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Chinese partnership to boost biosecurity research and trade

May 26th, 2016

From L-R: Ling Du, Consul of Chinese Consulate General in Perth; Professor Eeva Leinonen, Vice Chancellor of Murdoch University; Xinshi Li, President of CAIQ; and Anlin Sun, Deputy Consul General of Chinese Consulate General in Perth. Pic by Dr Chang Cai

A new partnership between Murdoch University and the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ) will address plant and animal biosecurity issues to support bilateral trade between Australia and China.

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Obituary: John David Frodsham (5 January 1930 – 5 May 2016)

May 19th, 2016

Professor John Frodsham

Professor John Frodsham was the inspirational Foundation Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Murdoch University and served as Foundation Dean of the School of Human Communication from 1973 to 1976. The following obituary was written by his son Stefan Frodsham.

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Murdoch signs industry alliance for medicinal cannabis research

May 24th, 2016

Professor Mike Jones will help build the knowledge base to improve medicinal cannabis lines

Murdoch University has announced a new five year research alliance with AusCann Group Holdings Ltd, intended to lead to the development of projects in the field of medicinal cannabis.

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Opinion: Performance pay for teachers will create a culture of fear and isolation

May 25th, 2016

Dr Deborah Netolicky

In an article for The Conversation, education researcher Dr Deborah Netolicky discusses an education reform that would link teacher pay to performance.

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Injured violinist followed environmental scientist dream

May 23rd, 2016

Erin Chen (left) with Lorraine and Barry Young, Amanda Young

A former musician rewarded by Murdoch University for her performance as an environmental science student, said the course helped her recovery after an arm injury forced her to quit playing the violin professionally.

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Australians’ love of wildlife makes them cautious cat owners

May 19th, 2016

Australian are most likely to accept a wildlife-based rationale for restrictions on cat ownership, the study found

An international study across six countries has revealed that Australians are most likely to accept restrictions on cat ownership because of the potential risk the pets pose to wildlife.

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Aged care a new field for Thai nursing students

May 17th, 2016

Murdoch is hosting a student delegation from Payap University, Chiang Mai

Murdoch University has hosted its first group of visiting international nursing students this month, welcoming a group from Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Two lecturers and seven students were based at the Mandurah campus for three weeks, attending lectures and classes, as well as undertaking two weeks of aged care practice at Mercy Place […]

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Opinion: Indeed, Mr Abbott, Section 18C is “clearly a bad law”

May 16th, 2016

Lorraine Finlay

In an article for the website On Line Opinion, Murdoch University law experts argue that section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is an unconstitutional law.

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Mother-of-seven wins Murdoch student award

May 12th, 2016

Bridget Headley with Braden Hill, manager of the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre

Murdoch University student and mother-of-seven, Bridget Headley, has been honoured at a recent University awards night.

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The Hon. Michael Kirby to Address Perth Symposium on Human Rights for Diverse Genders and Sexualities in Education

May 12th, 2016

The Hon. Michael Kirby to Address Perth Symposium

On the eve of the International Day against Homophobia,Transphobia and Biphobia, the Honourable Michael Kirby will speak at the ‘Promoting Human Rights in Educational Communities for People of Diverse Genders and Sexualities’ symposium at Murdoch University on Monday 16 May.

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Possum personality is key to survival

May 11th, 2016

Timid brushtailed possums may have the survival edge.

A groundbreaking approach to predicting the behaviour of wild animals after relocation may provide a major boost to conservation programs in Australia.

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Stimulating the brain to stop people falling

May 11th, 2016

Dr Ann-Maree Vallence

Researchers at Murdoch University are using magnetic brain stimulation to help prevent people from falling over when they get older. The University has been awarded $410,000 in research funding for the project, which will use the non-invasive technique to identify and stimulate weakening structural connections in the brain. Falls are a major cause of injury […]

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Murdoch researchers lead the way

May 9th, 2016

Dr Graham Gardner

Murdoch University is leading a new project which will revolutionise Australia’s $12 billion meat industry.

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