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MIL-Evening Report: Grass trees aren’t a grass (and they’re not trees)

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By John Patykowski, Plant ecologist, Deakin University Sign up to the Beating Around the Bush newsletter here, and suggest a plant we should cover at batb@theconversation.edu.au. Grass trees (genus Xanthorrhoea) look like they were imagined by Dr Seuss. An unmistakable tuft of wiry, grass-like leaves atop a blackened, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Peter Grimes is a thrilling and moving staging of the great English opera

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Trevor Jones, Lecturer in Musical Theatre, Griffith University Review: Peter Grimes, Brisbane Festival Peter Grimes, one of the centrepiece events of this year’s Brisbane Festival, is a remarkable collaboration between the festival, Opera Queensland, Philip Bacon AM, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Is it time for Australia to be more open about research involving animals?

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Tyler Paytas, Research Fellow in Philosophy, Australian Catholic University The use of animals in scientific research is a complex ethical issue, and these studies typically take place behind closed doors. But since 2012, more than 120 of Britain’s universities, research institutions and pharmaceutical companies have signed a […]

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MIL-Evening Report: VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on strawberries, Sudmalis, schools, and the au pair affair

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, English, Evening Report, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Reportage, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on strawberries, Sudmalis, schools, and the au pair affair

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra [embedded content] Michelle Grattan speaks with University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini about the week in politics. They discuss rushed legislation on strawberry contamination, the Liberals continued women problem with Ann Sudmalis’ announcement she won’t recontest her seat, the government’s […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Super. If Labor really wanted to help women in retirement, it would do something else

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, English, Evening Report, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Reportage, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Super. If Labor really wanted to help women in retirement, it would do something else

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Brendan Coates, Fellow, Grattan Institute When it comes to the gender gap in retirement incomes, symbolism appears to matter more than actually achieving something. Labor’s plan to add super contributions to government-funded parental leave was heralded by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten this week as having a “big […]

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MIL-Evening Report: If privacy is increasing for My Health Record data, it should apply to all medical records

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, English, Evening Report, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Reportage, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: If privacy is increasing for My Health Record data, it should apply to all medical records

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Megan Prictor, Researcher in Law, University of Melbourne In response to the public outcry against the potential for My Health Record data to be shared with police and other government agencies, Health Minister Greg Hunt recently announced moves to change the legislation. The laws underpinning the My […]

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MIL-Evening Report: New laws help juries understand why victims of sexual violence struggle to recall their assaults

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, English, Evening Report, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Reportage, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: New laws help juries understand why victims of sexual violence struggle to recall their assaults

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Cindy Grahame, PhD candidate, University of Newcastle In June, the New South Wales parliament passed new laws to strengthen protection for children from sexual abuse and enact harsher sentences for their abusers. The reformed laws were in response to the recommendations of the final report by the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Three charts on: why Catholic primary school parents can afford to pay more

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, English, Evening Report, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Reportage, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Three charts on: why Catholic primary school parents can afford to pay more

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Peter Goss, School Education Program Director, Grattan Institute Dan Tehan’s first major action as federal Education Minister was a deal for Catholic and independent schools. From a policy perspective, the pieces were already in place. Tehan’s predecessor, Simon Birmingham, had moved all schools onto a consistent funding […]

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MIL-Evening Report: What makes you a man or a woman? Geneticist Jenny Graves explains

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, English, Evening Report, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Reportage, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: What makes you a man or a woman? Geneticist Jenny Graves explains

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jenny Graves, Distinguished Professor of Genetics, La Trobe 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. Jenny Graves – 2017 recipient of the Prime Minister’s […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Quotas are not pretty but they work – Liberal women should insist on them

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, English, Evening Report, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Reportage, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Quotas are not pretty but they work – Liberal women should insist on them

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Chris Wallace, ARC DECRA Fellow, Australian National University It is an historic moment for Liberal Party women. Individual complaints of sexist bullying invariably end with the lone complainant being isolated and getting crunched. But since the Liberal leadership spill, several women have spoken out and two MPs, […]

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