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International collaboration working to enhance protections for spinner dolphins

January 13th, 2017

Spinner Dolphin_web

An international study involving researchers from Western Australia and the United States has unlocked a key behavioural schedule in spinner dolphins, which could provide crucial insight to conservation measures for the free-ranging animals.

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Explainer: why has Rod Culleton been disqualified from the Senate?

January 12th, 2017

Lorraine Finlay

In an article for The Conversation, Lorraine Finlay explains the reason behind why Rod Culleton’s Senate seat has been declared vacant following formal notification of his bankruptcy

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Opinion: A ‘tougher’ citizenship test should not be used to further divide and exclude

January 10th, 2017

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch University’s School of Law has co-authored a piece with Professor Alex Reilly from the University of Adelaide in The Conversation, discussing the complexities of Australian citizenship.

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Free magical music event returns to Murdoch

January 9th, 2017

Music at Murdoch

A free ticketed concert by Perth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will transform the leafy surrounds of Murdoch University’s Perth Campus once more on Sunday, February 19.

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Managing the source of infection

January 6th, 2017

Tapeworm

A team of researchers at Murdoch University are helping prevent parasitic tapeworms from entering the food chain in Southeast Asian farming communities.

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Opinion: Explainer – why some churches teach that women are ‘separate but equal’

December 23rd, 2016

Dr Mark Jennings

Complementarianism is the idea held in some faiths that men and women are equal but play different complementary roles in life, society and religious practice.

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Don’t feed the dolphins

December 22nd, 2016

Dolphin

Researchers at Murdoch University have found evidence that feeding dolphins puts them at greater risk of injury and death.

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Children taught the gift of giving

December 21st, 2016

From left to right: Amelia Lowe, Fiona Murray, Yvonne Markey, Megan Rodger and Isla Cowman

Potential future veterinarians have learnt a valuable lesson thanks to the generosity of the Willetton Child Care Centre.

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Murdoch student takes minivan to climate talks

December 20th, 2016

Hannah Sutton (second left) with Uppsala students on their way to COP 22

Two Murdoch University students gained a unique insight into the politics driving climate change mitigation by attending the recent COP 22 talks in Morocco.

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Science experience broadening the minds of WA high school students

December 19th, 2016

High school students enjoyed the Conocophillips Science Experience at Murdoch University. Photo: Matt Gredley

High school students from across WA got a taste of university science thanks to The ConocoPhillips Science Experience at Murdoch University.

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Murdoch to focus science futures for women

December 19th, 2016

Murdoch is inspiring young women to study science.

Inspiring young women to keep up their studies in science will be a major focus for Murdoch University,hosting a series of events to help demonstrate the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

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Students offered jobs from practicum placements

December 15th, 2016

Eleisha Laurent (left) with supervisor Rebecca Morony

Over 40 per cent of Clinical Exercise Physiology students at Murdoch University have been offered employment after undertaking workplace practicum placements in recent years, with one graduate describing being offered a job at the end of their placement as “the best day of my life”.

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Bandicoot and bilby review finds gaps in current knowledge

December 14th, 2016

Basic biological information about bandicoots remains a mystery

The evolutionary history of a group of small, solitary marsupials native to Australasia requires further research to fill in knowledge gaps, a review co-written by a Murdoch academic suggests.

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