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Fijian students design superheroes to challenge ‘Silence’ in comic contest

Published By   /  October 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bullying, Cyberbullying, Education, Featured, Fiji, Gender, Gender violence, Global, Harassment, Human Rights, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peace, Peace and justice, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Sexual harassment, Youth  /  Comments Off on Fijian students design superheroes to challenge ‘Silence’ in comic contest

Students at Holy Trinity Primary School in Suva, Fiji, presented their superheroes designed during a workshop held on Monday. Image: UNICEF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Advocacy groups have called on children and young people to defeat the “ultimate supervillain” – silence – to help end violence in and around schools. The Holy Trinity Primary School […]

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Why R2D2 could be your child’s teacher sooner than you think

Published By   /  October 17, 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 R2D2 could be your child’s teacher sooner than you think

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Kristyn Sommer, PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland C3PO, R2D2 and Wall-E: three distinctly memorable robots that captured our hearts as they rolled and beeped across the silver screen. But pint-sized and friendly, humanoid robots are now more than just fictional characters. They’re finding their way into […]

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The war in Syria may be ending, but is likely to bring a fresh wave of suffering

Published By   /  October 17, 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 war in Syria may be ending, but is likely to bring a fresh wave of suffering

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Mehmet Ozalp, Associate Professor in Islamic Studies, Director of The Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation and Executive Member of Public and Contextual Theology, Charles Sturt University As the war in Syria comes to its final stages, the future of the country and the whole region hangs […]

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New blood test could spare cancer patients from needless chemotherapy after surgery

Published By   /  October 17, 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 New blood test could spare cancer patients from needless chemotherapy after surgery

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jeanne Tie, Associate Professor, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Many cancer patients could soon be spared the unnecessary side effects of chemotherapy after having surgery to remove their tumour. A blood test being trialled at more than 40 hospitals across Australia and New Zealand aims to detect […]

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Stressed about managing your child’s behaviour? Here are four things every parent should know

Published By   /  October 17, 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 Stressed about managing your child’s behaviour? Here are four things every parent should know

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Anthea Rhodes, Paediatrician and Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Health, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne Around one-quarter of Australian parents feel stressed by their child’s behaviour every day and more than one-third are overwhelmed by it. These are some of the findings released today from our […]

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Soft power goes hard: China’s economic interest in the Pacific comes with strings attached

Published By   /  October 17, 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 Soft power goes hard: China’s economic interest in the Pacific comes with strings attached

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By John Garrick, Senior Lecturer, Business Law, Charles Darwin University China’s economic expansion into the Pacific Islands region raises critical questions for both the islands and Australia. What happens if infrastructure loans by Chinese banks and authorised state enterprises to vulnerable Pacific Island nations cannot be repaid? What […]

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View from The Hill: How the government’s plan to oppose Hanson’s motion became a vote to support it

Published By   /  October 16, 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: How the government’s plan to oppose Hanson’s motion became a vote to support it

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra For Mathias Cormann, 2018 has been the annus horribilis. After emerging badly bruised from the leadership crisis, on Tuesday he took responsibility for the disastrous snafu over Pauline Hanson’s “It is OK to be white” motion. The government blames its […]

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Remembering Sidney Jeffryes and the darker side of our tales of Antarctic heroism

Published By   /  October 16, 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 Remembering Sidney Jeffryes and the darker side of our tales of Antarctic heroism

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Elizabeth Leane, Associate Professor of English and ARC Future Fellow, University of Tasmania Antarctica is famous for its survival stories, but one of the most compelling has languished in the shadows for over a century. An unmarked grave in the public cemetery at Ararat has been the […]

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Under the hammer: artwork by an algorithm is up for auction, so does that mean AI is now creative?

Published By   /  October 16, 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 Under the hammer: artwork by an algorithm is up for auction, so does that mean AI is now creative?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Sven Brodmerkel, Assistant Professor for Integrated Marketing Communications, Bond University A painting generated by artificial intelligence will go up for sale at auction later this month – raising again the question of whether a machine can be creative. The painting, called Edmond De Belamy, is estimated to […]

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Green light for Tasmanian wilderness tourism development defied expert advice

Published By   /  October 16, 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 Green light for Tasmanian wilderness tourism development defied expert advice

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Brendan Gogarty, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Tasmania The Commonwealth government’s decision to wave through a controversial tourism development in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area was made in defiance of strident opposition from the expert statutory advisory body for the region’s management, it was revealed […]

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