Christina Lee, a third-year Law and Arts (Human Rights) student, has already experienced the power of university students to change the world.
We have many terrific stories to share with you in this edition, which is back to the standard format. The February edition, a special for the opening of the Kambri precinct, featured two covers – a first for Reporter. Clearly you liked the way we changed the magazine – it ‘sold out’!
Associate Professor Seth Lazar was an avid travel and portrait photographer before coming to Australia. Here, trips to the bush, with crisp air and clear skies allowed him to explore a different and magical subject – the night sky. Adam Spence reports.
The Hayne Royal Commission Report recommends, among other things, that regulators, banks, superannuation and financial services entities make organisational changes to reduce the risks of misconduct and unethical behaviour. Specific recommendations include ‘building cultures that reduce the risk of misconduct’ and changes to remuneration practices to focus more on behaviours and not just results.
In the Australian debate about the priority to be given to the economic relationship with China versus the national security risks of that rising power, there is a strange silence about the stark difference in values between our two countries.
Former political journalist Mark Kenny has become a Senior Fellow at the Australian Studies Institute. But he still goes to Question Time. He spoke to Ross Peake about his new role.
Jochen Prantl is researching how countries can wield influence on the UN Security Council.
Indonesian tradition would never have allowed Tony, a Briton, to marry Yohanni, who is a Mingangkabau. Adam Spence reports.
ANU scientists are working with space technology to predict droughts months in advance. Will Wright reports.
A chance find of a language fragment buried in archives of a family farm sheds light on a forgotten Indigenous language. Jane Faure-Brac reports on how the find is emblematic of the United Nation’s Year of Indigenous Languages.
A researcher has made a remarkable discovery about a group of lizards living in the Andes. Jess Fagan reports.
A refugee camp is not the easiest place to conduct field research, but when you are exploring how best to protect children during their migration journey, that is where the need is greatest. Olivia Wenholz reports.
ANU archaeologists have uncovered the earliest unambiguous evidence of ritual activity in the Torres Strait. Evana Ho reports.
PhD scholar Ilya Bobrovskiy has already revealed the earliest known animal, but you can expect some more big discoveries from this young scientist. Will Wright reports.
This artist asks questions by using burnt flags and restitched work wear. Anne-Marie Jean reports.
Many words have historically been used to describe a cook, as Australian National Dictionary editor Dr Amanda Laugesen, BA (Hons) ’97, PhD ’01 explains.
The best known research of Dr Vanessa Pirotta, BSc ’10, is the use of drones to collect whale snot for an assessment of whale health.
Australian musician, environmental campaigner and former Cabinet Minister Peter Garrett AM was awarded an Honorary Doctorate earlier this year. Here is the speech he delivered at the conferral ceremony.
Sex-selective abortion has been the subject of vigorous debate around the world, as Elouise Ball reports.
If you enjoy your next visit to the Museum of Australian Democracy, the person to thank is Katrina Power, BA (Art History and Curatorship) (Hons) ’97.
Biomedical Engineer Dr Kiara Bruggeman, PhD ’17, has developed a new type of hydrogel, a material that mimics healthy brain tissue. This new technology could be used in stroke patients to administer drugs directly to the damaged area of the brain. These drugs have traditionally been administered by a permanent needle or canula, which the brain doesn’t recognise. By mimicking healthy brain tissue, the hydrogel allows the drugs to be readily accepted by the brain. Here’s a day in her life.