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First Nations NGO launches housing and training facility

The Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation in remote Western Australia has constructed nine transitional housing units and a commercial training facility to provide suitable housing for apprentices and low-income Indigenous employees. Expressions of Interest can be made via Yurra, the construction company responsible for the completion of the project. The Ganalili Housing Program supports the cost of …

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Leftist Alliance unexpectedly outperforms Far Right in French elections

The 2024 French election results shocked the nation, where the left and centrist alliance managed to contain the Far-Right National Front party. The Leftist alliance, The Popular Front finished with the most votes, followed by President Macron’s Together party, with the National Front finishing third. The National Front far-right party were bitterly disappointed after finishing …

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12,000-year-old Indigenous rituals unearthed in North Victoria

An archeological collaboration between the GunaiKurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation and Monash University unearthed evidence of 12,000 year old rituals. The archaeological excavations revealed two small fireplaces, each with a shaped single stick embedded within, remarkably preserved through animal fat. The Wire’s contributor Jahan Rezakhanlou investigated with Professor Bruno David from Monash University and …

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Long-term healthcare costs for substance-exposed unborn children

Research conducted from Macquarie University has found that children exposed to substance use during pregnancy faced higher healthcare costs and risks. These children had increased hospital readmissions and long-term costs on the healthcare system. Moemina Shukur speaks with Dr Evelyn Lee, Research Fellow at Macquarie University, about the findings of the research and targeted support …

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QLD Small businesses ‘lack innovation,’ commission report finds

A new report has found Queensland’s small businesses are less innovative than their American counterparts. The Queensland Small Business Commission report found the sector was characterised by low levels of innovation, risk-taking, and tech-savviness. Image: Image Credit: Pexels/ Tim Mossholder Produced By: Alexi Boyd Featured In Story: Dominique Lamb – Queensland Small Business Commissioner First …

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Report reveals increase in children receiving protection services

Data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has revealed an increase in the number of children receiving protection services over the last year. The number has also seen a greater increase over the last five years period, the report also found those living in regional and remote areas were almost four times …

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Men with ‘traditional’ values most at risk of loneliness, study finds

A new report finds men in their 40s with traditional values are the most vulnerable when it comes to loneliness. The study examined Australian men across different life stages and age groups by measuring their social relationships, job status and living situations. Image: Image Credit: Franz Bachinger / Pixabay Produced By: Toni Pankaluic Featured In …

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Welders at risk of carcinogenic fumes, study finds

New research has revealed tens of thousands of Australian workers are being exposed to dangerous ‘welding fumes’ in their workplace. Data released by Curtin University shows almost ninety percent of survey participants were being exposed to potentially carcinogenic fumes. The research has also revealed little is being done to protect the workers. Image: Image Credit: …

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