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Monash node part of $46M national research centre to explore Australia’s deep history for our future

The world’s oldest living culture and Australia’s unique environmental history are the focus of a new national research centre, with Monash University taking a leading role in Victoria

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Exploring ethical futures through the dark lens of dystopia

More than simply a thought-provoking genre of literature, the dark creations of writers of dystopian fiction give us the opportunity to reflect on the present and the future.

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Why exploitation and corruption continue to dog Australia’s VET sector

By Peter Hurley. Australia’s VET system has been in an uphill battle with reforms that have led to lower-quality training and misappropriation of resources. Joe Castro/AAP. Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) is

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Census 2016 shows Australia’s changing religious profile, with more ‘nones’ than Catholics

Every five years the census asks Australians: “What is your religion?”. Ten tick-box responses are provided, along with the option to write in some other response.

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Why is there so little space for women in jazz music?

Female singers from Nina Simone to Kate Ceberano are some of the most recognisable and celebrated jazz performers. Yet across the Australian jazz industry, women are disturbingly under-represented.

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Philanthropy is funding serious journalism in the US, it could work for Australia too

Non-profit investigative journalism centres have invigorated watchdog reporting in the United States over the past decade, a period commonly associated with despair over the state of serious journalism. My research attributes a sharp increase in the

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Here’s one to gymnologize over: the case for bringing back snollygostery, trumpery and humbuggery

Words and expressions come and go. Sometimes you can understand why they don’t linger. It’s hard to imagine there was ever much call for peristeronic, “suggestive of pigeons” – and there’s no evidence that gymnologize, &

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Monash University student Christiane Barro shortlisted for Walkley Award

Monash University Journalism student Christiane Barro has been shortlisted for the 

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