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Students peek through doorway to Asia

August 2nd, 2016

Gilang Fauzi (left) and Outreach Ambassador Julia Lees (right) holding Batik

Murdoch University’s Arts Outreach team recently welcomed over 250 high school students to a dynamic and engaging program, which gave the visitors a closer look at Asia, its culture and why the region is so important to Australia.

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Opinion: WA has to learn from the lessons of the NT juvenile corrections crisis

July 29th, 2016

Anna Copeland questions whether other jurisdictions will learn the lessons out of this crisis.

In reaction to the disturbing scenes of torture and inhumane treatment from the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Darwin, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Anna Copeland writes an opinion piece on children in solitary confinement.

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Murdoch students amongst AFL elite

July 28th, 2016

Chelsea Randall (right) was one of two Murdoch students selected as marque players. Picture: Twitter/ @randall_chelsea

Two Murdoch students involved in the University’s Elite Athlete Program have been selected as inaugural marquee players in the new AFL national women’s league.

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Get ready to Meet Murdoch at Open Day

July 21st, 2016

Over 1,000 Murdoch volunteers will be on hand for this year

Murdoch University is again preparing to welcome thousands of visitors onto its South Street campus for the 2016 Murdoch Open Day on Sunday 24 July. Over 1,000 Murdoch volunteers will be on hand for this year's event.

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International success for Murdoch law students

July 15th, 2016

Standing: Heather Costelloe, Katrin Long and Michael Barnes Sitting L-R: Jon Stynes and Kala Campbell

A team of students from Murdoch University has picked up a number of awards at an international law competition.

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Forensic students tackle mock murder exercise

July 14th, 2016

Students were given a murder scenario before arriving at the scene

Murdoch University forensic science students have gained valuable crime scene experience with the help of dead pigs.

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Opinion: What will a re-elected Coalition government mean for key policy areas?

July 12th, 2016

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny writes for The Conversation

Mary Anne Kenny, Associate Professor from Murdoch’s School of Law, joins industry experts in co-authoring an article for The Conversation, responding to what the Coalition’s agenda will mean for key policy areas.

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Frontline counselling experience helps Masters students and the Whealtbelt community

December 11th, 2015

Master of Counselling students Yvette Patrick and Andre Burton

An 18-week work placement in the Wheatbelt has propelled the development of two Master of Counselling students Yvette Patrick and Andre Burton, and in the process helped members of the region suffering from mental health issues.

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Opinion: We need to stop Australia’s genetic heritage from being taken overseas

October 27th, 2015

Dr Steve Wylie with the Australian native plant in high demand

In an opinion piece for The Conversation, senior research associate in plant virology at Murdoch University, Dr Steve Wylie looks at the importance of building Australia’s intellectual property (IP) with its genetic heritage, and questions whether our State and Federal Governments should continue to allow the legal export of our native seeds.

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Opinion: Silverbacks and greenbacks: the catch-22 at the heart of gorilla conservation

September 5th, 2015

Mountain gorillas in Uganda

Inspired by his encounter with Guy the gorilla at London Zoo 54 years ago, environmental scientist Associate Professor David Newsome recently went on a wildlife tour to Uganda.

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