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Amendments to University Act to transform Murdoch

October 20th, 2016


The amendments to the Bill will enable all Western Australian public universities the functions and powers as other universities across Australia.

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Opinion: Treat the cause not the symptoms of problems with private health insurance

October 3rd, 2016

Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci

In an interview with The Conversation, Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci, head of the health policy program at Murdoch University, says the problems with the private health industry are a symptom of the way the system is set up.

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World breakthrough for WA researchers

September 20th, 2016

The FDA has approved a drug developed in Perth by Professors Sue Fletcher and Steve Wilton

The international Duchenne muscular dystrophy community have applauded the announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve a drug developed in Perth by Professors Steve Wilton and Sue Fletcher

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Opinion: Games and gambling – Xenophon’s ill-judged counter strike

August 5th, 2016

Associate Professor Ingrid Richardson has called for a rethink of proposed new legislation of video game gambling.

In a collaboratively written piece for The Conversation, Associate Professor Ingrid Richardson has called for a rethink of Independent Senator Nick Xenophon’s call to introduce new legislation for video gaming gambling.

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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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New project aims to help unlock the mystery of tick-borne disease

July 14th, 2016

An echidna tick, Bothriocroton concolor. Image by Siew-May Loh

Understanding why a growing number of Australians are diagnosed with a Lyme disease-like illness, presumed to be tick-borne, is the focus of a new highly innovative research project supported by the Australian Research Council.

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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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Don’t risk a hot dog this summer

February 5th, 2016

Pet owners warned of health dangers from extreme heat

Perth’s extreme heat wave is likely to put pet lives in jeopardy, with dogs at the biggest risk of suffering health dangers such as heatstroke according to leading veterinary doctors.

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Opinion: What lies beneath: the bugs lurking in your swimming pool

January 4th, 2016

Professor Una Ryan

Summer holidays are here, which means hot days by the pool, and the arrival of single-cell parasites that are the leading cause of pool-related gastroenteritis in Australia.

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