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High school students get a taste of Hollywood

June 28th, 2016

Myles Pollard (second right) with John Curtin students (from left) Jack Martin, Alex McLernon and Dickson Wamukoya

Murdoch University staff and students teamed up with Australian actor and filmmaker Myles Pollard and other industry professionals to help WA high school students make their own James Bond style films.

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Metallurgy workshops to spark high school interest

June 28th, 2016

John XXIII student Emersyn Haddleton with Peter Kervin from Rio Tinto

Sponsored by Rio Tinto, Murdoch University have hosted a series of Extracting Talent for Metallurgy sessions for high school students throughout June.

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Australia’s colourful maritime history to capture the world’s attention

June 27th, 2016

Murdoch is hosting the International Congress of Maritime History.

Murdoch University will host the International Congress of Maritime History, which is Australia’s biggest ever gathering of international maritime scholars.

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A-grade report card on superbugs in Australian animals

June 24th, 2016

Pets and livestock in Australia have low rates of antibiotic resistance compared to other countries.

Australia has been found to have low rates of resistance to critically important drugs–comparing very favourably with other countries around the world according to the first nationwide survey of antibiotic resistance in pets and livestock.

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Opinion: Brexit versus Bremain

June 23rd, 2016

Professor Jürgen Bröhmer

In an article for Asia & The Pacific Policy Society, Professor Jürgen Bröhmer, Dean of Murdoch’s School of Law, discusses the the EU referendum taking place in the United Kingdom later today, writing that whichever way the vote goes, there are unlikely to be any clear winners.

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Record student numbers pass free Murdoch preparation course

June 22nd, 2016

Janet Curlewis

Murdoch’s free 14 week university preparation course has enjoyed a record breaking semester with more students than ever before awarded passes and places to study.

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Murdoch develops vital tool for sustainable farming

June 21st, 2016

Prof John Howieson has helped to compile a farming manual for the 21st century

Murdoch University’s Professor John Howieson and Emeritus Professor Mike Dilworth have produced the first legume-rhizobia techniques manual in over 30 years for all those working in the field of symbiotic nitrogen fixation.

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Media awards for talented school students

June 21st, 2016

Radio student Christina broadcasts from the radio studios at Murdoch’s Media Centre

A new media competition which will reward excellence by high school students in creative arts subjects has been launched by Murdoch University.

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High flying technology helping conserve WA’s threatened black cockatoos

June 20th, 2016

A black cockatoo part of the tracking project(Image courtesy Keith Lightbody)

In a world first, researchers at Murdoch University have teamed up with industry to track endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos in the southwest of Western Australia, using state-of-the-art technology developed in the Netherlands that will provide insight into threats to the endangered species.

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New bacteria discovered by Murdoch researchers in Australian ticks

June 16th, 2016

Dorsal view of an echidna tick, Bothriocroton concolor, (imaged by Siew-May Loh )

Murdoch University researchers have detected a new species of bacteria in echidna-biting Australian ticks.

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Opinion: Why we need to support Aboriginal women’s choice to give birth on country

June 15th, 2016

Professor Rhonda Marriott

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch’s Professor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Rhonda Marriott and her co-authors argue that getting maternity care right for Aboriginal women will be critical in improving health outcomes for Aboriginal babies.

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Public access to wheat genome to revolutionise farming

June 15th, 2016

Genomic research will revolutionise wheat farming

Murdoch University researchers have played a crucial role in research that will revolutionise the world’s wheat growing community. The researchers have co-led a decade long world-wide effort to understand the wheat genome through the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC). Having completed quality control on the completed wheat genome, the IWGSC is now making this […]

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Research by Murdoch students helps police address crime

June 14th, 2016

Murdoch students Rebecca Moore (left) and Ashley-Marie Walters interned with WA Police

Murdoch University criminology students have been helping WA Police tackle crime while gaining invaluable work experiences during three-month long internships.

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