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Wide Angle Vol 4: A Nation of G̶a̶m̶b̶l̶e̶r̶s̶ Risk Takers

Australia has long referred to itself as a nation of gamblers, but a recent Newspoll study for our regular Wide Angle series shows we are also a nation of low-level risk takers.  In a recent survey of 1,200 Australians, there was only one person who didn’t report doing at leas...Read story »

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Vaccination views and the news

Debate concerning the virtues of compulsory vaccinations for infants and young children has been a hot topic in the Australian news media for some time. Whether dialogue is taking place on talk back radio, through online forums, in print or featured in televised programs, advoca...Read story »

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The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans... Most Australians achieved their plans for 2013 in the 'Big Picture' sense but there were plenty of surprises along the way. The two-wave study (completed in January and December of this year), compared lifestyle, education, employment, travel and purchasing...Read story »

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NAPLAN experiences investigated

NAPLAN experiences investigated   Attitudes about the impacts of ‘high-stakes testing’ such as NAPLAN are perhaps more nuanced than first thought, a new survey of parents has found. This study - The impacts of high stakes testing on schools, students and their families: Pare...Read story »