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Science Circus student Andrew Barley demonstrates the woomph bottle. Image Phil Dooley
21
Nov

Circus acts close the year

Congratulations to the Science Circus for completing a year of learning by giving 600 science shows around the country.

Photo by Paull Young on flickr.
21
Nov

From foes to friends

Increasingly the region’s militaries, including Australia’s, are looking to defence diplomacy to resolve disputes and prevent conflict. But does it work, asks Hamish McDonald.

Filed under: Op-Eds

Photo by Long Zheng on flickr.
21
Nov

Lacking a unifying purpose or policies, PUP is falling apart

By Shaun Crowe, Australian National University After holding itself together for four-and-a-half months, potentially fatal cracks are appearing in the Palmer United Party (PUP). With fellow senators claiming that she refuses to attend party meetings and PUP leader Clive Palmer accusing her of being a liar, Jacqui Lambie was “demoted” on Wednesday morning from her […]

Filed under: Op-Eds

Photo by Anja Disseldorp on flickr.
21
Nov

China’s ‘white gold’ infant formula rush comes at a public health cost

Australia’s richest woman Gina Rinehart’s $500m investment in a Queensland dairy operation to supply infant formula to China makes her a major player in Australian milk formula exports.

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Online maps show GP waiting times in the bush are double those of Australia’s cities.
20
Nov

Double trouble with rural waiting times

New interactive on-line maps show GP waiting times in the bush are double those in of Australia’s cities.

Filed under: Health, Media releases

Lucy Neave. Image: Jay Cronan.
20
Nov

ANU authors shortlisted for ACT Book of the Year 2014

Books by two ANU authors have been shortlisted for the ACT Book of the Year award.

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19
Nov

Politics research takes PhD student to Harvard

PhD student Sarah Cameron will call Cambridge, Massachusetts home for five months next year after being awarded a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University.

Photo by Allan Henderson on flickr.
19
Nov

UN Green Climate Fund: it’s time for Australia to step up

The G20 summit in Brisbane has put the pressure on Australia to boost its action on climate change not just at home but also internationally through a new UN-backed fund.

Professor Mick Sherburn outside the Research School of Chemistry
18
Nov

Finding new ways to make drugs

Chemists have developed a revolutionary new way to manufacture natural chemicals and used it to assemble a scarce anti-inflammatory drug with potential to treat cancer and malaria.

Photo by sanjitbakshi on flickr
18
Nov

Did aid ‘buy’ African votes for Australia’s Security Council seat?

By Nikola Pijovic, Australian National University In the lead-up to Australia’s election to the United Nations Security Council in 2012, much of the media focused on the costs and value of the campaign. In particular, it was claimed Australia “bought” the votes of African nations with increased foreign aid. But as Australia’s time on the […]

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Updated:  21 November 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Director, SCAPA/ Page Contact:  Director, SCAPA