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31
Oct

ANU graduate appointed top public servant

An ANU graduate has become Australia’s top public servant.

Filed under: Alumni, ANU, Public policy

Afghan girl poverty
27
Oct

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 […]

Fossil fuels
26
Oct

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 […]

HMS Centurion
26
Oct

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. […]

Gough Whitlam with Sir Ernest Titterton. Image:  ANU Archives.
21
Oct

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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17
Oct

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.
17
Oct

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.

Photo courtesy null0 on flickr
15
Oct

Asian states in crisis can choose more democracy or more conflict

Rather than a new dawn for democracy, political and social reform in the region has led to less representation and more contestation. This has potentially far-reaching consequences.

Photo courtesy marragem on flickr.
15
Oct

Renewing Australian Federalism: What you think are the challenges

There is broad agreement among contributors and punters of the Renewing Federalism Forum that the federation does need some fixing.

Defence Minister David Johnston launching a book from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.
03
Oct

Defence Minister launches book on the future of defence

Defence Minister David Johnston has launched a book from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre on the future of the country’s defence.

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