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Australians lost more than $10 million to scammers last year. Follow these easy tips to avoid being conned.

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  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 Australians lost more than $10 million to scammers last year. Follow these easy tips to avoid being conned.

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Damien Manuel, Director, Centre for Cyber Security Research & Innovation (CSRI), Deakin University Many of us start a typical day by checking our phones to read emails, social media posts and the weather. Our phones are trusted devices we use constantly throughout the day to communicate. But […]

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Morrison’s Vanuatu trip shows the government’s continued focus on militarising the Pacific

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  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’s Vanuatu trip shows the government’s continued focus on militarising the Pacific

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michael O’Keefe, Head of Department, Politics and Philosophy, La Trobe University The foreign policy community met with relief the announcement Morrison’s first overseas trip for 2019 would be to Vanuatu and Fiji. The trip is a long overdue symbol of a priority outlined in the 2017 Foreign […]

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Cotton and rice have an important place in the Murray Darling Basin

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  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 Cotton and rice have an important place in the Murray Darling Basin

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jamie Pittock, Professor, Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University The widespread deaths of fish in the Darling River – with more predicted to come – has raised serious questions about the allocation of water between agriculture and the environment. Water-hungry crops like cotton and […]

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Gillette’s corporate calculation shows just how far the #metoo movement has come

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  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 Gillette’s corporate calculation shows just how far the #metoo movement has come

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Carl Rhodes, Professor of Organization Studies, University of Technology Sydney For decades Gillette has been selling razors using the slogan “the best a man can get”. This week the Procter & Gamble-owned brand has adopted “the best a man can be” as part of a marketing campaign […]

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From robo calls to spam texts: annoying campaign tricks that are legal

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  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 From robo calls to spam texts: annoying campaign tricks that are legal

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Graeme Orr, Professor of Law, The University of Queensland “Make Australia Great.” So began several million text messages, sent last week from Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party. Palmer’s bumptious campaign techniques actually predated those of Donald Trump. But now he is aping Trump’s slogans and nationalism, if […]

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The big lesson from Opal Tower is that badly built apartments aren’t only an issue for residents

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  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 big lesson from Opal Tower is that badly built apartments aren’t only an issue for residents

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Laura Crommelin, Research Lecturer, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW The saga of Opal Tower, the 36-storey Sydney apartment building evacuated on Christmas Eve after frightening cracking, has helped to expose the deep cracks in Australia’s approach to building apartments. An interim engineering assessment released yesterday indicates concrete […]

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We’re in the era of overtourism but there is a more sustainable way forward

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  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 We’re in the era of overtourism but there is a more sustainable way forward

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Regina Scheyvens, Professor of Development Studies, Massey University If you live in a tourist destination, you might dread the holiday invasion. Likewise, disgruntled tourists complain about crowded and polluted beaches, national parks or attractions. Graffiti in Oviedo, northern Spain, following a spate of attacks on tourism facilities […]

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Are Australian classrooms really the most disruptive in the world? Not if you look at the whole picture

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  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 Are Australian classrooms really the most disruptive in the world? Not if you look at the whole picture

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jonathon Sargeant, Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education and Classroom Management, Australian Catholic University Recent reports suggest Australian classrooms, from the students’ perspective, are some of the most disruptive in the world. But do we have a behavioural crisis in our schools? Perhaps not. At the end of […]

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Curious Kids: how do tongues taste food?

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Curious Kids: how do tongues taste food?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Paulomi (Polly) Burey, Senior Lecturer (Food Science), University of Southern Queensland Curious Kids is a series for children. Kids can send questions to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au. You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation, based on Curious Kids. How do […]

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A current affair: the movement of ocean waters around Australia

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on A current affair: the movement of ocean waters around Australia

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Charitha Pattiaratchi, Professor of Coastal Oceanography, University of Western Australia Many people in Australia will head to the beach this summer and that’ll most likely include a dip or a plunge into the sea. But have you ever wondered where those ocean waters come from, and what […]

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Weekly Dose: new drug MDPV, or ‘monkey dust’, found in Australia. What is it and what are the harms?

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Weekly Dose: new drug MDPV, or ‘monkey dust’, found in Australia. What is it and what are the harms?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Samuel Banister, Team Leader in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Sydney Recent media reports have suggested a rise in a dangerous new party drug known as “monkey dust”. This is a slang name for the drug MDPV (3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone), as well as other members of the chemical class known […]

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The Darling River is simply not supposed to dry out, even in drought

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on The Darling River is simply not supposed to dry out, even in drought

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Fran Sheldon, Professor, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Griffith University The deaths of millions of fish in the lower Darling River system over the past few weeks should come as no surprise. Quite apart from specific warnings given to the NSW government by their own specialists in […]

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35 degree days make blackouts more likely, but new power stations won’t help

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on 35 degree days make blackouts more likely, but new power stations won’t help

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Guy Dundas, Energy Fellow, Grattan Institute Summer is here with a vengeance. On hot days it’s very likely something in the power system will break and cause someone to lose power. And the weather bureau expects this summer to be hotter and drier than average – so […]

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What you need to know if your child with a disability is starting school soon

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on What you need to know if your child with a disability is starting school soon

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By David Roy, Lecturer in Education, University of Newcastle This is a longer read at just over 1,300 words. Enjoy! A new school year can be daunting for any parent, prompting many questions: will my child settle in, make friends and progress academically? If your child has a […]

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More than unpopular. How ParentsNext intrudes on single parents’ human rights

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on More than unpopular. How ParentsNext intrudes on single parents’ human rights

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Beth Goldblatt, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney ParentsNext is to be the subject of a Senate inquiry, with submissions closing on February 1. The program has been widely criticised for making parents’ lives more difficult and for unfairly stopping payments. But […]

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New figures put it beyond doubt. When it comes to company tax, we are a high-tax country, in part because it works well for us

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on New figures put it beyond doubt. When it comes to company tax, we are a high-tax country, in part because it works well for us

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Miranda Stewart, Professor, University of Melbourne In international tax circles, as in other areas, we often talk about American exceptionalism. But these days, it is becoming increasingly clear that Australia is exceptional in taxation, among members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and indeed, compared […]

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Hidden women of history: Ruby Lindsay, one of Australia’s first female graphic designers

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Hidden women of history: Ruby Lindsay, one of Australia’s first female graphic designers

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jane Connory, PhD candidate, assistant researcher and teaching associate, Monash University In this series, we look at under acknowledged women through the ages. Ruby Lindsay was among the first women in Australian graphic design. In the early-20th century she pursued a full-time career in magazine and book […]

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Venezuela is fast becoming a ‘mafia state’: here’s what you need to know

By   /  January 15, 2019  /  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 Venezuela is fast becoming a ‘mafia state’: here’s what you need to know

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Anthea McCarthy-Jones, Lecturer, UNSW Last week, Nicolás Maduro was sworn in for his second six-year term as Venezuela’s president. Maduro won the election off the back of international condemnation of vote buying and electoral fraud. While the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, called Venezuela’s government “illegitimate”, […]

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The future of the internet looks brighter thanks to an EU court opinion

By   /  January 15, 2019  /  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 future of the internet looks brighter thanks to an EU court opinion

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, Co-Director Centre for Commercial Law, Bond University Imagine an internet where you couldn’t access any content unless it complied with every law of all the countries in the world. In this scenario, you would be prevented from expressing views that were critical of […]

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Dancenorth’s Dust is ambitious theatre in an age of uncertainty

By   /  January 15, 2019  /  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 Dancenorth’s Dust is ambitious theatre in an age of uncertainty

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Justine Shih Pearson, Honorary Associate, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Sydney Review: Dust, Sydney Festival 2019 What kind of world are we leaving for our children? So goes our conversation everywhere these days, it seems, as our planet overheats and burns in winter as […]

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