The Age (Australia)

• Declassified documents show CIA's interest in Australian communism
A secret CIA memo warned of the Australian Communist Party's ability to "cripple Australian production" just months before the 1949 coal miner strike.

• Australian high school scores international green technology gong
How tiny Huonville does well by doing good on the environment front.

• Australian students visit NASA mission control as part of STEM program
Girls from several schools around Australia have returned from NASA encouraged to pursue their passions in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

• AMA doctors accuse Labor of undermining confidence in health system
The head of the influential doctors lobby has called out the opposition's criticisms of the health system under minister Jillian Skinner as unhelpful and corrosive and urged Labor not to use hospitals to push its own political agenda.

• Back-to-school: Parents deliberate over school shoes, from the dirt cheap to the brand names
There's a massive range of school shoes, from $12 all the way to $160. What should parents be looking for?

• High school students want more say in how to deter young terrorists
Violent extremism and what leads young people into it should be seriously discussed in schools according to high school students in the ACT.

• Why Sydney's urban sprawl is making us sick: Committee of Sydney report reveals
The shocking maps of Sydney that turned an economics report into a stark health warning.

• Uni offers 2017: Sydney growth pushes students to UNSW city planning degree
Sydney, by most measures, is going through a planning boom, and students are taking notice.

• MRI scans are sparing men painful prostate cancer investigations
The thought of being investigated for prostate cancer terrified Paul Davies. About a year ago, Mr Davies was told to see a urologist about a high PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test.

• Revealed: the schools, electorates and political party that get the most Gonski money
Barnaby Joyce's electorate is among the biggest beneficiaries of additional "Gonski" funding and among the likely biggest losers under the Coalition's school funding plan, a Herald analysis can reveal. 

• How much Gonski money has gone to your school?
Interactive: Find out how much Gonski money has gone to your school.

• Counselling session left me psychologically damaged, says public servant
Tribunal rejects allegations against Director of Public Prosecutions.

• Ancient Indigenous site Budj Bim a step closer to World Heritage status after a big day for Portland district
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews inspected structures about 6500 years old - more than 1500 years older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Egypt.

• Man killed by crocodile at Cahills Crossing in Northern Territory
A man has been killed by a crocodile while wading across a river near the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, police say.

• Gut feeling: the swallowable gut sensor that could replace a colonoscopy
Moving science forward took on new meaning when Buffy Gorrilla volunteered for a medical trial.

• Life Framer competition open for entries
Life Framer is a relative newcomer in the photography awards world, but it's already become one to watch. 

• How Testosterone Rex gave the differences between sexes a bad press
This is an edited extract from Cordelia Fine's Testosterone Rex (Icon).

• Public service high flyers must wait for their money
Controversial pay rises for Tax Office elite put on ice, as bargaining war flares up again.

• Centrelink systematically ripping off clients: whistleblower
'What we are doing is wrong,' says insider.

• Disadvantaged women more likely to have heart attacks than poor men
Disadvantaged women are 25 per cent more likely to have a heart attack than their male peers and the gap is probably not because of bad lifestyle habits.



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