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Megafauna

Humans caused Australia’s megafaunal extinction

New international research led by Monash University has found that humans – and not climate – caused Australia’s Pleistocene megafaunal extinction.

Science

Who will keep predatory science journals at bay now that Jeffrey Beall’s blog is gone?

For aficionados of bad science, the blog of University of Colorado librarian Jeffrey Beall was essential reading. Beall’s blog charted the murky world of predatory and vanity academic publishers, many of which charge excessive fees for publishing

Science

Challenges facing Trump

Monash University Research Fellow, Dr Matthew Laing, currently in the United States has forthright views (see below) on the challenges facing incoming President Donald Trump.

Monash congratulates first round offer recipients

Monash University today congratulates the 9,760 students granted a first round offer to study at the University in 2017.

University news

The Contagion Effect: how bribery and corruption spreads

Bribery is a stubborn scourge in many countries that undermines economies and promulgates inequality. It persists despite the usual response of applying tough sanctions against both the officials who accept bribes and those who offer them. Is

Law

Turnbull makes a good start on expenses, but needs to go further

It is regrettable that the path leading to the establishment of an independent body to oversee the work-related expenses of parliamentarians has been so tortuous.

Politics

Brexit, Trump and the TPP mean Australia should pursue more bilateral trade agreements

Brexit, Trump’s protectionist agenda and the debacle of getting everyone to ratify the unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are all a global trend towards bilateral trade agreements.

Business

Five things to consider when designing a policy to measure research impact

This year will see the Australian government pilot new ways to measure the impact of university research. As recommended by the Watt Review, the Engagement and Impact Assessment will encourage universities to ensure academic research produces wider

Research