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Opinion: How does altitude affect the body?

June 13th, 2018

Mountaineering

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch University researcher Dr Brendan Scott from the School of Psychology and Exercise Science explains why altitude affects people differently.

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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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Opinion: We need to rethink our moral obligations to create a better world

March 21st, 2018

Dr Anne Schwenkenbecher

A Murdoch University philosopher believes that our ethical standards must better reflect the opportunities for collective action in addressing the challenging problems facing humanity.

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Opinion: Parliament’s dual citizenship crisis deepens

December 7th, 2017

Lorraine Finlay

In an article for The Conversation, Lorraine Finlay from Murdoch’s School of Law says the publication of citizenship registries have revealed that several more MPs have serious dual citizenship questions to answer.

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Is President Trump a global health risk?

May 29th, 2017

President Donald Trump

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch University researcher Dr Ana Rita Sequeira says proposed budget cuts will diminish the world's capacity to prevent and tackle human health security events.

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Unique dolphin strategy delivers dangerous octopus for dinner

April 3rd, 2017

New research has highlighted the development of complex behaviours that allow dolphins to eat octopus, thereby improving their ability to survive and reproduce.

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Opinion: Educational disadvantage is a huge problem in Australia – we can’t just carry on the same

March 16th, 2017

Associate Professor Laura Perry from Murdoch University’s School of Education, tackles the issue of educational disadvantage in Australia in an opinion piece for The Conversation.

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Opinion: Roe 8: Perth’s environmental flashpoint in the WA election

March 11th, 2017

Bibra Lake, which is part of the Beeliar Wetlands

In an opinion piece for The Conversation, Dr Jane Chambers and Emeritus Professor Philip Jennings from Murdoch University discuss the impact of the Roe 8 extension on the Beeliar Wetlands.

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Opinion: Are children more likely to read books on paper or screens?

March 10th, 2017

A new study has debunked the popular assumption that children prefer to read on screens, showing that paper books have an important role to play in nurturing early literacy. In a co-authored article for The Conversation, Murdoch University education researcher Dr Margaret Merga discussed the findings of the 2016 Western Australian Study into Children’s Book Reading.

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Explainer: how Australia decides who is a genuine refugee

February 23rd, 2017

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch University’s School of Law explains the refugee determination process in Australia for the Conversation.

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