Research

Victorian teachers must learn to set quality homework, report says

Benjamin Preiss Teachers, you have a new assignment – learning to set better homework.

Grain industry research reaps $60 million for improved crops

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Darren Gray More than $60 million will be spent on a range of agricultural research projects over the next five years including to develop better varieties of grain that produce bigger crop yields - and...

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.

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

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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.

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.

Mercy Health research into stillbirth prevention

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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.

Death driver sentenced to six years

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Steve Butcher Raza Hussain and his wife and five children had just celebrated a first Christmas in Australia and had started to re-establish their lives in Geelong.

Renting now the norm for a generation of families: report

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Clay Lucas Booming house prices have dramatically changed the average renter in Victoria, with new analysis showing families now rent 42 per cent of the state's privately leased homes.

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Vulnerable young go on to become Legal Aid frequent users

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Henrietta Cook, state political reporter Vulnerable young people who have been in child protection or endured family violence are more likely to clash with the law as adults, needing frequent legal aid assistance.

Bicycle lights the key to improving safety: researcher

Deborah Gough Police are stabbing in the dark if they are trying to improve cycling safety with a blitz on red-light runners and those who don't wear helmets, one of the country's leading researchers into cycling...

State needs 1880 more police, warns union

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Rapidly growing suburbs on Melbourne's fringe are in danger of becoming crime hot-spots unless there is an injection of 1880 front-line police officers, the police union warns.

Fat chance of spreading word as jobs muddy the McMessage

The golden arches will soon rise over eight new McDonald's outlets in Victoria.

Tony Wright It seems most fortunate that Victoria’s Health Minister David Davis and Treasurer Michael O’Brien didn’t get their press releases mixed up.

Chinese urban planner acquitted of raping tour guide

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Steve Butcher A Chinese urban planner has been acquitted of raping a tour guide assigned to his delegation in Melbourne.

Cycling safety: the statistics

Cyclists make up 15 per cent of  commuters into the city, up from 9 per cent in 2008.

Deborah Gough It's day two of an eight-day blitz on bike users in Melbourne's inner north and south-east, where police are cracking down on bicycle-related infringments.