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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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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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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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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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In defence of ASIC: there’s more to regulation than prosecution

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 In defence of ASIC: there’s more to regulation than prosecution

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Clinton Free, Professor, UNSW An irony of the banking royal commission is that it may end up having its greatest impact on an entity that isn’t a bank. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission and its shortcomings have become a major theme of the Commission. Whereas the […]

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How anti-Semitic stereotypes from a century ago echo today

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 How anti-Semitic stereotypes from a century ago echo today

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jonathan C. Kaplan, Doctoral candidate, University of Technology Sydney A few weeks ago, my parents woke up to find a large, orange swastika daubed in paint on a wooden plank outside their house in Sydney. We have a mezuzah attached to our front doorpost, so the “dauber” […]

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Death doulas can fill care gaps at the end of life

By   /  November 14, 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 Death doulas can fill care gaps at the end of life

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Deb Rawlings, Lecturer in Palliative Care, Flinders University With continual advances in modern medicine, we’re enjoying longer lives. As the population ages, and particularly as many people are living longer with cancers and chronic diseases, end-of-life care is adapting and changing. People who are approaching the end […]

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A knowing, modern yet mythic production of one of Hitler’s favourite operas

By   /  November 14, 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 knowing, modern yet mythic production of one of Hitler’s favourite operas

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Peter Tregear, Honorary Principal Fellow, University of Melbourne Review, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Melbourne. Australian productions of Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremburg) are rare and for those of us attending the opening night of Opera Australia’s production in Melbourne, it is easy […]

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Explainer: Why Sri Lanka is sliding into political turmoil, and what could happen next

By   /  November 14, 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 Explainer: Why Sri Lanka is sliding into political turmoil, and what could happen next

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michael Breen, McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Melbourne This week, Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court made a dramatic intervention in the country’s deepening political crisis, a move that may prevent it from sliding further into democratic dysfunction and possible political violence. The three-judge panel overturned the unilateral action […]

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Behind the judgement. Why the Federal Court tore up a $35m settlement between ASIC and Westpac over lending standards

By   /  November 14, 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 Behind the judgement. Why the Federal Court tore up a $35m settlement between ASIC and Westpac over lending standards

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michael Adams, Professor of Corporate Law & Governance, School of Law, Western Sydney University Very rarely does a judge tear up a multi million dollar penalty signed up to by both the regulator and the alleged perpetrator. Yet that’s what Federal Court judge Nye Perram did on […]

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Curious Kids: What is dew?

By   /  November 14, 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 Curious Kids: What is dew?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Dylan Korczynskyj, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame Australia Curious Kids is a series for children in which we ask experts to answer questions from kids. You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation, based on Curious Kids. […]

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