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Protecting native forests more valuable than logging

New research has found Mountain Ash forests provide more value to the community and the global climate when protected and not logged.

Professor Mick Dodson will lead new research into deficit discourse after winning an ARC Indigenous Discovery grant.

ANU to lead new Indigenous research projects

The ANU will lead new research to improve the public discourse on Indigenous issues, and to safeguard the cultural language of the people of the Western Desert, under new Australian Research Council (ARC) grants.

Image courtesy of Patrick Finnegan.

ANU experts respond to the IPCC report on climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest synthesis report on climate change, warning that greenhouse gas levels are at their highest in 800,000 years. ANU experts have responded to the report.

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ANU graduate appointed top public servant

An ANU graduate has become Australia’s top public servant. Michael Thawley AO, who graduated from ANU in 1972, has been appointed Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Filed under: Alumni, ANU, Public policy

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Woroni: An economist’s approach to poverty

Traditionally, poverty has been defined by an individual’s level of income. For instance, poverty is measured on a scale, with the most extreme form of poverty being measured as those who live on $1.25 per day or less. But a new methodology to define poverty in first world countries is needed, and Nobel Prize-winning economist […]

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The great ANU divestment debate

During the past couple of years, the debate about whether ANU should invest in companies related to the fossil fuels industry has intensified. A year ago, the University launched its socially responsible investment policy, which seeks to provide guidance on what assets should be held in investment portfolios. In the latest edition, ANU Reporter asks […]

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The day the world changed

War came so fast a century ago, and so unexpectedly, and everything changed so completely when it came, that it still shocks one today. It still seems extraordinary how swiftly the people of 1914 lost the world they knew, plunging headlong into a very different world, and for each of them a very different life. […]

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Vale Gough Whitlam

Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who has died at 98, held long and enduring links with the Australian National University.

Filed under: Alumni, ANU, Public policy

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Trade leak highlights tensions among Pacific nations

The latest leak over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) highlights ongoing tensions between the 12 nations trying to negotiate the trade pact, says Australian National University trade law expert Dr Matthew Rimmer.

Professor Peter Drysdale.

Emeritus professor wins 2014 Japan Foundation award

Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale has received the Japan Foundation Award for 2014 for his pioneering work in the study of economic policy in Japan and East Asia, the formation of APEC, and economic exchange between Australia and Japan.

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