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Greens resignations show a need to change dual citizenship requirements

July 20th, 2017

Lorraine Finlay

Off the back of resignations of Greens co-deputy leaders Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters, Murdoch University’s Lorraine Finlay has published an article that shows a need for a conversation about changing constitutional requirements that disqualify dual citizens.

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Opinion: High Court confirms Rod Culleton is not a senator – so what happens next?

February 4th, 2017

Lorraine Finlay explains what happens next in the Rod Culleton saga

The High Court on Friday put a decisive end to the debate over the eligibility of Rod Culleton to serve as a senator for Western Australia, so what happens now? Murdoch's School of Law Lecturer, Lorraine Finlay explains.

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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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Opinion: As Australian shipping grows, how can we avoid collisions with marine animals?

December 1st, 2016

Dr Joshua Smith

Increasing concerns for Australian marine mammals injured or killed following collisions with shipping vessels has led to calls to investigate the extent of the problem.

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Opinion: To future-proof our crops from drought, look to the Australian deserts

August 22nd, 2016

Dr Steve Wylie with the Australian native plant in high demand

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Steve Wylie asks the questions of what can we do to future-proof our crops to help feed a global population expected to increase to 9.3 billion people by 2050

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Opinion: What will a re-elected Coalition government mean for key policy areas?

July 12th, 2016

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny writes for The Conversation

Mary Anne Kenny, Associate Professor from Murdoch’s School of Law, joins industry experts in co-authoring an article for The Conversation, responding to what the Coalition’s agenda will mean for key policy areas.

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Opinion: The glory or the ‘gravel’: what keeps fans flocking to the AFL?

October 2nd, 2015

Emeritus Professor Gary Wickham looks at the “glory-to-gravel ladder” for all AFL teams in an article for The Conversation

As thousands of football fans flock to Melbourne and millions more ready themselves to watch the 2015 AFL grand final, Emeritus Professor Gary Wickham looks at the “glory-to-gravel ladder” for all AFL teams in an article for The Conversation.

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Opinion: The lesson from Canada: why Australia should have fewer selective schools

February 19th, 2015

Dr Laura Perry discusses school selectivity in her article for The Conversation

In her article for The Conversation, Dr Laura Perry explores the premise of school selectivity, arguing that it can be inequitable when there are large differences between schools.

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Opinion: Trick or treating this Halloween? Know your group behaviour

October 31st, 2014

Associate Lecturer Zenobia Telati

Halloween is upon us tonight and it’s all just a bit of harmless fun, right? Or is there truly a dark side to Halloween? Dr Zenobia Talati explores these questions in her opinion piece in The Conversation.

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Opinion: Australia’s trade negotiating strategy fundamentally flawed

October 23rd, 2014

Murdoch University Provost Professor Ann Capling

Professor Ann Capling and Professor John Ravenhill question whether Australia’s trade negotiating strategy fundamentally flawed in The Conversation.

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