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Widodo’s regret for historic atrocities of little value while armed forces act with impunity

Widodo’s regret for historic atrocities of little value while armed forces act with impunity

It took Indonesian president Joko Widodo nearly a decade to make good on his 2014 election promise to address the nation’s historic gross human abuses – most of them the bloody work of the police and the military.  Last week he listed 12 of the historic atrocities that have blighted the nation’s human rights record. …read more

Three things regional Australia badly needs

Three things regional Australia badly needs

Increasing numbers of Australians are leaving the nation’s capital cities and moving to the regions, encouraged by proliferating work-from-home options and the digital wave revolutionising healthcare and education. The shift has slowed since the peak of the pandemic, yet the push is still there, raising questions of how rural Australia will cope with an inflow of …read more

Medical services take a leap into remote areas

Medical services take a leap into remote areas

The worldwide convulsions of the Covid pandemic focused attention on health management and health logistics – particularly on the knotty problems of providing for those unable or unwilling to visit health professionals in person. Expanding fast into this field is Glenn McKay’s Medical Rescue Group, which provides a range of medical and evacuation services to Australians …read more

James Rigby was an inaugural Ramsay postgraduate scholar

James Rigby was an inaugural Ramsay postgraduate scholar

With bachelor’s degrees in law and economics from the University of Queensland and a University medal under his belt, James Rigby looked further afield for his postgraduate study, choosing a Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford University as the course that best suited his interests. Recognised as one of the world’s leading master’s degrees in common …read more

Hiring more women is one answer to the employment crunch

Hiring more women is one answer to the employment crunch

Australia’s male-dominated supply chain and logistics industry is currently dealing with a workforce crunch exacerbated by limited range of a large proportion of the workers: mostly aging men. Hermione Parsons, appointed Australian Logistics Council chief executive officer four months ago, is working hard to drag the industry into the modern age. She is gathering a team …read more

Cuie Wen of RMIT moved from aeronautics to biomedical technology

Cuie Wen of RMIT moved from aeronautics to biomedical technology

A much-awarded bio-materials scientist and a leader in the field of bio-medical technology, Cuie Wen began her academic career at the institution then called the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, but she long ago shifted her gaze from aeroplanes to the human body. Now a professor of bio-materials engineering at RMIT, she says that as …read more

UNSW’s Evatt Hawkes is using new technology to decarbonise our world

UNSW’s Evatt Hawkes is using new technology to decarbonise our world

Evatt Hawkes has turned his childhood pyromania to good account – investigating fire and combustion at an elevated level of science. Now a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of NSW, he uses computational modelling to further the global understanding of combustion in renewable energy technology.

Sydney Uni’s Edward Holmes made the critical move as Covid hit

Sydney Uni’s Edward Holmes made the critical move as Covid hit

With the world’s first public post of the Covid-19 genome sequence in January 2020, Eddie Holmes launched a global avalanche of scientific endeavour and cooperation as nations everywhere rushed to come to grips with a pandemic that has so far killed at least 6.5 million people. The Sydney University biologist had been working on a project …read more

ECU’s Luke Hopper learns how to reduce injuries suffered by dancers

ECU’s Luke Hopper learns how to reduce injuries suffered by dancers

Luke Hopper uses sophisticated motion capture technology to better understand the biomechanics of dance and to tailor advice to dancers in order to help them limit their injuries. Originally developed for clinically analysing the way US children with cerebral palsy walk, and later perfected for use in films such as Titanic and Lord of the Rings, …read more

Chris Turney probes past times to cast light on the present

Chris Turney probes past times to cast light on the present

Christian Turney is fascinated by the fertile interactions of disciplines and sectors in the overlapping fringes of academic fields and specialties where ideas are born. An earth scientist by training and a leader in the field of archeology, Turney has turned his hand to wildly different projects: from carbon dating the fossil ‘hobbits’ of Indonesia’s Flores, …read more