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Looking for a job? Here's where you might find one

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
You can hit the pavement in search of a coveted full-time job, but where are you most likely to land one? The latest official data from the Bureau of Statistics shows the healthcare sector is your best bet.

Autism body calls for more resources to support students on the spectrum

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
While many people have expressed anger over One Nation senator Pauline Hanson's remarks about children with autism, Autism Spectrum Australia does agree that many schools are not built for children with special needs.

Game of Toblerones: TV binging leads to snacking, bad health, study finds

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
Want to binge watch Game of Thrones ahead of season seven next month? Well, a new study has found excessive TV watching can have serious health consequences and, unsurprisingly, it also increases snacking.

This is what actually happens with special needs kids in a mainstream classroom

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
Pauline Hanson's claims students with disabilities and autism are putting a strain on school teachers demonstrate her ignorance about what actually happens with these kids inside the classroom, writes school officer Elizabeth Walsh.

Exploding cream dispenser kills French fitness blogger

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
A French fitness blogger dies after a whipped cream dispenser explodes, striking her in the chest.

Hanson stands by disability remarks, lashes out at 'political point-scoring'

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
Amid intense criticism, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson refuses to apologise for saying students with disabilities should be taught separately from mainstream classes, and claims she has been taken out of context.

Michael Wong reflects on stabbing

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
Dr Michael Wong reflects on the day he was stabbed while at work at Footscray Hospital and the bigger issue of patient care.

Surgeon attacked

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
Surgeon Michael Wong explains the moment a patient stabbing him at Footscray Hospital in February 2014.

CCTV of Footscray Hospital stabbing

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
CCTV reveals the aftermath of a patient stabbing a

NZ Pacific chef wins prestigious Kea Award

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
New Zealand Pacific chef Robert Oliver has won a prestigious award for his contribution to the culinary industry, through the promotion of Pacific culture.

National plans for Albury event honouring those lost to suicide

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
The creator behind Albury's winter solstice event hopes other communities across Australia will host the event to honour those those lost to suicide.

Long-haul flights under spotlight as researchers seek tips for beating jet lag

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
It may not be a silver bullet for jet lag, but a new research project between Qantas and The University of Sydney hopes to find the secret to coping with long-haul flights, looking at everything from onboard lighting to the spices in food.

Brisbane restaurant fined over dodgy mayonnaise that sickened 29 people

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
A Brisbane restaurant that unknowingly used eggs containing salmonella to make mayonnaise, causing 29 people to fall ill, is fined $37,000.

Think it's just young people facing a housing crisis? Think again

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
It's well known younger people are struggling to buy their first home, but experts are also warning of a "significant crisis" facing older Australians already in the market.

Feeling euphoric on a low-carb diet?

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
Some people on very low-carb diets say they feel euphoric, have clear minds and lose their appetite. Here's why.

When your heart runs a marathon without your body

ABC Australia - 21/06/2017
What do you do when your heart is racing at what feels like a million miles an hour? The answer, for some, is to lie on your back, with legs in the air, and blow hard.

A racing heart

ABC Australia - 21/06/2017

World stops to pose for International Yoga Day

ABC Australia - 21/06/2017
From the deck of an aircraft carrier to the sub-zero temperatures of a Himalayan military outpost, tens of thousands people stop to practise the ancient discipline of yoga, with 50,000 devotees joining Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on their mats.

Concerns kids stunting could have major economic and social impacts for PNG

ABC Australia - 21/06/2017
Researchers are warning that terrible rates of childhood malnutrition could cripple Papua New Guinea's future economic growth.