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Recent articles in The Conversation by researchers in our Faculty include:

May 15, 2018

Homelessness: Australia's shameful story of policy complacency and failure continues

Cameron Parsell, Institute for Social Science Research


May 11, 2018

Criminals can’t easily edit their DNA out of forensic database

Caitlin Curtis, Centre for Policy Futures and colleague


May 3, 2018

DNA facial prediction could make protecting your privacy more difficult

Caitlin Curtis, Centre for Policy Futures and colleague


April 18, 2018

From ‘opening the kimono’ to ‘incentivizing’, the war against corporate buzzwords rages on

Roslyn PetelinSchool of Communication and Arts


April 10, 2018

Political interventions have undermined the parole system’s effectiveness and independence

Robin Fitzgerald, Shannon DoddSchool of Social Science and colleagues


March 29, 2018

Islamic State schooled children as soldiers – how can their ‘education’ be undone?

Tristan Dunning, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry and colleague


March 28, 2018

Queensland has saved a Hollywood blockbuster, but the local film industry is still missing out

Ella DonaldSchool of Communication and Arts


March 23, 2018

Low-paid ‘women’s work’: why early childhood educators are walking out

Karen ThorpeISSR and colleagues


March 22, 2018

A beginner’s guide to the foggy wilderness of ambient music

Lawrence EnglishSchool of Communication and Arts


March 19, 2018

Peter Dutton’s ‘fast track’ for white South African farmers is a throwback to a long, racist history

Jon PicciniSchool of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry


March 9, 2018

Weekly Dose: cocaine, the glamour drug of the ’70s, is making a comeback

Jason FerrisISSR and colleagues


March 5, 2018

The Vatican, the exorcists and the return of the Devil in a time of enchantment

Philip Almond, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry


February 22, 2018

The Winter Olympics reminds us of the value of learning a second language 

Simone Smala, School of Education


February 20, 2018

We won’t close the gap if the Commonwealth cuts off Indigenous housing support

Rhonda Phillips, ISSR and colleagues


February 16, 2018

When citizens set the budget: lessons from ancient Greece

David M Pritchard, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry/ Université de Strasbourg and colleague


February 7, 2018 

How to use critical thinking to spot false climate claims 

Peter Ellerton, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry


February 5, 2018 

Vice-chancellors’ salaries are just a symptom of what’s wrong with universities

Kristen Lyons, School of Social Science


January 31, 2018

Far from white-washing, ABC’s Monkey Magic remake takes us back to its cross-cultural roots

Rebecca Hausler, School of Languages and Cultures


January 17, 2018

When we needed a new word, Twitter gave us ‘milkshake duck’

Ros Petelin, School of Communication and Arts


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