultancy company Green Energy Markets has released its first Australian Renewable Index Report to help the whole community understand the contribution renewables are making to the energy market. The Index will be releasing its findings every month and will report on renewable energy...

Good job prospects for WA grads

Good job prospects for WA grads

Greg Corrigan, ECU Reporter

September 3, 2017


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Recent data from the Good Universities Guide reveals that students graduating from universities in WA are earning much more than those attending other universities around Australia. Good Education Group released the Good Universities Guide for 2018 last Monday, ranking Australia’s universities so...

Is Perth vulnerable to terrorist attack?

Is Perth vulnerable to terrorist attack?

Andrew Fewster, ECU Daily Reporter

August 28, 2017


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Barcelona, Manchester, Turku, it seems like every week there is another terrorist attack claiming more innocent lives. Even Australia has experienced the horror, with the Lindt Café siege in Sydney in 2014 and the shooting of Curtis Cheng in 2015. Unlike the spectacular Twin Towers attack on 11 September,...

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