UWA Business School International expert on global strategic management, strategic planning and entrepreneurship for growth, Peter Lorange, told Western Australian university executives and industry representatives at a recent Leaders Luncheon that there is still a pessimistic attitude throughout the world as a result of the global financial crisis.
In the literary world, it was an accepted assumption that the 1970s was a time of unprecedented growth in homegrown Australian fiction. And everybody was reading and talking about books by young Australian women.
But it was not until recently that a researcher was able to measure just how many novels were published in that decade, and she found that there had been a decline in novels by Australian writers overall, but confirmed an increase in women's novels.
Three world-leading scientists from The University of Western Australia have joined a global first scientific Cluster to assist industry in accelerating the search for new minerals to keep up with rising demand for Australian metals.