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New Zealand Union Sector – Women in New Zealand effectively working for free for the rest of the year

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Union Sector – Women in New Zealand effectively working for free for the rest of the year

Source: CTU Council of Trade Unions Vice President Rachel Mackintosh says New Zealand’s gender pay imbalance can and must be fixed. “Employers discriminate against women from the first day of work to the last, all the way from minimum wage jobs to Chief Executives.That translates into missed opportunities not just for women, but for their […]

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New Zealand Tertiary Sector – New degrees set the stage for careers in the creative sector

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tertiary Sector – New degrees set the stage for careers in the creative sector

Source: Wintec New Music and Performing Arts and Contemporary Art degrees complete a suite of four new degrees designed to take Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) students into the future world of work in the creative sector. Enrolment is open now for the two new, specialised degrees which join the Bachelor of Design and Bachelor […]

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How the use of emoji on Islamophobic Facebook pages amplifies racism

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on How the use of emoji on Islamophobic Facebook pages amplifies racism

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández, Lecturer in Digital Media at the School of Communication, Queensland University of Technology In the aftermath of the fatal stabbing in Melbourne’s Bourke Street on Friday, Facebook and other social media platforms were flooded with hateful messages towards Muslims and Islam. Over the weekend, I […]

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Morrison wants Muslim leaders to do more to prevent terrorism, but what more can they do?

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Morrison wants Muslim leaders to do more to prevent terrorism, but what more can they do?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Greg Barton, Chair in Global Islamic Politics, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation; Co-Director, Australian Intervention Support Hub, Deakin University With the simple statement “more needs to happen”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was emphatic. In the wake of the terror attack on the crowded streets of […]

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FactCheck Q&A: have 90% of Labor MPs worked in trade unions?

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on FactCheck Q&A: have 90% of Labor MPs worked in trade unions?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Ray Markey, Emeritus Professor, Macquarie University The Conversation fact-checks claims made on Q&A, broadcast Mondays on the ABC at 9.35pm. Thank you to everyone who sent us quotes for checking via Twitter using the hashtags #FactCheck and #QandA, on Facebook or by email. [embedded content] Excerpt from […]

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Expanding suspension powers for schools is harmful and ineffective

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Expanding suspension powers for schools is harmful and ineffective

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Linda J. Graham, Professor in the School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education, Queensland University of Technology New research released today reveals extraordinary increases in suspensions and exclusions in Queensland state schools. But these increases don’t necessarily mean student behaviour is getting worse. Education reform and changes […]

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Adenomyosis causes pain, heavy periods and infertility but you’ve probably never heard of it

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Adenomyosis causes pain, heavy periods and infertility but you’ve probably never heard of it

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Anusch Yazdani, Associate Professor, The University of Queensland Adenomyosis is a condition of the uterus (womb), where the tissue that grows on the lining of the uterus (also known as the endometrium) is also present on the inside muscular wall of the uterus. Adenomyosis can cause symptoms […]

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Kyoto on the path to becoming the Copenhagen of Asia

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Kyoto on the path to becoming the Copenhagen of Asia

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Brendan F.D. Barrett, Specially Appointed Professor, Center for the Study of Co*Design, Osaka University Against the backdrop of climate scientists warning that we have 12 years to cut carbon emissions to avoid disastrous climate change, Kyoto is searching for an alternative, sustainable future. The Japanese city is […]

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Unlocking Australia’s productivity paradox. Why things aren’t that super

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Unlocking Australia’s productivity paradox. Why things aren’t that super

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Adam Triggs, Research fellow, Australian National University 2018 marks the 40 year anniversary of the first Superman film. Starring as Superman, Christopher Reeve fought foes and vanquished villains in an action-packed battle between good and evil. Four decades on, Superman continues to feature in films, but often […]

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Here’s looking at: George Baldessin’s Mary Magdalene on Rue St Denis

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Here’s looking at: George Baldessin’s Mary Magdalene on Rue St Denis

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Ted Snell, Professor, Chief Cultural Officer, Cultural Precinct, University of Western Australia The extraordinary sculpture of Mary Magdalene by the 15th century Bavarian carver Tilman Riemenschneider focuses our attention on her hair, which twists, curls and cascades down and around her body. This is the hair that […]

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Health Check: should you take probiotics when you’re on antibiotics?

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Health Check: should you take probiotics when you’re on antibiotics?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Lito Papanicolas, Infectious diseases specialist and PhD candidate, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute If you take antibiotics, there’s a good chance you’ll also get diarrhoea. Antibiotics kill harmful bacteria that cause disease. But they also cause collateral damage to the microbiome, the complex community of […]

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North Otago Town Commemorates Hospital Ship that Supported Anzac Troops in First World War

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on North Otago Town Commemorates Hospital Ship that Supported Anzac Troops in First World War

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 11 November 2018 A memorial plaque recognising the significant role of Her Majesty’s Hospital Ship (HMHS) Maheno supporting Anzac troops during the First World War was unveiled this morning at the North Otago town of Maheno, as centenary of the Armistice was marked. The small rural town’s residents turned out […]

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Two past coup leaders face off in Fiji election as Australia sharpens its focus on Pacific

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Two past coup leaders face off in Fiji election as Australia sharpens its focus on Pacific

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Dominic O’Sullivan, Associate Professor of Political Science, Charles Sturt University Fiji faces a general election on Wednesday, just as Australia’s main political parties devote more attention to the western Pacific, driven by worries about China’s growing influence in the region. For most Australians, the nation is a […]

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SODELPA’s Rabuka cleared for Fiji election – FICAC appeal dismissed

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, FICAC, Fiji, Fiji elections, Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption, Human Rights, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sitiveni Rabuka  /  Comments Off on SODELPA’s Rabuka cleared for Fiji election – FICAC appeal dismissed

A media scrum at the Fiji High Court 2 today for the anti-corruption agency FICAC’s unsuccessful appeal against the acquittal of SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka on a false declaration of assets charge. Image: Sri Krishnamurthi/PMC By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva In a dramatic afternoon, more than 1000 people sang Fijian songs of jubilation as Chief-Justice […]

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Detained tourist in West Papua on allegations of ‘treason’ awaits trial

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Insurgency, journalism, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Political trial, Reports, Tourism, Treason, Wamena, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Detained tourist in West Papua on allegations of ‘treason’ awaits trial

Accused tourist Jakup Febian Skrzypski with Frits Ramandey of the Human Rights Commission Office of Papua. Image: Tabloid Jubi By Islami Adisubrata in Wamena, West Papua Indonesian Regional Police in West Papua have handed over the documents of the case of a Polish tourist, Jakup Fabian Skrzypski, who was arrested recently with three Papuans and […]

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David Clapperton’s undermining of democracy a test of accountability in local government

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on David Clapperton’s undermining of democracy a test of accountability in local government

Source: Taxpayers Union FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE12 NOVEMBER 2018The practice of Horowhenua District Council CEOs screening of emails, and the damning criticism by the Ombudsman released today, is a test of whether accountability of CEOs still applies at town halls, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.“If ever there was a case of serious misconduct justifying dismissal of a council’s CEO […]

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Two past coup leaders face off in Fiji general election as Australia sharpens focus on the western Pacific

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Two past coup leaders face off in Fiji general election as Australia sharpens focus on the western Pacific

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Dominic O’Sullivan, Associate Professor of Political Science, Charles Sturt University Fiji faces a general election on Wednesday, just as Australia’s main political parties devote more attention to the western Pacific, driven by worries about China’s growing influence in the region. For most Australians, the nation is a […]

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When the numbers aren’t enough: how different data work together in research

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on When the numbers aren’t enough: how different data work together in research

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jacqueline Stephens, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of South Australia This article is in the series This is research, where we ask academics to share and discuss open access articles that reveal important aspects of science. Today’s piece looks at how types of data – quantitative and qualitative […]

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Worlds and theatre collide in Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Worlds and theatre collide in Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By William Peterson, Senior Lecturer in Drama, Flinders University Review: Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land, OzAsia Festival. I have often heard OzAsia Festival Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell suggest that he looks forward to the day when contemporary work from Asia is so woven into the country’s performing […]

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