Two generations on from the end of the White Australia policy, the capacity for race to influence electoral politics remains. But the impacts are complex and run in several directions. As Juliet Pietsch explains, economic and cultural insecurities are at play, and are not limited to White Australians only. Shamit Saggar
I am the new Director of The University of Western Australia Public Policy Institute.
This is the first Director’s blog, a series in which I lay out thoughts, reflections and suggestions on two themes: the way we do public policy (or how) and the substance of policy in different areas (or what). Leading UWA PPI provides me with a unique platform to add my thoughts and, hopefully, to stimulate others. We exist to champion evidence-based public policy to drive better solutions and outcomes.
To celebrate the relationship between today’s students and graduates from earlier days, Guild President Conrad Hogg and the Warden of Convocation Doug McGhie planted a white flowering jacaranda on Convocation Walk, east side of James Oval, on this year’s annual Convocation Day.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Stanford University have confirmed eco-labels on seafood are a trusted way for consumers to ensure they are buying sustainable seafood products and also encourage the seafood industry to be more sustainable.
The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education celebrated the success of Next Gen Resources, a team of four UWA Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible students who were recently awarded first place at the seventh annual Schulich International Case Competition on 23 February 2019, held at the Schulich School of Business, Toronto, Canada.
Last week, the Sea Around Us – Indian Ocean in the School of Biological Sciences, supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Forrest Research Foundation hosted the globally renowned fisheries economist, Professor Rashid Sumaila for a scholarly visit, a Master Class in fisheries economics and a Public Lecture.
The University of Western Australia is hosting three international researchers, two from Myanmar and one from the Philippines, in partnership with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
An international team of researchers including The University of Western Australia and China’s Central South University of Forestry and Technology has discovered that female golden snub-nosed monkeys in China are happy to feed other monkeys’ offspring.
A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has provided compelling evidence that congenital/early cortical blindness – that is when people are blind from birth or shortly after - is protective against schizophrenia.