Wheat breakthrough at Murdoch

August 1st, 2016

Adjunct Professor Ian Edwards with the Tungsten crop in Toodyay, Western Australia

Researchers at Murdoch University have made a major breakthrough in improving the quality and profitability of Australia’s $6 billion wheat crops.

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Opinion: A cheat sheet for reading the federal budget

April 27th, 2016

Dr Anne Garnett is a senior lecturer in economics

Dr Anne Garnett co-aurthors an article in The Conversation about how to find key information in the upcoming federal budget papers.

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Opinion: We need to stop Australia’s genetic heritage from being taken overseas

October 27th, 2015

Dr Steve Wylie with the Australian native plant in high demand

In an opinion piece for The Conversation, senior research associate in plant virology at Murdoch University, Dr Steve Wylie looks at the importance of building Australia’s intellectual property (IP) with its genetic heritage, and questions whether our State and Federal Governments should continue to allow the legal export of our native seeds.

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FactCheck Q&A: Has the number of asylum seeker children in detention declined?

October 21st, 2015

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch's School of Law checks assertions made by politicians on the ABC's Q&A about asylum seeker children in detention in an article for The Conversation.

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Opinion: The High Court has confirmed what we already knew: human genes are not inventions

October 8th, 2015

The Australian High Court has ruled that breast cancer genetic mutations cannot be patented

In an article for ABC’s The Drum, Murdoch University Adjunct Professor Luigi Palombi discusses the significance of the High Court ruling in the D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics case that breast cancer genetic mutations cannot be patented. Professor Palombi goes over the history of the case and highlights that previous Australian rulings in the Federal Court […]

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Improving the profitability of Australian wheat

September 30th, 2015

The new Australia-China Centre for Wheat Quality is looking to map the entire wheat protein genome.

Murdoch University researchers have received more than $4 million in funding over five years from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to improve the quality and profitability of Australian Wheat.

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Opinion: Silverbacks and greenbacks: the catch-22 at the heart of gorilla conservation

September 5th, 2015

Mountain gorillas in Uganda

Inspired by his encounter with Guy the gorilla at London Zoo 54 years ago, environmental scientist Associate Professor David Newsome recently went on a wildlife tour to Uganda.

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Experts available for commentary on the State and Federal Budgets

May 7th, 2015


Murdoch University has several experts who can comment on a number of issues which may arise from the Federal Budget on May 12 and the WA State Budget on May 14.

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Opinion: The lesson from Canada: why Australia should have fewer selective schools

February 19th, 2015

Dr Laura Perry discusses school selectivity in her article for The Conversation

In her article for The Conversation, Dr Laura Perry explores the premise of school selectivity, arguing that it can be inequitable when there are large differences between schools.

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ARC funding for ongoing research into Japanese war crimes

November 21st, 2014

War crimes trial, Manila

Funding from the latest round of Australia Research Council (ARC) grants will enable Professor Sandra Wilson and a colleague ANU to continue their research into Japanese wartime brutality.

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