Asian studies, political science and social sciences

Opinion: do foreigners have more freedom to invest in Australia than in almost any other country?

September 9th, 2016

Dr Jeffrey Wilson

Prime Minister Turnbull recently stated that “China has more freedom to invest in Australia, indeed all foreigners have more freedom to invest in Australia, than almost any other country.” Dr Jeffrey Wilson, a fellow of Murdoch’s Asia Research Centre, discussed free trade with Australia in a collaborative piece in The Conversation. Dr Wilson outlined how […]

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Study finds acclaimed arts organisation ‘underfunded’

August 23rd, 2016

Associate Professor Peter Wright

A three year study led by Murdoch University researchers into the work of participatory arts organisation BIG hART has highlighted that such groups are chronically underfunded.

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Opinion: Can the TPP fix the ‘noodle bowl’ of Asian free trade agreements?

March 1st, 2016

Dr Jeffrey Wilson

In an article published by the Australian Institute of International Affairs, Dr Jeffrey Wilson, a fellow of Murdoch’s Asia Research Centre, examines the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the fragmented trade architecture of the Asia Pacific.

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Asia food security enquiry calls for cooperative approach

December 2nd, 2015

Second Murdoch Commission Co-Chairs Professor John Edwards and Professor Mely Caballero Anthony

An independent report commissioned by Murdoch University has found that a more cooperative and strategic approach between and within countries in Asia will be required to tackle the challenge of food security.

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Mandatory health insurance urgently needed

November 19th, 2015

Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci is calling for an overhaul of the Australian health care system

A new report co-written by a Murdoch University economist calls for one of the greatest health care overhauls since the introduction of Medicare.

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Murdoch researchers win Endeavour scholarships

November 16th, 2015

Rebecca Meckelburg

A Murdoch University PhD student and a researcher have been awarded federal government scholarships to support their investigations.

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Murdoch student gains climate policy insight before key UN meeting

October 19th, 2015

Claire Smith

A Sir Walter Murdoch School Masters student is preparing to attend the UN’s annual Conference of Parties (COP21), a crucial international meeting on climate change in Paris in December after consulting with Australia’s leaders in Canberra.

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Opinion: Private patients may stretch Fiona Stanley Hospital

October 5th, 2015

Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci

In an opinion piece for The West Australian, Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci and Dr Martin Whitely ask whether private patients opting to be treated at Fiona Stanley Hospital are driving unexpected demand.

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Expectations must be clear in university student volunteering

September 28th, 2015

Murdoch University student volunteers (from left to right) Katie Mclellan, Devan Purdie, Brian Ho, Joanne Wong, Chantal Ng, Nicole Donovan, Victoria Doll, Emma Nicoletti and Anna Harbach

The volunteering experience for university students and the organisations they help can be improved if expectations are clear before the volunteer activity begins, a Murdoch University-led study has found.

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New role to lead engagement with India at Murdoch

September 1st, 2015

Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Taggart (right) with Hira Raichandani, Acting Consul General, Consulate General of India, Perth

A new academic appointment at Murdoch University aims to deepen understanding of India, facilitate the cultivation of better links with Indian research institutions and attract more Indian students to the Perth university.

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