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Transfer pricing rules the ‘core’ of the problem: Deakin tax expert
28 January 2015

A Deakin University tax expert has called on the Government to strengthen existing double tax treaty agreements to curtail the practice of foreign companies siphoning untaxed profits from Australia.


Diet and nutrition essential for mental health
28 January 2015

Evidence is rapidly growing showing vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health, a new international collaboration led by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University has revealed.

Bloomin’ heck! Deakin marine scientist latches onto solution to jellyfish
27 January 2015

They can wipe out an entire commercial fish farm overnight, terrify open water swimmers throughout the world and disable power stations, but Deakin University's top marine scientist is part of a global team which could have the solution to the sting of the jellyfish bloom.

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Deakin partners with Bendigo Bank to invest in a promising future
27 January 2015

Deakin University, the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria, today announced a unique partnership with Australia's only regionally based bank, Bendigo Bank.

Slow and steady wins the race of the underwater world: Deakin research
21 January 2015

Slow and steady doesn't just win the race between a tortoise and a hare, with new Deakin University research showing sluggish, shy and slow-growing underwater creatures have a better chance of avoiding death by fishing hook than their bigger and bolder counterparts.

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Deakin’s financial planning expert shares back to school savings tips
21 January 2015

A month on from Christmas and mums and dads around the country are only now feeling the credit card bill hangover – and for many the blow is made all the worse by imminent back-to-school costs.

From Geelong to Montpellier, researchers hope animals hold key to better human cancer outcomes
20 January 2015

A Deakin University biologist is collaborating with French scientists to unlock the secrets to the animal kingdom's ability to fight cancer in an attempt to help human medicine better prevent and cure the disease.

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Research finds caffeine increases soft drink consumption
16 January 2015

Researchers from Deakin University's Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) have found that caffeine increases the consumption of soft drinks.


New study looking to detect and treat hoarding disorder in childhood
15 January 2015

Hoarding is a debilitating disorder that can have a devastating impact on those with the condition, their families and the community.


Study finds lives and money to be saved from incidental exercise
12 January 2015

A Melbourne study has found that incidental physical activity from active transport, such as walking to catch the train to work or cycling to the shops, can save lives and money.

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Twelve great new year's money resolutions
12 January 2015

Many of us are not so great at keeping New year's resolutions, but Deakin University financial planning senior lecturer Dr Adrian Raftery suggests we are more likely to find success when we set goals to reduce debt or save more rather than trying to lose weight or give up smoking.

Oh my frog n toad! Deakin scientist uncovers NT predators’ breakfast feast
12 January 2015

Predators at one of Australia's most northern points are cleaning up frogs and toads hit by cars so quickly that the true cost of road kill could easily be underestimated, Deakin research has found.

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Salmon expert reels in top nutrition award for helping make fish fattier
18 December 2014

Deakin University nutritionist Associate Professor Giovanni Turchini has been recognised for his outstanding research in aquaculture and nutrition, receiving the Nutrition Society of Australia's annual medal.

Deakin researcher calls for citizen scientists to help save rare 500kg turtle
18 December 2014

A Deakin University marine scientist is asking coastal Victorian and Tasmanian locals and summer holidaymakers to help save one of the ocean's biggest yet most elusive endangered creatures.

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Viral video gives front-row seat as students discover ATAR
17 December 2014

A Deakin University video capturing the moment 30 school students discover their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) has gone viral with more than 189,000 views in one day.

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