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Students using technology in the City Futures Lab at the School of Built Environment
July 15, 2024

Gubbi Gubbi manAssociate Professor Kevin Lowefrom the School of Education shares insights into the development of his project aimed at improving the education engagement of First Nations students. He unpacks certain systemic barriers (such as teacher capacity) and the strategies employed to overcome them (like cultural mentors).

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July 15, 2024

Following the success of the 15th International Congress of Mathematics, conference convenorProfessor Kim Beswickfrom the Gonski Institute for Education reflects on the day's highlights. She also unpacks the important role of events like ICME in fostering diverse perspectives and enhancing innovative thinking [segment starting 0:50:06].

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July 13, 2024

From stigmatised stereotypes to poor pay, a new Netflix docuseries has shone a light on the gruelling world of professional cheerleading.Associate Professor Emma Janefrom the School of Arts and the Media breaks down how these factors“contribute to making cheerleading more physically dangerous."

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July 13, 2024

Despite long social housing waitlists, new data has revealed that thousands of Melbourne homes sat completely empty or were barely used last year. Speaking to this issue,Dr Chris Martinfrom the City Futures Research Centre makes a case for implementing land tax to encourage greater housing supply and affordability.

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July 12, 2024

A new campaign calling for a national sexual offenders register has prompted questions around the efficacy of "public naming and shaming".Professor Michael Salterfrom the School of Social Sciences weighs up the potential benefits and risks, from a "counter-intuitive impact" to an "unjustified sense of security in the public.”

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July 11, 2024

Recent tests on wastewater have revealed a rise in the presence of methylamphetamine, cocaine and nicotine.Professor Alison Ritter from the Drug Policy Modelling Program explains what these results means for decision makers, particularly in identifying areas to target prevention and treatment activities.

ABC Melbourne
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July 10, 2024

A survey by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has found 26% of men aged between 18 and 45 have perpetrated sexual violence in their lifetime.Professor Michael Salter from the School of Social Sciences explains how insights gleaned from this data will inform future policymakers.

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July 09, 2024

What obligations do landlords have to provide comfortable conditions for their tenants?Dr Chris Martinfrom the City Futures Research Centre unpacks the minimum standards of "fit for habitation" rental properties, including examples of breaches and potential legal remedies.

ABC Newcastle
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July 09, 2024

Dr Chris Martinfrom the City Futures Research Centre weighs in on a new federal bill proposing a 10-year national housing and homelessness plan. He describes some of the complex challenges and the ways it could enhance future government decision-making processes and accountability [segment starting 40:18].

ABC Illawarra
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July 08, 2024

Four years on and the Culturally Nourishing Schooling project has been successfully cultivating cultural understanding through community immersion. Lead investigator and Gubbi Gubbi manAssociate Professor Kevin Lowefrom the School of Education details how the program is enriching the lives of educators and students alike.

The Educator
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July 07, 2024

What would a national truth-telling process mean for Australia? Gomeroi Professor Heidi Normanand Dr Anne Maree Payne from theSchool of Humanities & Languages share their research findings into the activities and processes of truth-telling, explaining how it's "not a panacea that will fix every problem facing Indigenous communities".

The Guardian
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July 07, 2024

Dr Miri Ravenfrom theSocial Policy Research Centre discusses the significance of a new international treaty introduced to prevent the for-profit piracy of traditional knowledge. She explains the scope of the treaty, its limitations, and the ethical implications for Indigenous People [segment starting 07:22].

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