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It’s teamwork: how dolphins learn to work together for rewards

Published By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on It’s teamwork: how dolphins learn to work together for rewards

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Stephanie King, Branco Weiss Research Fellow, University of Western Australia Cooperation can be found across the animal kingdom, in behaviours such as group hunting, raising of young, and driving away predators. But are these cooperating animals actively coordinating their behaviour, or are they simply acting individually to […]

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Why New Zealand was the first country where women won the right to vote

Published By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Why New Zealand was the first country where women won the right to vote

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Katie Pickles, Professor of History at the University of Canterbury and current Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi James Cook Research Fellow, University of Canterbury 125 years ago today Aotearoa New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant all women the right to […]

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Do you ‘zombie check’ your phone? How new tools can help you control technology over-use

Published By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Do you ‘zombie check’ your phone? How new tools can help you control technology over-use

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Joanne Orlando, Researcher: Technology and Learning, Western Sydney University Technology has undoubtedly become essential for productivity and communication in our professional and personal lives. However, the most prominent reason users of all ages reach for their device is not to work, but to “zombie check”. These are […]

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The AFL’s gender diversity policy remains an apprehensive work in progress

Published By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on The AFL’s gender diversity policy remains an apprehensive work in progress

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Daryl Adair, Associate Professor of Sport Management, University of Technology Sydney The inclusion of transgender athletes in Australian sports leagues is an issue that sporting bodies are only just coming to terms with. In recent months, the Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with Sport Australia, has […]

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I can’t sleep. What drugs can I (safely) take?

Published By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on I can’t sleep. What drugs can I (safely) take?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Ric Day, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, UNSW If you’re having trouble sleeping, medicines shouldn’t be your first option. Exercise regularly, cut back on coffee (and other caffeinated drinks) after midday, eat less in the evening, ease up on “screen time” before, and in, bed, practise meditation and […]

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Eulogy for a seastar, Australia’s first recorded marine extinction

Published By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Eulogy for a seastar, Australia’s first recorded marine extinction

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Tim O’Hara, Senior Curator of Marine Invertebrates, Museums Victoria We see the surface of the sea: the rock pools, the waves, the horizon. But there is so much more going on underneath, hidden from view. The sea’s surface conceals human impact as well. Today, I am writing […]

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Business as usual? The Sustainable Development Goals apply to Australian cities too

Published By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Business as usual? The Sustainable Development Goals apply to Australian cities too

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Wendy Steele, Associate Professor of Sustainability and Urban Planning, RMIT University We are still settling Australian cities on unceded Aboriginal lands. With the global agreement on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, development has finally come home to the developed world. Yet in Australia […]

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View from The Hill: Morrison’s challenge with women goes beyond simple numbers

Published By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on View from The Hill: Morrison’s challenge with women goes beyond simple numbers

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra Mutual interest is a great bonding agent, so the bromance between 2GB shock jock Ray Hadley and Scott Morrison is on again. Morrison will once more make regular appearances with Hadley, who dumped him unceremoniously last year, with a spurious […]

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Needless treatments: antipsychotic drugs are rarely effective in ‘calming’ dementia patients

Published By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Needless treatments: antipsychotic drugs are rarely effective in ‘calming’ dementia patients

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Juanita Westbury, Senior Lecturer in Dementia Care, University of Tasmania From time to time, we hear or read about medical procedures or treatments that can be ineffective and needlessly drive up the nation’s health-care costs. This occasional series explores such procedures individually and explains why they could […]

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Amnesty demands Jokowi honour pledge on Papuan human rights

Published By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Amnesty International, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paniai killings, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Amnesty demands Jokowi honour pledge on Papuan human rights

Indonesian police and military have reportedly attacked the West Papua Committee (KNPB) office in Timika and arrested seven people, including three teenagers. Image: Timika KNPB By Budiarti Utami Putri in Jakarta Human rights organisation Amnesty International Indonesia has demanded President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo fulfil his promises to resolve the alleged human rights violations in Papua. […]

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