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Myanmar military committed ‘routine, systematic’ sexual violence against ethnic minorities, UN experts find

“Extreme physical violence, the openness in which it is conducted … reflects a widespread culture of tolerance towards humiliation and the deliberate infliction of...

Kashmir communications shutdown a ‘collective punishment’ that must be reversed, say UN experts

India and Pakistan both claim Kashmir as its sovereign territory. Since the Indian Government’s 5 August announcement revoking Kashmir’s special status, tighter central Government control...
Gender and medieval archaeology: storming the castle

Australia to send naval and air assistance to protect Middle East sea lanes: Morrison

Source: Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra / The Conversation Australia will commit a frigate, an aircraft and some...

NZ workplace study shows more than quarter of employees feel depressed much of the...

Source: Professor Tim Bentley, Director of Research, professor of Work and Organisation, Massey University / The Conversation According to the...
why we need to cut emissions as well as prepare for impacts

why we need to cut emissions as well as prepare for impacts

Source: Associate Professor Ralph Brougham Chapman, Director, Environmental Studies, Victoria University of Wellington / The Conversation ...
Curious Kids: why do we cry?

Curious Kids: why do we cry?

Source: Carly Osborn, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Adelaide / The Conversation ...
What should politicians be reading at parliamentary book club? Our experts make their picks

What should politicians be reading at parliamentary book club? Our experts make their picks

Source: Jane Howard, Deputy Section Editor: Arts + Culture / The Conversation You might picture a book club around your...
Free speech or sky vandalism? Here's what the law says about skywriting in Australia

Free speech or sky vandalism? Here’s what the law says about skywriting in Australia

Source: Bradley L Garrett, Research Fellow, University of Sydney / The Conversation A small plane looped through the tranquil and...
how does our blood fight viruses like chicken pox and colds?

how does our blood fight viruses like chicken pox and colds?

Source: Archana Koirala, Paediatrician and Infectious Diseases Specialist, University of Sydney / The Conversation ...
Gender and medieval archaeology: storming the castle

Climate change may change the way ocean waves impact 50% of the world’s coastlines

Source: Mark Hemer, Principal Research Scientist, Oceans and Atmosphere, CSIRO / The Conversation The rise in sea levels is not...
Rethink inheritances. These days they no longer help the young, they go to the already middle-aged

Rethink inheritances. These days they no longer help the young, they go to the...

Source: Owain Emslie, Associate, Grattan Institute / The Conversation Inheritances can have an enormous impact on finances and lives. Yet...
Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human rights chief

Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says...

Lieutenant-General Silva commanded Sri Lanka’s 58th Division during the final stages of the military campaign against the LTTE rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam...

Yes, GetUp fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political party –...

Source: Krystian Seibert, Industry Fellow, Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University of Technology / The Conversation Over the weekend, Prime...
Afghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence

Afghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence

In a statement on Monday, Tadamichi Yamamoto, who heads the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said that despite decades of conflict, Afghans...
For the first time in a long time, we're setting up a generation to be worse off than the one before it

For the first time in a long time, we’re setting up a generation to...

Source: Kate Griffiths, Senior Associate, Grattan Institute / The Conversation We’ve become used to each new generation of Australians enjoying...
How many people have eating disorders? We don't really know, and that's a worry

How many people have eating disorders? We don’t really know, and that’s a worry

Source: Laura Hart, Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne / The Conversation Last week, federal health minister Greg Hunt announced...
Why do I dwell on the past?

Why do I dwell on the past?

Source: Laura Jobson, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Monash University / The Conversation Many of us enjoy writing in a...
Altruistic or self-serving? Four things judges consider when sentencing politically-motivated crimes

Altruistic or self-serving? Four things judges consider when sentencing politically-motivated crimes

Source: Jamie Walvisch, Lecturer, Monash University / The Conversation This morning an Extinction Rebellion protester was arrested after hanging from...
what exactly does a showrunner do?

what exactly does a showrunner do?

Source: Darren Paul Fisher, Head of Directing, Department of Film, Screen and Creative Media, Bond University / The Conversation What...
why memorising poetry still matters for human connection

why memorising poetry still matters for human connection

Source: Veronica Alfano, Research Fellow, Australian Catholic University / The Conversation Memorising poetry was once common in classrooms. But it...

Hong Kong fears losing its rule of law; the rest of the world should...

Source: John Garrick, University Fellow in Law, Charles Darwin University / The Conversation What’s happening in Hong Kong right now...
ANALYSIS: Did ‘no poor person’ lose money in VBS bank’s collapse?

Frydenberg outlines financial sector reform timetable

Source: Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra / The Conversation Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has issued a timetable for the...
Elizabeth Warren’s Trade Plan Empowers Workers, Not Corporations

keep in mind the ‘bacon and eggs’ principle

Source: Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra / The Conversation Scott Morrison has a sharp lecture for bureaucrats about...
For the first time in centuries, were setting up a generation to be worse off than the one before it

For the first time in centuries, were setting up a generation to be worse...

Source: Kate Griffiths, Senior Associate, Grattan Institute / The Conversation Each new generation of Australians since Federation has enjoyed a...

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