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World Bank: let climate-threatened Pacific islanders migrate to Australia or NZ

Australia and New Zealand should allow open migration for citizens of Pacific nations threatened by climate change, to boost struggling island economies and prevent a later mass forced migration, a paper from the World Bank argues.
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Linking climate and health in the Pacific

LAST MONTH at the World Health Organisation conference on climate change in Copenhagen, WHO experts outlined the impact of climate change on human health, and how improvements in environmental conditions could reduce the global disease burden by more than 25 per cent. The WHO has...
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Revisiting Indigenous education

This paper argues that there is no ‘gap’ between the literacy and numeracy of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. The gap is between Indigenous students in mainstream schools and Indigenous students in non-performing remote schools.
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The composition and distribution of household wealth in Australia

This article describes how household wealth changed since 2002 and how developments in house prices, equity prices and superannuation returns may have affected the composition and distribution of household net worth. The article updates previous work done by the Bank using data from the Household...
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Bullying epidemic creating 'own personal hell'

Australia's top adolescent mental health experts are calling for action to stem the tide of cyber-bullying and bullying in schools. Adolescent psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg has told the ABC's Four Corners program that someone needs to take the lead on what he considers "the most important...
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CPTPP: a ’7/10 deal’ and the need for independent trade analysis

After New Zealand's Trade Minister, David Parker, signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile, he gave the agreement a ‘7 out of 10’. How persuasive are Parker’s claims?
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How to go about a non-profit merger

This resource presents a how-to guide for non-profit organisations seeking to explore whether a merger is right for them, and if so, how to go about it - using insights and lessons learned from a recent large-scale merger in the disability sector.
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How to adopt an outcomes-focused approach

This step-by-step guide takes you through the main tasks and what they involve to set up an outcomes management approach for your organisation. Part one covers defining how you create the change.
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World Refugee Week: how Australians feel about refugees

When it comes to refugee resettlement, Australians are not immune from the NIMBY phenomenon. We think we should lend a hand in an international crisis, yet we are also cautious about hosting large numbers of culturally-different foreigners on our shores.
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FactCheck Q&A: what are the real numbers on refugees and other migrants coming to Australia?

On Q&A, panellists duelled over the numbers of migrants Australia takes a year. Is it 200,000 or 800,000? How many are permanent and how many are temporary?