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Grattan on Friday: Morrison government brings back memories of McMahon days

By   /  November 16, 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 Grattan on Friday: Morrison government brings back memories of McMahon days

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra As the Morrison government thrashes around trying to stave off defeat or just save the furniture, it reminds one historian of the ill-fated McMahon administration. The run up to the Coalition’s 1972 ousting is detailed in a just-released life of […]

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Chinese president bound for PNG as controversy mounts over APEC 2018

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Development, DJF, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Chinese president bound for PNG as controversy mounts over APEC 2018

APEC officials prepare to welcome foreign delegates from 23 countries. Image: Apec.org Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing today for state visits to Papua New Guinea, Brunei and the Philippines – and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit in Port Moresby. During Xi’s stay in Papua New Guinea, he will […]

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Why early diagnosis of autism should lead to early intervention

By   /  November 15, 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 Why early diagnosis of autism should lead to early intervention

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Hannah Waddington, Lecturer in Educational Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington Research suggests children can be reliably diagnosed with autism before the age of two. It also shows that many of the behavioural symptoms of autism are present before the age of one. These behaviours include decreased interest […]

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Politics with Michelle Grattan: Derryn Hinch on a national ICAC and the Victorian election

By   /  November 15, 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 Politics with Michelle Grattan: Derryn Hinch on a national ICAC and the Victorian election

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra The Senate this week passed a motion calling for the government to establish a federal anti-corruption commission. The government is more likely to beef up existing institutions but Justice Party senator Derryn Hinch, who has been a strong advocate for […]

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There’s no need for the ‘Chicago principles’ in Australian universities to protect freedom of speech

By   /  November 15, 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 There’s no need for the ‘Chicago principles’ in Australian universities to protect freedom of speech

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Katharine Gelber, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, The University of Queensland This week the government asked former High Court Chief Justice Robert French to head an inquiry into free speech on universities. Education minister Dan Tehan claimed it was because concerns had been raised about people […]

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Marriage has changed dramatically throughout history, but gender inequalities remain

By   /  November 15, 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 Marriage has changed dramatically throughout history, but gender inequalities remain

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Brady, Senior Research Fellow in Sociology, The University of Queensland One year ago, Australians were asked “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. The answer was a resounding “yes” – more than 60% of those who expressed a view backed marriage equality. […]

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Toilets of the future must be designed with people in mind, not technology

By   /  November 15, 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 Toilets of the future must be designed with people in mind, not technology

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Dani J Barrington, Lecturer in Water, Sanitation and Health, University of Leeds Most of you reading this article probably have a comfortable toilet that you use on a daily basis. As Steve Sugden wrote: In more developed areas of the world we have forgotten the horrors of […]

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Fiji Elections Office begins final entry as provisional results stopped

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji Elections Office begins final entry as provisional results stopped

Fiji’s Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem today shortly before announcing final provisional results at the stopping of counting. Image: FEO FB screenshot By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva The Fiji Elections Office (FEO) has entered a new phase towards the results of the 2018 elections by stopping the release of progressive results this morning. With the […]

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Cambodians await crucial tribunal finding into 1970s brutal Khmer Rouge regime

By   /  November 15, 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 Cambodians await crucial tribunal finding into 1970s brutal Khmer Rouge regime

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Rachel Hughes, Senior Research Fellow, School of Geography, University of Melbourne A day of judgement is fast approaching for two now-elderly central figures in the Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970s. But part of the judgement due on Friday, a legal finding on genocide, also has the […]

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Rainbow pride flag’s still flying, taking on new forms and meanings in our cities

By   /  November 15, 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 Rainbow pride flag’s still flying, taking on new forms and meanings in our cities

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Thomas Stoddard, PhD Candidate, School of Design, University of Technology Sydney A year ago, on November 15, the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the result of the postal survey on same-sex marriage equality, a resounding Yes with 61.6% of the vote. Leading up to the announcement, the […]

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Fiji authorities caught out by social media trolls, poll fake news

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji authorities caught out by social media trolls, poll fake news

Fiji Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) chair Ashwin Raj (left) and Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem at a press conference in Suva. Image: Jonacani Lalakobau/Fiji Times By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva Like a possum in headlights, the Fiji media authorities appear to have been caught out by social media trolls and fake news, admits Ashwin […]

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Fiji’s Bainimarama maintains strong poll lead, 618 stations to be counted

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji’s Bainimarama maintains strong poll lead, 618 stations to be counted

Fiji’s National Results Centre has been releasing provisional results from votes cast at 2170 polling venues. Image: Wansolwara By Wansolwara Staff Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has maintained a strong lead early today in Fiji’s general election, polling 140,631 votes from 1552 of 2170 stations being counted at the National Results Centre in Suva. Opposition SODELPA […]

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A super-Earth found in our stellar back yard

By   /  November 15, 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 A super-Earth found in our stellar back yard

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jonti Horner, Professor (Astrophysics), University of Southern Queensland The potential discovery of a planet orbiting Barnard’s Star – the second closest stellar system to the Sun – was announced by researchers today in Nature. This discovery pushes the bounds of what we can do with our best […]

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Micro-betting: a dangerous form of gambling luring in vulnerable Australians

By   /  November 15, 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 Micro-betting: a dangerous form of gambling luring in vulnerable Australians

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Alex Russell, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, CQUniversity Australia Any sports fan is all too familiar with micro-bets, and the problems they cause. A micro-bet is when bookies offer odds that a particular ball in a cricket match will be a no-ball, for example, or a given serve in […]

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Despite new findings, the jury is still out on whether omega-3 supplements reduce heart attacks

By   /  November 15, 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 Despite new findings, the jury is still out on whether omega-3 supplements reduce heart attacks

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Garry Jennings, Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney A recent widely-reported study has reignited debate around whether omega-3 supplements reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The study showed a particular form of omega-3 oil lowered the risk of people with heart disease experiencing a major […]

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‘Keep it in the ground’: what we can learn from anti-fossil fuel campaigns

By   /  November 15, 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 ‘Keep it in the ground’: what we can learn from anti-fossil fuel campaigns

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Fergus Green, PhD Candidate in Political Theory, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science From the fossil fuel divestment movement to the Stop Adani campaign, in recent years we’ve seen a wave of climate activism that directly targets fossil fuels — both the infrastructure […]

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Australia needs to triple its social housing by 2036. This is the best way to do it

By   /  November 15, 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 Australia needs to triple its social housing by 2036. This is the best way to do it

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Julie Lawson, Honorary Associate Professor, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University Australia needs to triple its small stock of social housing over the next 20 years to cover both the existing backlog and newly emerging need. That is the central finding of our new research report on […]

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