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30
Sep

A world mired in a clash of extremes?

Those who promote Islamic militancy are mirrored by poorly informed elements in the West who are opposed to Islam, but the conflicts can be defused, writes Professor Amin Saikal.

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30
Sep

Vale Emeritus Professor Tony McMichael

The Australian National University community is mourning the death of distinguished Professor and epidemiologist Tony McMichael.

New map sheds light on Ludwig Leichhardt’s 1844 expedition of northern Australia.
30
Sep

Shedding new light on Leichhardt’s expedition

A project by The Australian National University has shed new light on Ludwig Leichhardt’s landmark expedition to explore northern Australia 170 years ago.

Image: Chris Ford on flickr.com
26
Sep

Ancient sea levels give clues to natural sea rise

ANU Scientists have produced the first detailed record of sea levels over the past 500,000 years and spanning five ice ages

Photo by Ross Thomson flickr.
26
Sep

Why we should consider ourselves a nation first, a federation second

Australia has built a very effective federalism that has provided us with a pretty effective national economy and society, operating with a common currency. This success should not be underestimated or forgotten as we work towards a review and further reform.

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Photo by Stuart Hay.
25
Sep

New app offers relief for hay fever sufferers

A new app will help hay fever sufferers keep track of pollen levels.

Photo by Clark Fred/Wikimedia Commons.
24
Sep

Senate set to decide if family visas will go only to the rich

This afternoon, the Australian Senate will be asked to vote on a Greens disallowance motion, which seeks to stop the Abbott government repealing several types of family visas.

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24
Sep

Pledges can work, but it will take international law to fight climate change

Do we need a climate treaty, or could a simple political deal based on national pledges work just as well?

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23
Sep

It’s far too early to declare counter-terrorism operations a success

The dust is settling after the extensive police raids across Sydney and Brisbane last week.

Photo by Ian Barbour on flickr
22
Sep

Global carbon report: emissions will hit new heights in 2014

As heads of state gather in New York for tomorrow’s United Nations climate summit, a new report on the state of the world’s carbon budget tells them that greenhouse emissions hit a new record last year, and are still growing.

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