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16 September 2017 6:15 PM Death rate for people seeking mental-health treatment double the Australian rate

The death rate of people using mental-health services in Australia is almost twice as high as the general population, a new report has found. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics report found the standardised rate of death for people seeking mental-health treatment subsidised by the federal government was 11.4 deaths per 1000 people, compared 7

13 September 2017 8:56 AM SSM: Electorates with lowest support for same-sex marriage may be ignored by MPs despite postal survey

As many as four of Australia's most traditionally-minded electorates may be ignored by their MPs in a same-sex marriage vote in Parliament. Nationals MP Mark Coulton revealed to the ABC that if the national vote climbs to 60 per cent in support of same-sex marriage, he is likely to ignore the result from his constituents in the seat Parkes in western 19

12 September 2017 6:51 PM The problem with the 2018 U.S. News rankings: Junk in, junk out

The rankings allow you to compare at a glance the relative quality of U.S. institutions based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence as first-year student retention and graduation rates and the strength of the faculty. And as you check out the data for colleges already on your shortlist, you may discover unfamiliar schools with similar metrics 26

12 September 2017 9:00 AM State's second-level education completion rate among highest in OECD

Ireland has second highest completion rate for boys at upper-second level, report finds Ireland has one of the highest completion rates of upper second-level education, according to the latest OECD report. Ireland has the third highest completion rate for girls (92 per cent) and the second highest for boys (90 per cent), at upper-second (Leaving Cert cycle) 39

12 September 2017 3:56 AM Gay marriage postal survey hits mailboxes as new poll shows ‘Yes’ vote set for victory

AUSSIES will face harsh penalties for violating new rules in the gay marriage postal vote campaign as a teen boy with two mums made an emotional plea. Both sides of the campaign will receive protections under the new safeguards, which would make it an offence to vilify, intimidate or threaten to harm another person based on their gender identity, sexual 65

10 September 2017 4:47 AM Australia United Mining Ltd (AYM) Is Yet to See Trading Action on Sep 10

Shares of Australia United Mining Ltd (ASX:AYM) closed at 0.001 yesterday. Australia United Mining Ltd currently has a total float of 1.27 billion shares and on average sees 100,333 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 0 and high of 0.01. CG Watch has recently named Australia as one of the Asian nations with the best corporate 13

3 September 2017 2:01 PM Government stays marooned in political no-man's land of citizenship and marriage

With our politicians returning to Canberra this week, Australians should prepare for groundhog day. As our economy continues to experience sub-par growth, energy prices remain needlessly high and our regulatory regime makes our commodity and exports-led economy steadily less competitive, so our politics seems to focus obsessively on issues that, while 13

18 August 2017 11:29 PM Kidney Disease May Boost Odds of Infection

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As kidney function declines, infection risk rises, a new study shows. Infections facing people with advanced kidney disease include lower respiratory tract disease, urinary tract infections and blood poisoning, researchers said. The findings were published Aug. 17 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society 40

16 August 2017 10:11 PM Bill to raise Medicare levy before the Senate

Negotiations with the Greens and key Senate crossbenchers have given the federal government confidence it can hike the Medicare levy to fund the national disability insurance scheme. But the Greens say they're yet to have any party room discussion on the issue. As well, independent Jacqui Lambie says she's still talking with Treasurer Scott Morrison 41

11 August 2017 1:30 AM High school slammed for urging teens to ‘delay sex’ until graduation

Daniel Andrews says the Safe Schools program is here to stay0:27 A VICTORIAN school has been slammed for creating a “culture of shame” by encouraging students to “delay sex”. As part of the Respectful Relationships curriculum, Officer Secondary College in Melbourne’s southeast sent an email to parents of Year 8 students urging them to “delay sexual activity 30