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Human Rights Observatory
By Jodi McAlister, Senior Lecturer in Writing, Literature and Culture, Deakin University
Kiley Reid’s follow-up to her Booker longlisted debut is a novel about money. But it’s most interesting when it explores the gap between our imagined selves and what our actions reveal.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Sarah Ann Wheeler, Professor in Water Economics, University of Adelaide
Alec Zuo, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Public Policy, University of Adelaide
Ying Xu, Research Fellow, School of Economics and Public Policy, University of Adelaide
A comprehensive review of research into the economic consequences of controversial water buybacks in the Murray-Darling Basin reveals many studies are of poor quality. Better standards are needed.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Erick Lundgren, Adjunct Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
Introduced water buffalo and camels trash native plants – don’t they? Our research shows megafauna herbivores have the same impact wherever they are.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Milad Haghani, Senior Lecturer of Urban Mobility, Public Safety & Disaster Risk, UNSW Sydney
Clara Zwack, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Swinburne University of Technology
The growing popularity of e-scooters has seen a surge in related injuries. They may not be more common than cycling injuries – but they may be more serious.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Nina Van Dyke, Principal Research Fellow and Associate Director, Mitchell Institute, Victoria University
Fiona MacDonald, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities, Victoria University
As children return to classrooms for 2024, school communities will be confronting bullying in person and via technology.

In-person bullying and cyberbullying affect significant numbers of children and young people in Australia and around the world.

The eSafety Commission recently…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Christine Peacock, Lecturer in Law, Federation University Australia
A buyer could have to pay GST on a ‘substantially renovated’ home, but there’s often uncertainty about whether a renovation counts as substantial or not. A simple test could resolve the issue.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Paul Moon, Professor of History, Auckland University of Technology
Decades of Treaty scholarship have failed to arrive at a consensus about its meaning and purpose. Dispensing with various mistaken interpretations would improve the chances of productive discussion.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Susan Carland, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) fellow, Monash University
Language has been dubbed “the covert operations of war”, such is the power it holds in shaping public opinion. Here’s what we found about the way Australian media has been framing the conflict.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Gemma Ware, Editor and Co-Host, The Conversation Weekly Podcast, The Conversation
Stephen Garnett takes us inside a scientific spat about how to govern the naming of new species. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Matthew Jordan, Associate Professor of Media Studies, Penn State
If the films of Norman Jewison, who died on Jan. 22, 2024, had a unifying theme, it was how his characters searched for meaning and questioned the rules of their worlds.

No matter the genre of the scores of films he directed – from “In the Heat of the Night” to “Fiddler on the Roof” – his characters grew by confronting their own biases and preconceptions, even if it meant sacrificing things they once held dear. (Full Story)

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