New research: Australia’s political system a model for others

June 6th, 2018

Australia’s political system has much to teach the world according to new research at Murdoch University. Dean of the Sir Walter Murdoch Graduate School, Professor Ben Reilly, investigated the effects of electoral systems in ethnically-divided societies around the world.

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Politics Opinion: Expert views on Federal Budget 2018

May 9th, 2018

Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer in Australian Politics, shares his analysis of how WA has fared in the Federal Budget 2018.

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Opinion: Punks are not dead in Indonesia, they’ve turned to Islam

March 27th, 2018

Murdoch PhD student Hikmawan Saefullah discusses the emergence of Islamic punks in Indonesia in a recent article in The Conversation.

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Americans look to Australia to combat Trump extremism

November 8th, 2017

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American political reformers are calling for Australian-style innovations to promote moderate policies under President Trump, according to a leading Murdoch University political scientist.

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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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Opinion: Tony Abbott and the 'vision thing'

June 18th, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's recent international tour was discussed by political scientist Professor Mark Beeson in The Conversation.

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Political uncertainty clouds future of energy

February 18th, 2014

Researchers from Murdoch University are investigating how the Federal Government’s efforts to repeal the carbon tax are affecting investments in Australia’s energy sector.

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Will we choose Government or democracy?

September 7th, 2010

The carnival is over, the independents have backed Labor and Julia Gillard is Australia’s Prime Minister – but will we choose Government or democracy?

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Labor Party transcends its leader

June 24th, 2010

Political comment by Janice Dudley: Julia Gillard’s new role as Prime Minister is a positive move for women in Australian politics, realistically it’s following a pattern of the Labor Party turning to women in difficult electoral circumstances.

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