One of the most prominent roles of the media is representation. In particular, the action of speaking on behalf of a certain section of society, portraying them in a specific way.
Amid talk of reforming the higher education sector in Australia, the significant role that research plays in the way tertiary institutions work cannot be overlooked.
During the mid-1950s, 130 Warlpiri people – the traditional owners of the vast Tanami Desert, north-west of Alice Springs – were forcibly removed from their land and relocated to a new government settlement.
The rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in vast swathes of territories in Syria and Iraq – and the US-led military response to it – has introduced another complex dimension to an oil-rich but already volatile Middle East.
You would expect women to flourish in medicine. Since 1996, women have outnumbered men in Australian medical schools.
There have been two different phases in the relatively short history of digital photography.
Most correctional authorities see gangs as disruptive and detrimental to the smooth running of penal institutions, so considering whether gangs should be involved in prison management seems almost absurd.
It has been one year since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula, the naval fortress and resort ground of Russian Tzars and Soviet dictators.
Much media attention is being given to the rising toll of methamphetamine-related harm in Australia, fuelled by the increased availability and use of high purity crystalline methamphetamine (crystal meth or ice).
Natural disasters damage and destroy homes and land vital to people’s livelihoods, as well as killing owners and destroying land records.
Many millions of people throughout the world have illegally downloaded the fifth season of Game of Thrones. Legally speaking, what they have done is a violation of intellectual property rights, or ‘piracy’. But is it morally wrong?
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in Australia. In 2012, more than 43,000 Australians died from it.
In September, there was another very public case of a journal article being retracted as a result of academic misconduct.
Does it require great leadership to win an election? Or does great leadership become apparent only when one wins an election?
If Skynet of The Terminator movies is going to exterminate us, then it seems pretty tame - if not pointless - to start discussing regulation and liability.
It started out as a research project during his studies at ANU but it has taken Dr John Carty, PhD ’12 into the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.