Posts Tagged ‘school of social sciences’

Testing times: new research project looks at expectations in healthcare testing

Australians have high expectations of tests in healthcare. But are they higher than warranted? And are they impacting on healthcare expenditure? Importantly, what role do particular socio-cultural factors play in producing and sustaining expectations that may be higher than warranted by scientific evidence? How do different healthcare contexts shape the meanings attributed to tests—their perceived…

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PewDiePie, new media stars and the court of public opinion

Steven Roberts, Monash University and Marcus Maloney, Monash University PewDiePie is the username of the world’s most famous YouTube video blogger, 27-year-old Swede, Felix Kjellberg. PewDiePie’s vlogs, centred on his comedic video game commentaries, attract more than 53 million (mostly young) subscribers – more than any other YouTube channel. He was ranked by Forbes in…

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WA state election: Liberals’ deal with One Nation may come back to bite them

Narelle Miragliotta, Monash University Elections are colourful affairs, and the March 11 state election in Western Australia is no exception. What is bringing particular clamour to this election is the resurgence of One Nation. Pauline Hanson’s party has certainly made its presence felt. The party is contesting 35 of the state’s 59 Legislative Assembly seats,…

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Bernardi should have resigned his Senate seat: here’s why

Narelle Miragliotta, Monash University Senator Cory Bernardi’s decision to quit the Liberal Party comes as no surprise to most political observers. For quite some time, and certainly since Malcolm Turnbull’s elevation to the Liberal leadership, Bernardi’s resignation from the party was always a distinct possibility. However, his decision to quit the party without resigning from…

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Best PhD theses recognised

Monash University’s most outstanding PhD graduates have been honoured with the prestigious Mollie Holman Medals. The latest round of awards recognises the best PhD thesis in each faculty and the Monash Injury Research Institute, and take into account criteria such as the quality and scope of the research conducted, and the publications and patents that…

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What is academic history for?

By Paula Michaels Writing on Saturday in The Age, popular historian Paul Ham launched a frontal assault on “academic history” produced by university-based historians primarily for consumption by their professional peers. In his article, Ham muses on whether these writings ever “enlightened or defied anyone or just pinged the void of indifference” Lamenting its alleged inaccessibility…

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Australian Alumuni Excellence Award 2014

Neeti Aryal Khanal (MA Women’s Studies 2010) was recently awarded an Australian Alumni Excellence Award by Austrade. The award is given to those graduates of Australian universities who make outstanding contributions in thier home country. Neeti’s academic, activist and public intellectual contributions were recognised in this award: our sincere congratulations to her.    Read Neeti’s latest contribution…

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Equality Means Business? Governing Gender through Transnational Public-Private Partnerships

The new article by Professor Jacqui True and Professor Lisa Prugl (Graduate Institute for International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland) ABSTRACT From the World Bank’s ‘gender equality is smart economics’ to The Economist‘s ‘womenomics’ and Nike’s ‘girl effect’, feminism seems to have well and truly penetrated the business world. Government action on behalf of gender equality is well…

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Toyota names 2017 end, Australian car making to cease

By Rémy Davison Toyota’s announcement represents the end of automotive manufacturing in Australia. In less than 10 months, Ford, Holden and Toyota have decided to close down their car manufacturing operations, affecting thousands of jobs in Victoria and South Australia. If Toyota, the largest and the most efficient automotive producer in the world, cannot survive…

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