Asian studies, political science and social sciences

Opinion: Anwar speaks a tough truth

May 21st, 2018

Professor Ben Reilly says Australian governments of both persuasions have long avoided talking about the growing problem of authoritarianism in our region.

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Terror attack warning for Indonesia

May 16th, 2018

Dr Ian Wilson

A Murdoch University terrorism expert has warned that Indonesia should brace itself for more attacks in the wake of a series of shocking suicide bombings committed by families in the city of Surabaya in East Java.

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Researchers urge international organisations to lift veil of secrecy

May 16th, 2018

Australia must do more to persuade international organisations (IOs) like the United Nations to be more transparent and accountable, a Murdoch University researcher has said.

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Politics Opinion: Expert views on Federal Budget 2018

May 9th, 2018

Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer in Australian Politics, shares his analysis of how WA has fared in the Federal Budget 2018.

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Opinion: Punks are not dead in Indonesia, they’ve turned to Islam

March 27th, 2018

Murdoch PhD student Hikmawan Saefullah discusses the emergence of Islamic punks in Indonesia in a recent article in The Conversation.

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Murdoch political research to have impact through international think tank

March 9th, 2018

Murdoch University’s Dr Jeffrey Wilson has been appointed as the Head of Research at the Perth USAsia Centre. He is a political scientist, who specialises in regional economic integration in the Indo-Pacific.

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International exchange opens door to new side of Bali life

February 9th, 2018

Arriving on the day of the Mount Agung volcano eruption proved to be a baptism of fire for a group of Murdoch University students on an international cultural exchange program.

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Generous donations support University appointment

February 8th, 2018

Professor Vijay Mishra and Dr Rahul Gairola

Donations from Perth cardiologist Dr Krishna Somers are funding a new academic position at Murdoch University, to support the research of transnational cultures, literature and diasporas.

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Dark side to the decline of shark fin industry

November 6th, 2017

A landmark study of the eastern Indonesian shark fishery has shown local fishermen are being pushed to riskier, and at times, illegal livelihoods. The rapid decline in shark populations and shark conservation measures are driving these men to high risk activities such as blast fishing, illegal fishing in Australian waters and people smuggling.

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Murdoch’s arts and humanities among best in the world

September 14th, 2017

Ranking success: Murdoch is rated among the best in the world for arts and humanities

Murdoch University’s arts and humanities research and education programs have rated among the best in the world, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) ranking.

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