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Former politician and IT business leader awarded honorary degrees

September 16th, 2016

Murdoch University awarded the Hon Kim Beazley AC with an honorary doctorate.

Murdoch University proudly presented honorary degrees to former Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Kim Beazley AC and Jim Ellis, founder of Westinfo Services.

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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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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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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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Historians to study how natural disasters have influenced change in the Indo-Pacific

September 1st, 2015

Emeritas Professor James Warren

Historians from Murdoch's Asia Research Centre have secured funding to investigate the relationship between natural disasters and major social and political upheaval in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Opinion: China-Australia trade agreement a compromised victory

June 19th, 2015

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After 10 years of negotiations, the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was signed in Canberra this week meaning that Australia now has an FTA with its number one trade partner.

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PhD student wins major prize for research on migrant labour regime in Singapore

December 22nd, 2014

A Murdoch University PhD student, who spent four months working in a construction firm as part of his research, has won a prestigious national award for his thesis about Bangladeshi migrants employed in Singapore.

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Study of pearling trade to shed light on cultural histories of the material world

December 16th, 2014

Murdoch will lead the first major comparative history of pearling in the Indian Ocean World through a four year grant from the Australian Research Council.

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Opinion: Global commitment issues on display at the G20

October 22nd, 2014

Dr Jeffrey Wilson

In his opinion piece in The Conversation, Dr Jeffrey Wilson looks at what we could expect from the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane, the likely impact on Australia and the issues facing global economic governance.

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Precarious work the ‘new normal’

January 24th, 2014

New research suggests the global trend towards insecure, short-term employment is the new status quo.

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