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MIL-Evening Report: Murray-Darling report shows public authorities must take climate change risk seriously

By   /  February 4, 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: Murray-Darling report shows public authorities must take climate change risk seriously

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Arjuna Dibley, Graduate Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University The tragic recent events on the Darling River, and the political and policy furore around them, have again highlighted the severe financial and environmental consequences of mismanaging climate risks. The Murray-Darling Royal Commission demonstrates […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Compensation scheme to follow Hayne’s indictment of financial sector

By   /  February 4, 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: Compensation scheme to follow Hayne’s indictment of financial sector

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra The Morrison government has promised to establish a compensation scheme of last resort – paid for by the financial services industry – as it seeks to avoid the outcome of the banking royal commission becoming a damaging election issue for […]

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MIL-Evening Report: New study confirms what scientists already know: basic research is under-valued

By   /  February 4, 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: New study confirms what scientists already know: basic research is under-valued

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Isobel Ronai, Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Sydney In our fast-paced modern world there is an expectation that scientific breakthroughs occur quickly and efficiently. We are bombarded with headlines hyping new findings: Scientists “find cure for cancer which will be available within A YEAR”. Many scientists know […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Research shows most online consumer contracts are incomprehensible, but still legally binding

By   /  February 4, 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: Research shows most online consumer contracts are incomprehensible, but still legally binding

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Samuel Becher, Associate Professor of Business Law, Victoria University of Wellington Most of us will have entered into consumer contracts with large companies and ticked a box to confirm we understand the terms and conditions – without bothering to read the fine print. We accept standard form […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Curious Kids: why do we need soap?

By   /  February 4, 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: Curious Kids: why do we need soap?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Mary-Louise McLaws, Professor of Epidemiology Healthcare Infection and Infectious Diseases Control, UNSW Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS […]

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MIL-Evening Report: The humble spade flower moonlights as the ‘love shrub’

By   /  February 4, 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: The humble spade flower moonlights as the ‘love shrub’

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Bronwyn Smithies, PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland Sign up to Beating Around the Bush, a series that profiles native plants: part gardening column, part dispatches from country, entirely Australian. If you are observant enough in the Australian bush, you may be able to spot the spade […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Online trolling used to be funny, but now the term refers to something far more sinister

By   /  February 4, 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: Online trolling used to be funny, but now the term refers to something far more sinister

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Evita March, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Federation University Australia It seems like internet trolling happens everywhere online these days – and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. This week, the British press and Kensington Palace officials have called for an end to the merciless online trolling […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Why the federal government’s new integrity commission isn’t up to the job

By   /  February 4, 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: Why the federal government’s new integrity commission isn’t up to the job

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Kate Griffiths, Senior Associate, Grattan Institute A federal integrity commission is an idea whose time has finally come. The Coalition announced its proposal for a Commonwealth Integrity Commission in mid-December, joining the Greens, Labor and independents led by Cathy McGowan in recognising the need for a body […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Want to improve your mood? It’s time to ditch the junk food

By   /  February 4, 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: Want to improve your mood? It’s time to ditch the junk food

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Megan Lee, Academic Tutor and Lecturer, Southern Cross University Worldwide, more than 300 million people live with depression. Without effective treatment, the condition can make it difficult to work and maintain relationships with family and friends. Depression can cause sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, and a lack of […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Three changes in how we live could derail the dream of the 30-minute city

By   /  February 4, 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: Three changes in how we live could derail the dream of the 30-minute city

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jennifer Kent, Research Fellow, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Sydney I live where I want to live and I work where the work is. I don’t understand people that go “this is where I’ll work [and] this is where I’ll buy a house” because it might […]

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