Research

State to sell schools, police stations and a hospital

Napthine

Simon Johanson Dozens more schools, police stations and a hospital will be offloaded by the Napthine government as it builds a cash war-chest for infrastructure spending ahead of this year’s November election.

Crafty crooks do their research before hits on pharmacies

Peter Tzimos at the Eden Rise Pharmacy in Berwick.

Aisha Dow & Craig Butt Drug robberies and burglaries from Victorian pharmacies have hit a five-year high, with criminals posing as customers to 'research' their targets.

Parkville IT staff cuts isolate NICTA lab from world's top biomedical research precinct

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Bridie Smith The decision to cut staff at the Parkville laboratory of Australia's peak IT research organisation NICTA will isolate the agency from one of the world's top biomedical precincts, it has been warned.

Medical Research Council review gives wind farms a clean bill of health

Tom Arup Environment Editor There is no reliable or consistent evidence wind farms directly cause human health problems, a major draft review by Australia's leading medical research body has found.

Sports betting now the main game, research finds

Tandberg news cartoon for Sat 12 april 2014

Kate Hagan Footy fans are being exposed to more than five minutes of broadcast gambling advertising on average at an AFL match, research shows.

Ill times for medical research as institutes face ballooning costs as support declines

Prof Brendan Crabb (AAMRI President & Burnet Institute Director) 
Prof Geoffrey Donnan (Florey Institute Director) 
Mr Harold Mitchell (Florey Board Chair) 
Prof Rob Shepherd (The Bionics Institute) 
Prof Garry Jenning (Baker IDI Director) 
Prof Doug Hilton (Walter and Eliza Hall director) 16th April 2014. Photo by Jason South.

Bridie Smith Victoria's top medical research institutes face a funding crisis, with costs of research ballooning as state government support has flatlined.

Mercy Health research into stillbirth prevention

Rochelle and Tia Harapambous

Julia Medew Melbourne researchers have developed a blood test that could help prevent stillbirth, a tragedy that affects millions globally every year.

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Research on alpine grazing was a draft

The document that underpinned the controversial decision to return cattle to the Alpine National Park has turned out to be a curious one.

Melissa Fyfe and Tom Arup After a 17-month battle with the Baillieu government, the environment movement has received a key document that underpinned the controversial decision to return cattle to the Alpine National Park.

Anti-family violence research faces collapse

Adrian Lowe A program researching ways to prevent family violence deaths is at risk of collapse.

Epilepsy research brings award to Australian expert

Bridie Smith Australian epilepsy specialist awarded top international accolade for women in science.

Disabled children dumped at hospital

Royal Childrens Hospital

Henrietta Cook Henrietta Cook, State political reporter

The ABC of holding them back

Craig Mathieson When to start prep has become a school arms race between anxious parents.

Victorian health groups want kilojoules on fast-food menu

Jane Martin said labelling would empower consumers to make healthier choices.

Henrietta Cook Health groups will make obesity a big issue in the lead up to the state election and are calling for mandatory kilojoule labeling for fast food outlets.

MH17 carrying 'about 100 delegates' en route to Melbourne AIDS conference

Sombre mood: The AIDS conference is due to begin in Melbourne this weekend.

Steve Lillebuen and Julia Medew About a third of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash, including a world leading HIV researcher, are believed to have been enroute to Melbourne for a major AIDS conference starting...

Yes, let's talk about sex

Victorian AIDS Council director of health promotion policy Colin Batrouney is the man behind the Drama Downunder campaign.

Andrew Stephens Health promotion campaigns around HIV/AIDS in Victoria have been extraordinarily successful. Colin Batroney has been behind much of it.

Former AFP boss backs cannabis oil parents

Cassie Batten

Rania Spooner and Beau Donelly Former Australian Federal Police chief Mick Palmer has urged state law enforcement agencies to exercise discretion when dealing with families who are treating seriously ill children with cannabis oil.

Scientists discover molecule that controls appetite

Bridie Smith A molecule produced in the colon has been found to control appetite, a discovery which could help the future treatment of conditions such as obesity and anorexia nervosa.

Kilmore East fire trunk

Jane Lee, Richard Willingham, Timna Jacks Survivors of Black Saturday's worst fire could receive a share of a record $500 million settlement with electricity provider SP AusNet and the state government in about a year, ending the largest...

Black Saturday victims win $500m settlement

Black Saturday, the remains of a home.

Jane Lee, Richard Willingham, Timna Jacks Survivors of Black Saturday's worst fire could receive a share of a record $500 million settlement with electricity provider SP AusNet and the state government in about a year, ending the largest...

Tax

Murray calls for reform of capital gains and negative gearing

Tax file numbers have been stolen in order to make fraudulent tax return claims.

Stephen Cauchi Reform of capital gains tax and negative gearing should be a priority in the forthcoming tax white paper, according to the Murray Financial System Inquiry.