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19
Sep

China heads for a price on carbon amid an energy market overhaul

In the lead-up to the UN leaders’ summit on climate change, China is shifting up a gear in its drive towards national emissions trading.

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19
Sep

Fiji coup leader gets the democratic approval he wanted

This was the way it was meant to be, at least in the eyes of Fiji’s self-appointed prime minister and self-styled rear-admiral, Frank Bainimarama.

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eX de Medici.

Blue (Bower/Bauer) 1998-2000
 watercolour over black pencil
 image 114 x 152.8 cm
 sheet 114 x 152.8 cm

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
 Purchased 2004
© eX de Medici
19
Sep

Symposium looks at art, mortality and fascination with death

People are fascinated by death and mortality because we want to know we can die the best way we can, the Director of the Centre for Art History and Theory, Helen Ennis says.

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19
Sep

Boeing and SpaceX are building new ‘space taxis’ for NASA

By Hamza Bendemra, Australian National University After a four-year competition, NASA has announced it has selected Boeing and SpaceX to take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The contract – worth US$6.8 billion – was announced as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Development program on which the US space agency has spent about $US1.5 […]

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19
Sep

‘Team Australia’: a nationalism framed in terms of external threats

Tony Abbott’s “Team Australia” is a confusing concept. The latest image of Australian nationalism is headed by a staunch monarchist who campaigned against a local head of state. The same “captain” recently revived the British system of honours, which were seen as so foreign that even John Howard, hardly a republican, labelled them “anachronistic”.

Rising sea levels
19
Sep

Climate Council: without action, rising seas will cost us billions

Rising sea levels pose huge financial, economic and humanitarian risks, as shown by the Climate Council’s latest report, Counting the Costs: Climate Change and Coastal Flooding. If the world ignores the problem, by mid-century rising seas could cost the world more than a trillion dollars a year as floods and storm surges hit.

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18
Sep

Chopin semi-finalists announced

Six of the world’s best young pianists are finallists in the second Australian International Chopin competition at the School of Music.

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18
Sep

Public policy resilience and the reform narrative

The following speech is from former Treasury Secretary Ken Henry, which was delivered at The Crawford School of Public Policy on Tuesday 16 September 2014.

Acting Vice Chancellor Margaret Harding and Dr Vinh Lu
17
Sep

Awards for top ANU teachers

Three ANU teachers have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to teaching as part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching.

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17
Sep

ANU experts comment on Fiji election

Fiji has held its first elections since a military takeover eight years ago. A number of leading ANU experts on Fiji gave their thoughts on the issues ahead of the election.

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