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Charles Sturt University was established in 1989, building on a tradition of excellence in teaching and research spanning more than 100 years. It aims for excellence in education for the professions, strategic and applied research and flexible delivery of learning and teaching.

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Shaquero, a two-year-old horse, won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic on Saturday. Magic Millions/Twitter

Racing 2-year-old horses is lucrative, but is it worth the risks?

Engaging two-year-old horses in the intensive training to prepare for competitive racing is a bit like asking a 13-year-old child to perform at the peak of their athletic potential.
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Aged care isn’t working, but we can create neighbourhoods to support healthy ageing in place

If Australia created more age-friendly neighbourhoods — which really are more liveable for everyone — then we wouldn't have to rely so heavily on underfunded, substandard aged-care homes.
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10 things we do that puzzle and scare horses

Patting, shoeing, grooming, feeding, and even putting them in a stable - the list of seemingly benign human interactions that can confuse or upset horses is surprisingly long. On the eve of the official Horse's Birthday, we explain why.
Mannus Creek in NSW during the 2020 bushfire period. Luke Pearce

Before and after: see how bushfire and rain turned the Macquarie perch’s home to sludge

When the post-bushfire rains finally arrived, the situation for many fish species went from dangerous to catastrophic. A slurry of ash and mud washed into waterways, sending oxygen levels plummeting.

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