The French Revolution, the end of World War II, the death of Princess Diana - all events in history characterised by towering emotion. Are the same emotions felt by people across the globe and across the centuries? How do emotions change over time? To what extent do emotions influence social, political and economic development?
After nearly 20 years teaching at The University of Western Australia Business School, Winthrop Professor John Taplin will retire at the end of the year. In part one of our exclusive interview, Taplin reflected on his academic achievements. Now, in part two, he recalls the building of the Mandurah railway line and argues that a CBD congestion charge is inevitable for Perth. Building the Mandurah railway
After nearly 20 years teaching at The University of Western Australia Business School, Winthrop Professor John Taplin will retire at the end of the year. That doesn't, however, mean that he'll be retiring to a quiet life. From the beginning of 2011, John will take up the position of emeritus professor, and here he talks candidly about his time at UWA, his work in the area of transport and the challenges of initiating the Mandurah railway line.
A Bachelor of Social Work graduate from The University of Western Australia has won the 2010 Social Worker of the Year Award for her efforts in helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children find a safe home when they are unable to live with their families.