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Australian businesses innovate more than they realise, and most are driven by a desire to better serve customers, new research by National Australia Bank (NAB) and University of Melbourne has found.

The crime rate, especially drug crime, decreases significantly when more 16-44 year olds have access to affordable Vocational Education and Training, (VET) according to a new University of Melbourne report.

The wealthiest households in Australia are couples over 65, who have experienced a real increase in median net wealth of almost 70% since 2002, according to Australia’s largest and most comprehensive household survey.

Increasing the pension age from 61 to 65 for women – making it the same access age for men – results in women spending longer in the labour force rather than seeking other welfare payments, according to University of Melbourne research.

Health delivery in many low to middle income countries is being compromised by private operators offering poor service by unqualified practitioners at exorbitant cost, according to a new Lancet Series co-edited by the University of Melbourne and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

School principals who set clear strategic objectives, encourage professional interaction among staff and promote professional development for teachers significantly raise student achievement levels according to a University of Melbourne report on principal effectiveness.

The largest survey of leadership in Australia, the Study of Australian Leadership (SAL), launches today revealing significant shortfalls in business performance, innovation and leadership development in organisations across the nation. 

The collaboration between the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics and Melbourne Business School Limited has marked another milestone, with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) granting joint re-accreditation.

Homeless Australians eat only 14 meals per week on average according to a University of Melbourne report about homelessness and access to food.

 

Consumer psychologist Dr Brent Coker from the University of Melbourne has identified four key elements present in viral videos.

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