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Explainer: why three government ministers might face contempt of court charges

June 15th, 2017

Lorraine Finlay and Joshua Forrester from Murdoch’s School of Law have published an article explaining why three Turnbull Government Ministers are potentially facing contempt charges before the Victorian Supreme Court.

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Murdoch’s war on waste

June 8th, 2017

Dr Catherine Baudains

A Murdoch University environmental education researcher is urging individuals and councils to ditch plastic bags and rethink how they dispose of waste.

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Call for Muslims to unite against extremists

June 7th, 2017

Dr Ameer Ali

In the wake of a spate of terrorist attacks, Dr Ameer Ali from Murdoch University’s School of Business and Governance, has called for a mass Muslim demonstration of outrage against extremism.

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Murdoch law students defend teenage protestors

May 15th, 2017

Members of the Murdoch team who worked with the teenage Roe 8 protesters (L-R Ferhan Siddiqi, Anna Copeland, Shauna O

Law students at Murdoch University have gained invaluable experience and supported a community cause by providing legal representation to teenage children charged for protesting against a major transport development.

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Free public lecture: The Truth About Crime

March 12th, 2017

Dr Joe Clare is a criminologist who lectures in Murdoch

The truth about crime statistics and how best to prevent crime will be the topic of a free public lecture at Murdoch University on Monday, 13 March.

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Murdoch team to ride for youth mental health

March 9th, 2017

Murdoch University’s cycling team is once again embarking on a 700km journey to support Youth Focus, and to build awareness of youth suicide, depression and self-harm in high schools along the way.

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Government awards $40 million to address Australia’s soil management issues

March 8th, 2017

Murdoch University has been named as part of the biggest soil-based collaborations of farmers in Australia’s history that aims to unlock the potential of the country’s agricultural sector.

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Opinion: High Court confirms Rod Culleton is not a senator – so what happens next?

February 4th, 2017

Lorraine Finlay explains what happens next in the Rod Culleton saga

The High Court on Friday put a decisive end to the debate over the eligibility of Rod Culleton to serve as a senator for Western Australia, so what happens now? Murdoch's School of Law Lecturer, Lorraine Finlay explains.

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Students centre of foreign policy roundtable

February 3rd, 2017

Sir Walter Murdoch School students at the DFAT White Paper Youth Roundtable

Several current and former Sir Walter Murdoch School students recently participated in an invitation-only roundtable – the only one of its kind in Australia – on the new Foreign Policy White Paper.

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Trump dumps Trans-Pacific Partnership:Is the Chinese RCEP the alternative?

January 23rd, 2017

Dr Jeffrey Wilson says the RCEP offers a radically different model for trade .

With President Trump promising to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many analysts have begun to view the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement as a potential replacement.

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