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Jarrah forest resists changes in climate

Monday, 15 December 2014

A long-term study into jarrah forest (Eucalyptus marginata) establishment at restored mine sites has found that they are in fact resistant to climate variability.

Debbie Barwick, Chairperson of the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (NSWICC)

Call for Government funded Indigenous business bodies

Monday, 15 December 2014

Indigenous leaders have called for the federal government to direct funding towards peak Indigenous business bodies.

New ecotourism degree at UWA Albany

Thursday, 11 December 2014

A surge in interest in nature-based tourism has led The University of Western Australia to develop a Master of Ecotourism degree.  Unique to UWA Albany, it will be the only postgraduate course of its kind available in Western Australia.

Ramon Wenzel

Not-for-profit sector must invest more in professional development

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The not-for-profit (NFP) sector's lack of investment in employee professional development is limiting staff capacity and calling the sector's long-term viability into question, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia Business School's Centre for Social Impact.

Debbie Barwick

Call for government funded Indigenous business bodies

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Indigenous leaders speaking at a high level conference earlier this week called for the federal government to direct funding towards peak Indigenous business bodies.

Renewable energy vehicle fast-charging station launch

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The UWA Renewable Energy Vehicle (REV) Project is launching Australia's first commercial, combined charging standard, fast-charging station which has been installed by the REV Project at The University of Western Australia's campus, near the University Club.

Ben Wyatt MLA

Remove Aboriginal reliance on government: Wyatt

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Ben Wyatt has argued that Indigenous communities must reduce their reliance on government.

Asian Studies - Hong Kong

UWA Vice-Chancellor awards personal chairs in Asian studies

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson marked the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts building and the university's ongoing commitment to research collaboration and wider engagement in the region by awarding three ‘personal chairs' in Asian Studies to senior staff. The positions highlight the significance of Australia's relationship with Indonesia, Japan and Korea.

Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall with students

UWA Confucius Institute wins global award

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia (UWACI) has received global recognition for its success in teaching Chinese language and cross-cultural understanding in Western Australia.

Some of the Senkaku islets

Chinese public has no appetite for Senkakus fight: poll

Monday, 8 December 2014

By Ben Dooley Japan Times

BEIJING - A majority of Chinese citizens believe the United Nations, not the battlefield, is the proper venue for settling their country's maritime disputes with Japan, according to a first-of-its-kind opinion poll released last week.