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With the right help, bears can recover from the torture of bile farming

Published By   /  October 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 With the right help, bears can recover from the torture of bile farming

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Edward Narayan, Senior Lecturer in Animal Science; Stress and Animal Welfare Biologist, Western Sydney University Bear bile farms, which exist in some Asian countries like Vietnam and China, are a terrible reality for Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus). The bears spend their lives confined in tiny steel […]

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Reimagining Sydney: this is what needs to be done to make a Central City CBD work

Published By   /  October 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 Reimagining Sydney: this is what needs to be done to make a Central City CBD work

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Tooran Alizadeh, Senior Lecturer, Director of Urban Design, University of Sydney Figure 1. Central City location map. Image: Jamie van Geldermalsen, Mile Ilija Barbaric, Rao Umair Afzaal, Kun Fan, Author provided In my article yesterday showing how far Greater Parramatta is from hosting one of three metropolitan […]

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Please don’t dismiss the PC inquiry into mental health as ‘just another inquiry’

Published By   /  October 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 Please don’t dismiss the PC inquiry into mental health as ‘just another inquiry’

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Allan Fels, Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne While chairing the National Mental Health Commission I pushed hard for an all-encompassing review of mental health, and I have welcomed the recent announcement that the Productivity Commission will conduct one. But I’ve been distressed to hear commentators dismiss it […]

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Grattan on Friday: Scott Morrison braces for judgement by Malcolm Turnbull’s old voters

Published By   /  October 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 Grattan on Friday: Scott Morrison braces for judgement by Malcolm Turnbull’s old voters

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra With a mix of gall and desperation, Scott Morrison appeals to the electors of Wentworth to vote for stability. He warns against sending the government into minority rule, forced to ignore the fact that if this happened the Liberals would […]

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How rare minerals form when meteorites slam into Earth

Published By   /  October 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 How rare minerals form when meteorites slam into Earth

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Nick Timms, Senior Lecturer, Curtin University The discovery of a rare mineral (reidite) at the Woodleigh meteorite impact structure in Western Australia was published this week by Curtin University honours student Morgan Cox and colleagues. Reidite – and other minerals – are sometimes formed when meteorites crash […]

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15% of students admit to buying essays. What can universities do about it?

Published By   /  October 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 15% of students admit to buying essays. What can universities do about it?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jedidiah Evans, Sessional Academic in English, Australian Catholic University New research on plagiarism at university has revealed students are surprisingly unconcerned about a practice known as “contract cheating”. The term “contract cheating” was coined in 2006, and describes students paying for completed assessments. At that time, concerns […]

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Criticism of Western Civilisation isn’t new, it was part of the Enlightenment

Published By   /  October 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 Criticism of Western Civilisation isn’t new, it was part of the Enlightenment

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Matthew Sharpe, Associate Professor in Philosophy, Deakin University The duelling sides in today’s cultural wars about “Western civilization” are united in one thing, at least – each is inclined to gloss over the extent to which “Western civilisation” has always been deeply complex and divided. The fact […]

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Calculating the odds of a Trump impeachment: don’t bet the house on it

Published By   /  October 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 Calculating the odds of a Trump impeachment: don’t bet the house on it

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Tim Trudgian, ARC Future Fellow, School of PEMS, UNSW What are the chances of US President Donald Trump being removed from office if the Democrats do retake the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, or at least make significant gains? These days, you can bet […]

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More than a habit? When to worry about nail biting, skin picking and other body-focused repetitive behaviours

Published By   /  October 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 More than a habit? When to worry about nail biting, skin picking and other body-focused repetitive behaviours

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Imogen Rehm, Lecturer (Early Career Development Fellow) / Psychologist, RMIT University Nail-biting, nose-picking, mouth-chewing, skin-picking, hair-pulling – we all do some of them, some of the time. Some normal grooming behaviours help maintain good hygiene (such as picking at a dirty finger nail) and appearance (plucking that […]

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How to make work menopause-friendly: don’t think of it as a problem to be managed

Published By   /  October 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 How to make work menopause-friendly: don’t think of it as a problem to be managed

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Kathleen Riach, Associate Professor in Management, Monash University For many, menopause conjures up feelings of embarrassment, hot flushes, mood swings and sleep disturbance. It doesn’t usually conjure up thoughts about the workplace. Yet menopause at work is fast becoming a target of government and organisational concern. Read […]

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