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Opinion: Inquiry into Lyme-like illness calls for more research and better treatment

December 5th, 2016

Dorsal view of an echidna tick, Bothriocroton concolor, (imaged by Siew-May Loh )

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch University researchers Charlotte Oskam, Peter Irwin and Una Ryan unravel the complexities and ambiguities surrounding Lyme-like disease in Australia.

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Opinion – Hope, certainty and trust: issues abound in US refugee resettlement deal

December 2nd, 2016

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

In a co-authored article for The Conversation, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch's School of Law, highlights value of hope in the refugee resettlement deal with the United States.

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Opinion: QUT discrimination case exposes Human Rights Commission failings

November 7th, 2016

Dr Augusto Zimmermann, Joshua Forrester and Lorraine Finlay with Murdoch School of Law Dean Professor Jurgen Brohmer (second right)

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch law academics review a case, now dismissed, brought against three Queensland students who were alleged to have breached controversial section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

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Opinion: Why isn’t seagrass on the world’s conservation agenda?

October 12th, 2016

Dr Mike van Keulen

In a co-authored article for The Conversation, Dr Mike Van Keulen explains the importance of seagrass and calls for more action to protect these vital marine plants from human impacts.

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Opinion: Treat the cause not the symptoms of problems with private health insurance

October 3rd, 2016

Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci

In an interview with The Conversation, Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci, head of the health policy program at Murdoch University, says the problems with the private health industry are a symptom of the way the system is set up.

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Opinion: Yes education funding has increased but not everyone benefits

September 16th, 2016

Associate Professor Laura Perry

Since the release of the Productivity Commission draft report, there has been an insistent claim that achievement has declined despite spending more. In a collaborative piece in The Conversation, Associate Professor Laura Perry discusses how this claim is misleading and overly simplistic.

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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: Careful surveillance and pet wearables at home with animals

September 6th, 2016

Owners are gamifying their pets through wearable technology.

In a collaborative article for The Conversation, Associate Professor Ingrid Richardson from Murdoch’s School of Arts discusses the new phenomenon of pet surveillance through wearable technology.

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Opinion: Human trials on Earth are the key to how we will survive on Mars

September 2nd, 2016

Dr Graham Mann

The crew of a Mars simulation recently emerged from their remote dome in Hawaii after completing a year-long project to trial a potential mission to the red planet. In an article for The Conversation, Dr Graham Mann from Murdoch’s School of Engineering and IT discusses the importance of these trials to the future success of […]

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Opinion: Section 18C is too broad and too vague, and should be repealed

September 1st, 2016

The authors Dr Augusto Zimmermann, Joshua Forrester and Lorraine Finlay with Murdoch School of Law Dean Professor Jurgen Brohmer (second right) at the launch of their book on 18C

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch academics Lorraine Finlay and Dr Augusto Zimmerman, and PhD candidate Joshua Forrester argue section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is not constitutional and infringes the implied freedom of political communication.

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