Schools

Murdoch student special guest at Australian Embassy

January 20th, 2017

2016 New Colombo Plan Fellow , Justin Freeman, had a "life-changing" study experience

Regular visits to the Australian Embassy, watching Korean megastar Psy perform “Gangnam Style” live and trying local delicacies including live octopus, was only a taste of Justin Freeman’s study year at Yonsei University in Seoul.

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The missing women in Australian public relations history

January 19th, 2017

Dr Kate Fitch

The contribution of women to the development of public relations in Australia has been largely ignored, despite the dominance of women in the PR industry today, Murdoch University’s Dr Kate Fitch claims.

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Murdoch graduate tackles bikie drama for first feature film

January 18th, 2017

Stephen McCallum

Perth filmmaker and Murdoch University graduate Stephen McCallum has embarked on his next big thing – his first feature film, thanks to a $750,000 grant aimed at uncovering, inspiring and developing local talent.

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Backyard bandicoots could be key to urban bushland health

January 17th, 2017

Dr Amanda  Kristancic

The University has begun a three year investigation into how Southern brown bandicoots (quendas) survive in urban bushland in the Mandurah region. Associate Professor Trish Fleming, Professor Giles Hardy, Dr Catherine Baudains and Dr Amanda Kristancic from Murdoch University will work with the local Mandurah community and the City of Mandurah to increase understanding of where quendas are found, the roles they are playing, and identify potential threats to their survival.

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Explainer: why has Rod Culleton been disqualified from the Senate?

January 12th, 2017

Lorraine Finlay

In an article for The Conversation, Lorraine Finlay explains the reason behind why Rod Culleton’s Senate seat has been declared vacant following formal notification of his bankruptcy

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Opinion: A ‘tougher’ citizenship test should not be used to further divide and exclude

January 10th, 2017

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch University’s School of Law has co-authored a piece with Professor Alex Reilly from the University of Adelaide in The Conversation, discussing the complexities of Australian citizenship.

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Managing the source of infection

January 6th, 2017

Tapeworm

A team of researchers at Murdoch University are helping prevent parasitic tapeworms from entering the food chain in Southeast Asian farming communities.

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Opinion: Explainer – why some churches teach that women are ‘separate but equal’

December 23rd, 2016

Dr Mark Jennings

Complementarianism is the idea held in some faiths that men and women are equal but play different complementary roles in life, society and religious practice.

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Don’t feed the dolphins

December 22nd, 2016

Dolphin

Researchers at Murdoch University have found evidence that feeding dolphins puts them at greater risk of injury and death.

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Children taught the gift of giving

December 21st, 2016

From left to right: Amelia Lowe, Fiona Murray, Yvonne Markey, Megan Rodger and Isla Cowman

Potential future veterinarians have learnt a valuable lesson thanks to the generosity of the Willetton Child Care Centre.

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