Asian studies, political science and social sciences

Jakarta election – What next?

April 20th, 2017

Jakarta’s election represents not just a major turning point for the nation’s capital and city of 12 million, but potentially for the entire country.

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Research Profile: A fearless fascination

April 15th, 2017

Dr Jacqui Baker is an expert in Indonesian politics with research expertise in law, violence and corruption.

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Free talk on Japanese pop culture and its fans

March 31st, 2017

In a free public lecture at Murdoch on Monday, 3 April, Dr Leonie Stickland, Lecturer in Japanese from Murdoch University’s School of Arts, will unravel the mystique around the unprecedented popularity of the many facets Japanese pop culture.

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Asia experts helping shape future foreign policy

March 23rd, 2017

Murdoch University academics have addressed key foreign policy issues in submissions to the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Australia's post-Trump trade agenda: Making sense of limited options

February 17th, 2017

Dr Jeff Wilson

In a policy report for the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney , trade policy expert Dr Jeff Wilson from Murdoch University’s Asia Research Centre has outlined his thoughts on the future of Australia’s trade policy in the Asia Pacific region.

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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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