Federal government testing suggests around 10 per cent of teaching students have failed to meet required standards of literacy and numeracy.
New rules by the banking regulator to tighten the way Australia's banks lend money for homes are working to cool the property market.
A major trial of an HIV prevention drug is being conducted in New South Wales.
Consumers and carers advising a national multicultural mental health service say they've been sidelined by a new federal service provider.

World News Radio December 1

Australia using money from the foreign aid budget to help poorer countries cope with climate change;About 10 per cent of trainee teachers failing to meet required...
The federal government's welfare crackdown on parents who fail to vaccinate their children takes effect soon.
The first large-scale solar project in the country is now online in outback New South Wales.
An AFL women's league is one step closer to reality with the launch of a female player academy in Victoria.
Beijing has again been blanketed in smog, with authorities issuing the second-highest level alert and advising residents to stay indoors.
Many businesses are preparing to take advantage of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, signed in Canberra back in June.
The Climate Council says bushfires will be longer and harder to fight and Australia needs to be better prepared.
A herbal medicine that appears to have shown promise in treating one type of dementia in China is entering its largest clinical trial in Australia.
Regional Queensland has been proposed as a prime location for the resettlement of some of the 12,000 Syrian refugees Australia says it will accept.

World News Radio November 30

Protests ahead of the Paris climate change talks;Mixed views in Mackay about an increase in refugees;Weekend sport wrap. 
Early signs of a predicted mass coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef could be a prelude to future damage from climate change.

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