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Philippine protesters stage anti-martial law demos as Duterte trust plummets

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, dictatorship, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Ferdinand Marcos, History, Human Rights, Martial Law, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protests, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, War on drugs  /  Comments Off on Philippine protesters stage anti-martial law demos as Duterte trust plummets

Protesters mark the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law under Philippines dictator Marcos with demonstrations against President Duterte. Video: Rappler By Paterno Esmaquel II in Manila Protesters have staged the most widespread barrage of protests yesterday against President Rodrigo Duterte, as Filipinos marked the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law under […]

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Refugees, journalist detention in Nauru ‘overshadow Pacific issues’

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Asylum Seekers, Barbara Dreaver, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific issues, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Text  /  Comments Off on Refugees, journalist detention in Nauru ‘overshadow Pacific issues’

Support was widespread for journalist Barbara Dreaver’s detention at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month. But, reports Maxine Jacobs for Asia Pacific Journalism, some commentators argue journalists should abide by their host nation’s reporting regulations and the Nauru refugee crisis is not as important to Pacific nations as it is to New […]

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NZ aid workers’ open letter condemns broadcaster for Pacific ‘leeches’ attack

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid policy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Balance, Broadcasting, Evening Report, fairness, hate speech, Hatred, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Solomon Islands  /  Comments Off on NZ aid workers’ open letter condemns broadcaster for Pacific ‘leeches’ attack

By RNZ Pacific OPINION: An open letter to broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan on behalf of New Zealanders who have worked, and those are who are still working, in development in Solomon Islands: Heather du Plessis-Allan’s recent comments on [Newstalk ZB] that the Pacific are leeches on New Zealand is dangerously ignorant, insulting to Pacific Islanders […]

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Grass trees aren’t a grass (and they’re not trees)

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Grass trees aren’t a grass (and they’re not trees)

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By John Patykowski, Plant ecologist, Deakin University Sign up to the Beating Around the Bush newsletter here, and suggest a plant we should cover at batb@theconversation.edu.au. Grass trees (genus Xanthorrhoea) look like they were imagined by Dr Seuss. An unmistakable tuft of wiry, grass-like leaves atop a blackened, […]

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Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Boe Declaration, Climate, Climate gender, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Global Warming, History, Human Rights, Images, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, natural disaster, natural disasters, New Zealand, Oxfam, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Science-Technology, Security, Text, Tsunami  /  Comments Off on Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

The major item on the agenda at last week’s Pacific Islands Forum was climate change. However, a gender gap appears to be at play within climate change itself. Jessica Marshall reports for Asia Pacific Journalism. The content of the Boe Declaration, signed at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month, is not widely […]

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Peter Grimes is a thrilling and moving staging of the great English opera

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Peter Grimes is a thrilling and moving staging of the great English opera

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Trevor Jones, Lecturer in Musical Theatre, Griffith University Review: Peter Grimes, Brisbane Festival Peter Grimes, one of the centrepiece events of this year’s Brisbane Festival, is a remarkable collaboration between the festival, Opera Queensland, Philip Bacon AM, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. […]

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Is it time for Australia to be more open about research involving animals?

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Is it time for Australia to be more open about research involving animals?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Tyler Paytas, Research Fellow in Philosophy, Australian Catholic University The use of animals in scientific research is a complex ethical issue, and these studies typically take place behind closed doors. But since 2012, more than 120 of Britain’s universities, research institutions and pharmaceutical companies have signed a […]

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VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on strawberries, Sudmalis, schools, and the au pair affair

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on strawberries, Sudmalis, schools, and the au pair affair

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra [embedded content] Michelle Grattan speaks with University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini about the week in politics. They discuss rushed legislation on strawberry contamination, the Liberals continued women problem with Ann Sudmalis’ announcement she won’t recontest her seat, the government’s […]

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Super. If Labor really wanted to help women in retirement, it would do something else

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Super. If Labor really wanted to help women in retirement, it would do something else

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Brendan Coates, Fellow, Grattan Institute When it comes to the gender gap in retirement incomes, symbolism appears to matter more than actually achieving something. Labor’s plan to add super contributions to government-funded parental leave was heralded by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten this week as having a “big […]

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Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Evening Report, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Japan, Malaysia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, WHO, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent and proposed by New Zealand, was given resounding support for his nomination from Pacific countries. Image: AUT The Western Pacific post for the World Health Organisation is a vitally important role for the region. However, reports Sri Krishnamurthi for Asia Pacific Journalism, the earlier unity over […]

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If privacy is increasing for My Health Record data, it should apply to all medical records

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on If privacy is increasing for My Health Record data, it should apply to all medical records

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Megan Prictor, Researcher in Law, University of Melbourne In response to the public outcry against the potential for My Health Record data to be shared with police and other government agencies, Health Minister Greg Hunt recently announced moves to change the legislation. The laws underpinning the My […]

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New laws help juries understand why victims of sexual violence struggle to recall their assaults

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on New laws help juries understand why victims of sexual violence struggle to recall their assaults

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Cindy Grahame, PhD candidate, University of Newcastle In June, the New South Wales parliament passed new laws to strengthen protection for children from sexual abuse and enact harsher sentences for their abusers. The reformed laws were in response to the recommendations of the final report by the […]

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Three charts on: why Catholic primary school parents can afford to pay more

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Three charts on: why Catholic primary school parents can afford to pay more

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Peter Goss, School Education Program Director, Grattan Institute Dan Tehan’s first major action as federal Education Minister was a deal for Catholic and independent schools. From a policy perspective, the pieces were already in place. Tehan’s predecessor, Simon Birmingham, had moved all schools onto a consistent funding […]

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What makes you a man or a woman? Geneticist Jenny Graves explains

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on What makes you a man or a woman? Geneticist Jenny Graves explains

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jenny Graves, Distinguished Professor of Genetics, La Trobe University This article is part of our occasional long read series Zoom Out, where authors explore key ideas in science and technology in the broader context of society and humanity. Jenny Graves – 2017 recipient of the Prime Minister’s […]

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Quotas are not pretty but they work – Liberal women should insist on them

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Quotas are not pretty but they work – Liberal women should insist on them

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Chris Wallace, ARC DECRA Fellow, Australian National University It is an historic moment for Liberal Party women. Individual complaints of sexist bullying invariably end with the lone complainant being isolated and getting crunched. But since the Liberal leadership spill, several women have spoken out and two MPs, […]

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Planned trade deal with Europe could keep medicine prices too high

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Planned trade deal with Europe could keep medicine prices too high

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Belinda Townsend, Research Fellow, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity, School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University The United States’ withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership and the recent US-China tariff wars have flamed concerns that international trade is […]

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The backflip over Sydney’s marine park is a defiance of science

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on The backflip over Sydney’s marine park is a defiance of science

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By David Booth, Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Technology Sydney The New South Wales government’s decision to back away from establishing no-fishing zones in waters around Sydney leaves significant question marks over the plan, which is open for public consultation until September 27. Fisheries Minister Niall Blair […]

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Can e-scooters solve the ‘last mile’ problem? They’ll need to avoid the fate of dockless bikes

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Can e-scooters solve the ‘last mile’ problem? They’ll need to avoid the fate of dockless bikes

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Neil Sipe, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Queensland As urban planners, we have not been good at integrating land uses, such as homes, shops and offices, with our transport infrastructure. Thus many people find the nearest train or bus stop is too far […]

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