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MIL-Evening Report: Behrouz Boochani’s literary prize cements his status as an Australian writer

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Reportage, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Behrouz Boochani’s literary prize cements his status as an Australian writer

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Keyvan Allahyari, PhD candidate in English, University of Melbourne When the author Richard Flanagan described Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker currently held on Manus Island, as “a great Australian writer”, he turned tired cliché into a pointed question: what makes an “Australian” writer? No Friend But […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘Don’t be afraid’ – give Bougainville, West Papua freedom, says Parkop

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville independence, Bougainville referendum, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Security, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘Don’t be afraid’ – give Bougainville, West Papua freedom, says Parkop

By Clifford Faiparik in Port Moresby National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop is pushing for Bougainville and West Papua to gain independence from Papua New Guinea and Indonesia respectively. Parkop said this in no uncertain terms during a West Papua forum in Port Moresby yesterday. Northern Governor Gary Juffa, who was also present, expressed similar […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Tasmania’s gambling election shows Australia needs tougher rules on money in politics

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Reportage, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Tasmania’s gambling election shows Australia needs tougher rules on money in politics

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Danielle Wood, Program Director, Budget Policy and Institutional Reform, Grattan Institute Today’s Commonwealth donations data release is a stark reminder of the deep flaws in our political donations system. Contributions to political parties are revealed up to 19 months after the event, and sometimes not at all. […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Post Gillette: other brands are better at matching practice with talk, but don’t get the publicity

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Reportage, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Post Gillette: other brands are better at matching practice with talk, but don’t get the publicity

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jessica Vredenburg, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Auckland University of Technology First it was burning running shoes, and now it’s boycotting razors. This is how some customers are responding to recent brand activism initiatives. Read more: Razor burned: Why Gillette’s campaign against toxic masculinity missed the mark Brand […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Head start for home owners makes a big difference for housing stress

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Reportage, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Head start for home owners makes a big difference for housing stress

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Mustapha Bangura, Part-time lecturer and PhD Candidate in Property Economics, Western Sydney University Housing affordability changes over the years for home owners, but this has been largely ignored. The focus has mostly been on entry-level affordability for home buyers. But how does affordability change over the years […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Damning royal commission report leaves no doubt that we all lose if the Murray-Darling Basin Plan fails

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Reportage, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Damning royal commission report leaves no doubt that we all lose if the Murray-Darling Basin Plan fails

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jamie Pittock, Professor, Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University In the wake of revelations of water theft, fish kills, and towns running out of water, the South Australian Royal Commission into the Murray-Darling Basin has reported that the Basin Plan must be strengthened if […]

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MIL-Evening Report: VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the march of the independents

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Reportage, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the march of the independents

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra [embedded content] University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in Australian politics. They discuss the week in politics including; independents Zali Steggall of Warringah; Oliver Yates in Kooyong and Julia Banks in Flinders, ministers […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Cloning monkeys for research puts humans on a slippery ethical slope

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Reportage, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Cloning monkeys for research puts humans on a slippery ethical slope

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By David Hunter, Associate Professor of Medical Ethics, Flinders University This article is part of our occasional long read series Zoom Out, where authors explore key ideas in science and technology in the broader context of society and humanity. Scientists have many tools at their disposal to study, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Iran refugee detained in PNG wins Australia’s richest literary prize

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Behrouz Boochani, Books, CTF, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Innovation, KB, Language, literature, Media, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Politics, Publishing, Refugees, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Iran refugee detained in PNG wins Australia’s richest literary prize

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An Iranian asylum-seeker detained in Papua New Guinea under Australian asylum laws has won Australia’s most valuable literary prize for a book he reportedly wrote using the online messaging service WhatsApp, reports France 24/AFP. Behrouz Boochani, a Kurd who has been held on PNG’s Manus Island since 2013, was awarded the […]

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