We're enjoying record prosperity, study finds. AUSTRALIANS are enjoying record economic prosperity with the average person 4 per cent better off than this time last year, a new report says. The National Performance Gauge, published today by CommSec, shows that those who own shares and property increased their wealth by 8 per cent in 2009 and 40 per cent over the past decade.
Property sales reports dragging heels. Only the state government's Office of the Valuer-General gets the full picture on private sales and auctions,
AUSTRALIA: Many foreigners but few PhDs. So difficult has life become for Australian PhD and masters by research students that the numbers starting the degrees are falling and completion rates are among the lowest in the developed world. At the same time, foreign student commencements in PhD degree courses have rocketed by 125% over the past six years.
Is this a sympton of lower levels of maths science competency of high school graduates, and career guidance during their teenage
Australian News Migration Education and Skills
Regional centres to boom now the bust has settled. SOME are calling it "payback year", others "the year of the investor". I see it as "the year of the regional centre". It's clear 2010 will be a different year to the previous one, with those who worked hard for not much reward in 2009 expecting better returns. These are the people looking for payback.
Kylie, AC/DC miss out on Grammys.
WWOOF Willing Workers On Organic Farms Australia Official Website Want to arrange a farm-stay in Australia......for work instead of money?
SBS Australia podcasts Turk, German, etc. SBS is now providing audio and video downloads and podcast feeds for some of its programs.
Student residency regulated OVERSEAS students face unprecedented levels of regulation aimed at cracking down on the rampant permanent residency market, according to peak university, government
Sziget August 2009 Music Festival Budapest 200,000 visitors from all over Europe
Australian Endeavour Scholarship and Research Awards for international applicants, and how to apply. Through the Endeavour Awards, the Australian Government provides opportunities for high achieving international students, researchers and professionals to undertake short or long term study, research and professional development in Australia in a broad range of disciplines.