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Siobhan Tobin and Chris Hadfield. Image: James Grubel.
30
Aug

ANU student meets singing astronaut

ANU student Siobhan Tobin has met one of her heroes, astronaut Chris Hadfield, during his whirlwind visit to Canberra.

Filed under: Science, Students

Image by Budgeting on flickr
29
Aug

Menzies, a failure by today’s rules, ran a budget to build the nation

Robert Menzies left Australia in far worse financial shape than he found it, at least according to current treasurer Joe Hockey’s favourite debt and deficit benchmark.

Filed under: All subjects, Op-Eds

Image by Antana on flickr
29
Aug

Bitcoin ruling still doesn’t answer which country has the right to tax

It’s been about five years since bitcoin emerged online, claiming to be the world’s first digital cryptocurrency.

Filed under: All subjects, Op-Eds

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating and Chancellor Gareth Evans at the Launch of   Inside the Hawke-Keating Government: A Cabinet Diary. Photo by Stuart Hay.
27
Aug

Paul Keating launches Gareth Evans book at ANU

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating has visited the ANU to launch the Cabinet diaries of Chancellor Professor Gareth Evans, AC QC, about the early years of the Hawke-Keating Labor government.

Filed under: ANU, Public policy

Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaking at the ANU.
27
Aug

Former Japan PM moved and shocked by words of Indigenous Australians

Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has revealed at an ANU public lecture that he was left moved and shocked by words spoken to him by traditional Indigenous land owners.

The solar technology in use during trials.

All images used in this story have been provided by the Department of Defence.
27
Aug

Solar soldiers have their day in the sun

The Australian National University (ANU) is a step closer to solving one of the Australian Army’s modern problems with testing completed for new wearable solar technology which significantly reduces the weight of batteries soldiers need to carry.

Filed under: Environment, Science

Image by Anthony Quintano on flickr
27
Aug

Critics pour cold water on the Ice Bucket Challenge: are they right?

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been called “one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history”. The campaign has raised the profile of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). But some have questioned whether campaigns like this one should really be looked at in such a positive light.

sea level
27
Aug

Stopgap carbon policies: far from perfect, but better than nothing

Climate policy is back on the agenda in Canberra this week, with the focus on the government’s centrepiece Direct Action plan.

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26
Aug

New funds to bolster ANU clean energy research

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has awarded more than $9 million to five ANU clean energy projects.

Image by Marko Mikkonen on flickr
26
Aug

Lost in the bush? Australia Post’s regional future

Former deputy prime minister and Nationals doyen Tim Fischer was famous for his whistle-stop press conferences outside rural post offices.

Filed under: All subjects, Op-Eds

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