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Income and wealth affect the mental health of Australians, study shows

Australians who have higher incomes and greater wealth are more likely to experience better mental health throughout their lives, new research led by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has found.

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Income and wealth affect the mental health of Australians, study shows
New crane device will make worksites safer

Monday 15 Oct 2018By Daniel Jauk

New crane device will make worksites safer

Workers can wirelessly operate the Roborigger to position, orient and release loads at a safe distance.

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Global study finds youngest in class more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

Monday 15 Oct 2018By Lauren Sydoruk

Global study finds youngest in class more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

A new global study led by Curtin University researchers has found that children who are the youngest in their classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than their older classmates.

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Majority of WA adults support introduction of minimum price on alcohol

Tuesday 09 Oct 2018By Lauren Sydoruk

Majority of WA adults support introduction of minimum price on alcohol

Three in five Western Australian adults support the WA Government introducing a minimum price on alcohol to prevent the sale of cheap alcohol.

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Rental uncertainty and affordability problematic for private renters

Tuesday 09 Oct 2018By Yasmine Phillips

Rental uncertainty and affordability problematic for private renters

Private renters say uncertainty over their leases and affordability pressures are a major issue in the private rental sector, new Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre research shows.

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Making the Lithium Valley dream a reality

Monday 08 Oct 2018By Anita Shore

Making the Lithium Valley dream a reality

The battery industry is about to boom and Western Australia, with its vast wealth of lithium and other next-gen battery making minerals, is ideally placed.

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WA’s national bid to lead battery energy storage research hub charges on

Monday 08 Oct 2018By Yasmine Phillips

WA’s national bid to lead battery energy storage research hub charges on

A WA-led national consortium of industry and universities has been invited to progress to the second stage of its bid to lead a $100 million Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre.…

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Giant leaps on horizon for cerebral palsy

Saturday 06 Oct 2018By Karen Green

Giant leaps on horizon for cerebral palsy

A top-notch international research collaboration looks set to deliver the best progress in more than a century in diagnostics and interventions for cerebral palsy.

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Neutron star jets shoot down theory

Thursday 27 Sep 2018By Lucien Wilkinson

Neutron star jets shoot down theory

Astronomers have detected radio jets belonging to a neutron star with a strong magnetic field — something not predicted by current theory, according to a new study published in Nature today.

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Most vulnerable households worried about summer energy bills: survey

Thursday 27 Sep 2018By Yasmine Phillips

Most vulnerable households worried about summer energy bills: survey

Two-thirds of vulnerable customers were financially better off under an alternative energy pricing product trialled in regional Western Australia during the 2016-17 summer period, BCEC research…

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