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Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Rally party in France. She is standing behind a podium and there is a French flag in the background.
01
Jul
2024

Far-right National Rally party unlikely to form government in France

Despite Marine Le Pen's far-right party leading the polls in the first round of the French snap parliamentary elections with 34…

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20
Jun
2024

Surf’s up: Australia’s breaks inject almost $3 billion into the economy each year

It’s no secret Aussies love to surf. It’s one of our favourite pastimes, but it turns out riding the perfect wave offers more…

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03
May
2024

Power to the people: Aussies expect more from their local leaders

About two-thirds of Australians believe local governments should have more power than they currently do, according to a new…

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ANU Associate Professor Julie Smith is wearing a black blazer and a scarf.
02
May
2024

‘Health for all’: A proposal to recognise breastfeeding as a carbon offset

Today, The Australian National University (ANU) joined hands with FHI 360, Alive & Thrive East Asia Pacific, along with The…

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09
Apr
2024

ANU to lead national consultation on Australians’ view on security

The National Security College at The Australian National University (ANU) will lead an ambitious whole-of-nation consultation on…

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27
Mar
2024

New ANU institute to advance First Nations gender equality

A new institute at The Australian National University (ANU) will advance the voices of First Nations women and girls and help…

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A woman with short black hair wearing a pink blazer speaks at a lectern.
26
Mar
2024

‘Structural and significant’: Australia’s long journey to reach gender equality

High rates of violence, a growing gender pay gap and public attitudes are still just some of the many challenges Australia faces…

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Professor David Lindenmayer from ANU surrounded by trees and tall grass
22
Jan
2024

Prescribed burning could be making Aussie forests more flammable

Disturbing natural forests with activities such as logging and prescribed burning can make them more flammable, landmark research…

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a flooded road in Queensland with a give way sign sticking out from the water
11
Jan
2024

Record heat in 2023 worsened global droughts, floods and wildfires

Record heat across the world profoundly impacted the global water cycle in 2023, contributing to severe storms, floods,…

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Powerlines across a cloudy sky and a converted shearing shed into a house in Canberra, ACT
11
Jan
2024

Remote Aussies don’t have equal access to household electricity protections

Remote and Indigenous communities’ power connections are more vulnerable compared to their regional and metropolitan counterparts…

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28
Nov
2023

Voters rejected Voice due to fears of division: ANU study

Two-in-three Australians, 66.1 per cent, who voted ‘no’ to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament said they…

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An painting of the Aboriginal flag opposite Old Parliament House, Canberra.
28
Nov
2023

Vast majority of voters still think First Nations Australians should have a voice

Almost nine-in-10 voters, 87 per cent, think First Nations Australians should have a voice or say over matters that affect them,…

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15
Nov
2023

Cost of living pressures sees social cohesion hit record low

Financial and cost-of-living pressures are among the top issues impacting Australians' sense of belonging, pride and social…

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31
Oct
2023

Satisfaction with democracy on the decline

Australians' satisfaction with democracy remains high, but has declined over the last two decades, new research from The…

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16
May
2023

Broken First Nations' water ownership model needs repair

Why Australia needs to urgently improve First Nations peoples' access, control and say over water to improve their health,…

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21
Mar
2023

Climate change worsening, but we have the means to act

Climate change impacts are larger, more rapid and worse than previous estimates, but humanity has the means to tackle the problem…

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24
Feb
2023

Working women more educated but not more respected

Young Australian women are still fighting for equal pay, respect and opportunities in the workforce, according to a new report…

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22
Feb
2023

ANU experts on first anniversary of Russia-Ukraine war

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, The Australian National University (ANU) has experts…

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07
Dec
2022

Making sense of national security

The 2022 Order of Australia Lecture The Australian National University/Order of Australia Association Professor Rory Medcalf AM,…

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05
Dec
2022

‘Seismic shift’ from major parties defines 2022 election

Almost one in three voters cast their ballot for minor parties or independent candidates in the 2022 federal election, the…

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