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Criticism of conditions for asylum seekers on Nauru rejected by its former government media adviser

Updated 23 April 2014, 16:45 AEST

One of the Australians who has been deported from Nauru says conditions for the asylum seekers there are much, much better than are being portrayed by critics of Australia's offshore Pacific processing centres.

SMS Story is proving that children can learn English effectively using text messages in classrooms.

PNG teachers use SMS to teach English

Updated 23 April 2014, 15:46 AEST

SMS or texting on the phone often gets a bad rap from educators but a project in Madang and Simbu provinces in PNG is proving it can be effective.

Indigenous language map

New bid to preserve indigenous languages in Northern Territory

Updated 23 April 2014, 16:02 AEST

The first stage of a unique digital archive of Australian Aboriginal languages is now accessible online.

South Korea takes on 'big tobacco'

Updated 23 April 2014, 13:49 AEST

South Korea's national health insurer is suing three tobacco firms for compensation.

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Pacifc Beat (Geraldine Coutts & Bruce Hill)
Pacific Beat Pacific Beat brings you interviews with leaders, newsmakers, and people who make the Pacifi ...

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Phil Kafcaloudes
Phil Kafcaloudes Host of Radio Australia's daily morning talk program.  In his nearly 30 years in t ...

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Sen Lam
Asia Pacific Asia Pacific brings you news and in-depth coverage of regional issues in Asia and the Pacific.

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Danny Kennedy, host of Australian Country Style
Australian Country Style A weekly selection of the latest and best Australian country music, featuring artists from ...

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