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Grattan on Friday: Scott Morrison braces for judgement by Malcolm Turnbull’s old voters

By   /  October 19, 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: Scott Morrison braces for judgement by Malcolm Turnbull’s old voters

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra With a mix of gall and desperation, Scott Morrison appeals to the electors of Wentworth to vote for stability. He warns against sending the government into minority rule, forced to ignore the fact that if this happened the Liberals would […]

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How rare minerals form when meteorites slam into Earth

By   /  October 18, 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 rare minerals form when meteorites slam into Earth

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Nick Timms, Senior Lecturer, Curtin University The discovery of a rare mineral (reidite) at the Woodleigh meteorite impact structure in Western Australia was published this week by Curtin University honours student Morgan Cox and colleagues. Reidite – and other minerals – are sometimes formed when meteorites crash […]

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15% of students admit to buying essays. What can universities do about it?

By   /  October 18, 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 15% of students admit to buying essays. What can universities do about it?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jedidiah Evans, Sessional Academic in English, Australian Catholic University New research on plagiarism at university has revealed students are surprisingly unconcerned about a practice known as “contract cheating”. The term “contract cheating” was coined in 2006, and describes students paying for completed assessments. At that time, concerns […]

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Criticism of Western Civilisation isn’t new, it was part of the Enlightenment

By   /  October 18, 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 Criticism of Western Civilisation isn’t new, it was part of the Enlightenment

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Matthew Sharpe, Associate Professor in Philosophy, Deakin University The duelling sides in today’s cultural wars about “Western civilization” are united in one thing, at least – each is inclined to gloss over the extent to which “Western civilisation” has always been deeply complex and divided. The fact […]

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Calculating the odds of a Trump impeachment: don’t bet the house on it

By   /  October 18, 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 Calculating the odds of a Trump impeachment: don’t bet the house on it

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Tim Trudgian, ARC Future Fellow, School of PEMS, UNSW What are the chances of US President Donald Trump being removed from office if the Democrats do retake the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, or at least make significant gains? These days, you can bet […]

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More than a habit? When to worry about nail biting, skin picking and other body-focused repetitive behaviours

By   /  October 18, 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 More than a habit? When to worry about nail biting, skin picking and other body-focused repetitive behaviours

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Imogen Rehm, Lecturer (Early Career Development Fellow) / Psychologist, RMIT University Nail-biting, nose-picking, mouth-chewing, skin-picking, hair-pulling – we all do some of them, some of the time. Some normal grooming behaviours help maintain good hygiene (such as picking at a dirty finger nail) and appearance (plucking that […]

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How to make work menopause-friendly: don’t think of it as a problem to be managed

By   /  October 18, 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 to make work menopause-friendly: don’t think of it as a problem to be managed

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Kathleen Riach, Associate Professor in Management, Monash University For many, menopause conjures up feelings of embarrassment, hot flushes, mood swings and sleep disturbance. It doesn’t usually conjure up thoughts about the workplace. Yet menopause at work is fast becoming a target of government and organisational concern. Read […]

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The resonances between Indigenous art and images captured by microscopes

By   /  October 18, 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 The resonances between Indigenous art and images captured by microscopes

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Roger Wepf, Director, Center for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM), The University of Queensland Rich visual parallels between Indigenous artworks and microscopic natural structures hidden in the world around us reveal unexpected and intriguing similarities that can deepen our respect for our country and its stories. A new […]

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Australia’s naval upgrade may not be enough to keep pace in a fast-changing region

By   /  October 18, 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’s naval upgrade may not be enough to keep pace in a fast-changing region

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Chris Barrie, Honorary Professor, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University Last year, Professor Roger Bradbury and I questioned whether or not there was an unacceptable risk of the world “sleepwalking” into war. We cited as reasons to be concerned a lack of strong and principled […]

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Planning for death must happen long before the last few days of life

By   /  October 18, 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 Planning for death must happen long before the last few days of life

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Imogen Mitchell, Intensive Care Specialist, Canberra Hospital; Dean of Medicine, Australian National University Our experience of death obviously shapes the final moments of our own life. It also shapes the experience and remains in the memories of those around us. Around 160,000 Australians die each year, but […]

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How huge floods and complex infrastructure could have triggered ancient Angkor’s demise

By   /  October 18, 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 huge floods and complex infrastructure could have triggered ancient Angkor’s demise

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Dan Penny, Associate Professor, University of Sydney A series of floods that hit the ancient city of Angkor would have overwhelmed and destroyed its vast water network, according to a new study that provides an explanation for the downfall of the world’s biggest pre-industrial city. Our research, […]

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Why a wetland might not be wet

By   /  October 18, 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 a wetland might not be wet

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Deborah Bower, Lecturer in Ecosystem Rehabilitation, University of New England Lake Eyre is one of Australia’s most iconic wetlands, home to thousands of waterbirds that migrate from all over Australia and the world. But it is often dry for decades between floods. Many people think wetlands are […]

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Re-imagining Sydney with 3 CBDs: how far off is a Parramatta CBD?

By   /  October 18, 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 Re-imagining Sydney with 3 CBDs: how far off is a Parramatta CBD?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Tooran Alizadeh, Senior Lecturer, Director of Urban Design, University of Sydney One of the biggest strategic planning challenges of our time in Australia is to re-imagine the Greater Sydney metropolis with more than one CBD. My students in the capstone unit of the Master of Urbanism program […]

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Bringing in backpackers is not the right way to get more workers onto farms

By   /  October 18, 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 Bringing in backpackers is not the right way to get more workers onto farms

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University Suddenly, getting workers onto farms is a top political priority. Over the weekend, and again in parliament on Monday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced plans to get more backpackers working on farms. We […]

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True blue picks: a snapshot of Australia’s favourite porn

By   /  October 18, 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 True blue picks: a snapshot of Australia’s favourite porn

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Paul J. Maginn, Associate Professor of Urban/Regional Planning, University of Western Australia This article contains explicit terms which some readers (and workplaces) may find offensive. Pornhub, one of the world’s largest online porn sites, provides us with a department store-sized window into our online viewing habits of […]

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View from The Hill: Barnaby Joyce stalks Deputy Prime Minister McCormack

By   /  October 18, 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 View from The Hill: Barnaby Joyce stalks Deputy Prime Minister McCormack

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra As if the Liberals aren’t having enough trouble with the transaction costs of regime change to discourage any party from the coup road, now the Nationals are displaying angst over their leadership. There’s unhappiness that Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack […]

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Politics Podcast: Peter Jennings on Morrison’s Jerusalem move

By   /  October 17, 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 Podcast: Peter Jennings on Morrison’s Jerusalem move

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), Peter Jennings, says it would be “silly” to claim – as Scott Morrison does – that there is no connection between this week’s announcement about the possible relocation of Australia’s embassy to […]

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Fighting frog fungus: Lee Berger wins PM’s Life Scientist 2018 award

By   /  October 17, 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 Fighting frog fungus: Lee Berger wins PM’s Life Scientist 2018 award

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Lee Berger, University of Melbourne Lee Berger is the 2018 recipient of the Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year, one of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science announced on October 17. Lee’s research identified the cause of mysterious and devastating mass frog extinctions that […]

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Senate inquiry calls for tougher rules on pet food in Australia

By   /  October 17, 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 Senate inquiry calls for tougher rules on pet food in Australia

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Bronwyn Orr, Veterinarian and PhD candidate, University of Sydney Compulsory rules for the standards and labelling of pet food in Australia are among the recommendations in a Senate inquiry report released late Tuesday. The Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee inquiry was set up in […]

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