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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

Indian PM Modi calls for closer links with Australia

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014 10:44AM UTC Comments Off Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a closer strategic partnership between India and Australia as well as a closer trading relationship, warning that peace in the Asia-Pacific region cannot be taken for granted....

China and Australia sign free-trade deal

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014 5:10PM UTC Comments Off China’s President Xi Jinping, left, and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speak at a press conference following the signing of several memorandums of understanding to strengthen trade in Canberra, Monday. Pic: AP.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China and Australia have signed a preliminary deal after almost a decade of free-trade negotiations that will give Australia's service industry unsurpassed access to the Chinese market and Australian agriculture advantages over competitors from the United States, Canada and the European Union....

Obama presses Asia Pacific on security challenges

By Sat, Nov 15, 2014 11:50AM UTC Comments Off U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a recent visit to Australia. Pic: AP.

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — President Barack Obama is challenging Asia Pacific nations to choose between "conflict or cooperation," singling out North Korea's rogue nuclear program and China's tense territorial disputes with its neighbors as matters that could threaten progress in the fast-growing region....

The G20 in Brisbane: Be alert or very alarmed?

By Thu, Nov 13, 2014 1:32PM UTC Comments Off Brisbane. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Momentum in Brisbane, Australia is building towards the G20 this weekend when dignitaries from the world's most powerful economies such as Russia, China, the United States and the United Kingdom will descend on the river city for trade meetings on November 15-16....

Rebuilding futures with Health Sciences

By Tue, Nov 04, 2014 7:09PM UTC Comments Off Speech pathology tuition at Curtin University. Pic: Curtin University.

Earlier this year, Janet Beilby from Curtin University’s School of Psychology and Speech Pathology won the Innovation in Education Prize for her development of an innovative virtual patient called ‘Jim’. Dr Beilby worked with an international team of researchers to develop the computer-based avatar, which has been programmed with a variety of responses that challenge students to develop the complex...

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