Budget 2016 breakdown

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Treasurer Scott Morrison will be unveiling the federal budget at 7.30 tonight, amidst much speculation as to contents and whether it will win the foundering coalition the upcoming election. The usual tax cuts and funding bonuses will be announced, but what do we know for sure? ANU’s Professor Quentin Grafton broke it down for us.

New program heralding school success in indigenous communities

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A pilot program in remote Aboriginal communities has made great progress to improve school attendance by involving community leaders and Indigenous rangers to teach students about customary knowledge, culture, and literacy and numeracy. Dr William Fogarty is head of an ANU review of the program, and he spoke about what this review of the project found.

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 18)

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– New anti-blindness drug approved in Australia
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– ACOSS opposes lifting the pension age
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– Link found between gene and Alzheimer’s risk
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