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SA schools to get cash boost sooner under Gonski reforms
21/8/2013
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 SOUTH Australia's education funding per student is lower than Queensland's and only marginally more than New South Wales.  And data shows our education system is producing students who perform well below the national average in key measures of literacy, numeracy and general development in both primary and secondary schools. As well as below-average test results, SA has more students with a disability, attending remote schools and from poor families than ...

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Nuclear enrichment industry could lead to multi-billion-dollar economic bonanza
19/8/2013
SOUTH Australia would benefit from a multi-billion-dollar windfall that could create hundreds of jobs, if governments embraced a new lucrative nuclear industry, experts say. Adelaide-based researchers have found that building a uranium enrichment plant here could deliver up to $4 billion in construction investment. For the first time, experts have quantified the financial windfall such a program would deliver to the SA economy. They say an enrichment plant would "significantly value add" to our uranium mining. But the University ...

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South Australian town William Creek wants to secede to the Northern Territory
18/8/2013
            Outback pilot Trevor Wright says William Creek, on the Oodnadatta Track several hundred kilometres south of the NT/SA border, is more aligned with the Territory lifestyle and a tourism treasure that is ...

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University of South Australia embarks on `revolutionary` growth path to learning excellence
18/8/2013
EMPLOYING 100 extra professors, creating a birth to year 12 school and introducing three more regional campuses are a part of an ambitious new, five-year action plan for the state's biggest university. University of South Australia Vice-chancellor, Professor David Lloyd, who has held the position for less than seven months, said the new plan - which sought input from 8000 current and past students, staff and the business community online - was "ambitious but achievable". The revolutionary plan aims to make the institution Australia's "university ...

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New Property Council SA chief Richard Angove wants Torrens Riverbank redevelopment
15/8/2013
Former senior public servant and Adelaide Casino executive Richard Angove will take up the role of executive director on September 3. He replaces Nathan Paine who is moving to Sydney for a national role with the council. Mr Angove, 60, spent the past seven years with Adelaide Casino, most recently as its executive manager of major capital projects - experience he believes will put him in a unique position to encourage private sector involvement in the Riverbank redevelopment. Mr Angove described the precinct plan ...

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An animal welfare group has released research which it says proves it is too risky to drill for oil
15/8/2013
Bight Petroleum is currently applying to the Federal Government to explore the region for resources beneath the ocean floor. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says the area is a whale hot spot and that any sub-sea drilling could harm the population. Scientists have long suspected the area is used by whales for breeding and feeding, but have lacked the evidence to prove it. But the group says that is no longer the case after an acoustic analysis of the area captured ...

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Crema of the crop: Asylum seeker to champion barista
15/8/2013
A former asylum seeker has forged success as a cafe owner in South Australia, winning a barista of the year award for the third year running. Saeid Safavi said he was overwhelmed by his success and it showed how much he had achieved since his time at the Woomera Detention Centre a decade ago. His Port Pirie cafe is a favourite among many locals and Mr Safavi has taken out the top award again in the regional championships, beating some tough competition. "I don't ...

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What`s really driving our panic over asylum seekers?
15/8/2013
People die of course. Terribly. Sadly. Men, women and children, swallowed alone in the wet wasteland of the Indian Ocean. That's an unarguable reality. Then we come to the politics of it, which have an unreal tinge. There's the outright fantasy of precisely what "national security crisis" can be constituted by a sequence of soggy desperates whose hired craft can barely withstand the 500 kilometre voyage to Christmas Island never mind the next 1, 560 km to Exmouth, the closest - and by ...

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Idea: Beekeeping course creates buzz for new migrants
15/8/2013
Some of Tasmania's newest residents are doing their bit to help declining global bee populations. Young migrants and refugees at Hobart's TasTafe are giving their English lessons a more practical application, taking part in an urban beekeeping project. TasTafe has one hive and about 25, 000 bees on its rooftop. Ian Hewitt, a coordinator of the Young Adult Migrant English Program, says the students are getting a lot out of the program. "They're learning English and they're learning about beekeeping and the ...

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