Yuendumu’s new higher learning centre aims to improve English and Warlpiri literacy rates

Yuendumu’s new higher learning centre aims to improve English and Warlpiri literacy rates

Posted May 13, 2018 15:53:00 Photo: Teacher Barbara Martin (left), reads with Kelly Napanangka Michael at the higher learning centre. (ABC News: Nick Hose) Related Story: ‘My burn grew bigger’: Remote NT community boycotting health clinic over patient mistreatment claims Related Story: In remote Aboriginal community, dogs are not just …

Gold Coast residents pay higher water bills than Sydneysiders

Gold Coast residents pay higher water bills than Sydneysiders

Posted May 07, 2018 09:52:16 In south east Queensland, the cost of accessing mains water is more than double what people connected to Sydney Water pay. For Gold Coast residents, these fixed charges are on top of usage fees that are higher than many other metropolitan areas in Australia. Bond …

NBN boss blames Government for slow speeds, dropouts and higher maintenance costs

NBN boss blames Government for slow speeds, dropouts and higher maintenance costs

Posted April 27, 2018 15:47:27 The Government’s reliance on copper means cheaper prices but lower speeds, more dropouts and higher maintenance costs for broadband users, the outgoing boss of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has said. Key points: Multi Technology Mix (MTM) cheaper, even after accounting for higher faults, NBN …

Perth rainfall is higher than Melbourne, Hobart, London despite reputation for sunny beaches

Perth rainfall is higher than Melbourne, Hobart, London despite reputation for sunny beaches

Posted April 24, 2018 10:32:30 Photo: Perth has fewer wet days per year, but when the rain does fall, the city often cops it. (ABC News: David Weber) Perth may be best known for its idyllic beaches and sunny skies, but the West Australian capital sees more rain than Melbourne, …

Pauline Hanson says Government’s company tax cuts wouldn’t deliver higher wages

Pauline Hanson says Government’s company tax cuts wouldn’t deliver higher wages

Updated April 24, 2018 09:24:30 One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has conceded she does not think giving Australian companies a tax cut will result in workers getting a highly sought-after wage increase. Key points: Senator Hanson concedes the bill her party has given conditional support to will not see higher …

The optimum office temperature is higher than you think

The optimum office temperature is higher than you think

By Dian Tjondronegoro, Christhina Candido, Fan Zhang and Shamila Haddad Posted April 12, 2018 06:00:00 Photo: New research shows you could work in a slightly warmer office without losing your cool. (Supplied: NBC) If you’re reading this article in your office, chances are the air conditioning is set to about …

Men have a higher opinion of themselves than women do, study finds

Men have a higher opinion of themselves than women do, study finds

Posted April 07, 2018 05:05:49 Photo: Men’s perception of their intelligence is “enhanced” according to a new study by Arizona State University. (Unsplash: Alexis Brown) Men, on average, think they’re more intelligent than two-thirds of their peers, while women are more accurate in their assessment about how smart they might …

Wall Street stages a comeback to close higher, shaking off trade war fears

Wall Street stages a comeback to close higher, shaking off trade war fears

Posted April 05, 2018 07:47:44 Photo: The Dow Jones closed higher after earlier falling more than 500 points during the session. (Reuters: Brendan McDermid) The Dow Jones has posted a 700-point turnaround to finish 1 per cent higher, after earlier posting steep losses. China’s warning of new tariffs against the …

Asthma linked to higher rates of bone fractures, especially for boys, new study finds

Asthma linked to higher rates of bone fractures, especially for boys, new study finds

Updated April 04, 2018 18:14:23 Photo: One in seven children have asthma, and now it’s linked to broken bones. (ABC News) A major Australian study has found a link between asthma in children and bone fractures, but it affects boys more than girls. One in seven children have asthma, which …