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To serve and protect – keeping the basic promise in today’s law enforcement landscape

The nature of law enforcement is changing against a backdrop of globalisation and advanced technological enablement. Vulnerable communities are no longer restricted to postcodes, with the emergence of darknet markets and cryptocurrency broadening victim and criminal profiles, as well as blurring national and jurisdictional boundaries. As technology advances, crime rates appear to be keeping pace.…

22 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic


Addressing the decline in students from China

With its clean, liveable cities and a curriculum that caters to next generation industries, Australia is an attractive international study destination. However, a recent decline in students from China is beginning to spark concern among domestic universities and economists. “Historically, we have become accustomed to 10 percent per annum cumulative growth in the number of…

18 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Mining & Resources

Central Petroleum accelerating its penetration of the East Coast Gas Market

It has been an eventful half-year for Central Petroluem who have been kicking their developmental goals and setting lofty exploration targets for the quarter ahead. Most notably, the firm sold gas to the East Coast for the first time - a milestone which marks the pinnacle of a five-year effort to penetrate the gas market.…

17 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic


Increasing maternal awareness of DFM – a suitable stillbirth prevention measure?

A new program promoting maternal awareness of decreased fetal movement (DFM) during pregnancy is hoping to reduce the high and unwavering rates of stillbirth that exist in Australia and New Zealand. More than 2700 families directly experience stillbirth every year in these countries, a rate which has not improved in the last two decades. The…

11 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic


After the ATAR

The choices young people make upon completing mandatory education can profoundly influence their success in adult life. However, new research by post-school advice forum, Year13, has shown that many school-leavers are making misguided choices in this pivotal phase of their lives. The “After the ATAR” and “After the ATAR II” research reports reveal that 48 percent of youth…

10 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

NT mining and exploration – the impact of recent challenges and opportunities

Brian Fowler General Manager NT & Sustainability, Arafura Resources Brent Murdoch Director & General Manager, Vista Gold Australia     The March Quarter presented some promising expenditure figures for mineral exploration in the Northern Territory (NT). At $27million, the figures represent the strongest reported growth for the jurisdiction in more than five years, up 20…

3 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic


Project Independence – an innovative home ownership model

People with an intellectual disability have the lowest rate of homeownership in Australia but, until recently, they have largely been missed in conversations surrounding affordable housing. “When we talk about affordable housing in political discourse, what we’re often referring to is your typical, twenty-something-year-old couple looking to buy their first home. What’s often not taken…

26 Jun 2019, by Amy Sarcevic


How AUM Biosciences is improving drug availability and affordability worldwide

An award winning biotech startup, AUM Biosciences, is hoping to address the low returns on R&D investment that currently exist in oncology drug development - with an overarching mission to improve drug availability and affordability, worldwide. At present, one in ten oncology drugs make it to market. This puts pressure on valuable R&D dollars and…

25 Jun 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

How drones are helping to recruit STEM graduates into the Defence Force

Drone technology is helping to attract young people into the Defence force in an increasingly competitive STEM recruitment landscape. Much like the rest of the world, Australia is experiencing a shortage of STEM-qualified entrants into the - now heavily STEM-dominated - job market, and drones are helping to bridge this gap. Drones have reached an…

20 Jun 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Legal

How to avoid public disclosure of internal misconduct – insights from Professor AJ Brown

Earlier this month, Federal Police raided the home of Newscorp journalist Annika Smethurt following the publication of a leaked plan allegedly permitting governments to spy on Australians. The raid was reportedly the result of an act of internal whistleblowing. It follows two recent high-profile whistleblowing cases: that of David McBride, former Defence Force Lawyer, and Richard Boyle…

20 Jun 2019, by Amy Sarcevic
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