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‘Trust the science’ is not enough to shift the anti-vax dial
OPINION  2 Mar 2021

‘Trust the science’ is not enough to shift the anti-vax dial

Research at Charles Sturt University suggests a conceptual shift in communication strategies holds potential to improve public health through more directly and accurately addressing anti-vaccination concerns.

Communication and Creative Industries ILWS Society and Community

There are 2.5 million reasons to rethink our connection to wildlife
OPINION  2 Mar 2021

video-icon There are 2.5 million reasons to rethink our connection to wildlife

A Charles Sturt academic said there are now 2.5 million reasons to reaffirm our connection with wildlife ahead of World Wildlife Day on Wednesday 3 March.

Animal and Veterinary science Charles Sturt University ILWS

Indigenous recognition is a matter of political equality
OPINION  26 Feb 2021

Indigenous recognition is a matter of political equality

In this Conversation article, Professor Dominic O’Sullivan argues that the Commonwealth’s recent proposals for a Voice to Government have provided a new way of thinking about the meaning of political equality.

Indigenous Society and Community

Democracy will work better for everyone if all people have representation in government
OPINION  5 Feb 2021

Democracy will work better for everyone if all people have representation in government

Professor Dominic O’Sullivan argues that guaranteed Māori representation in local government will strengthen New Zealand’s democracy and bring councils into line with central government that has had Māori seats in parliament since 1867.

Indigenous International Law and Justice

Collaboration the key to securing future of universities
OPINION  27 Jan 2021

Collaboration the key to securing future of universities

Charles Sturt’s Acting Vice-Chancellor discusses some of the opportunities that lie ahead for the higher education sector and predicts more and more universities will steer towards some largely unexplored avenues of collaboration and diversification.

Charles Sturt University Research Teaching and Education

Racing a two-year-old horse is like racing a 13-year-old child
OPINION  22 Jan 2021

Racing a two-year-old horse is like racing a 13-year-old child

In the wake of one of the most anticipated horse races in Australia, a psychology academic from Charles Sturt argues why horse racing should be reformed so limited financial incentives are attached to racing two-year-old horses.

Animal and Veterinary science Psychology Society and Community

An anniversary of disaster: Psychological recovery and resilience after the 2019-2020 bushfires
OPINION  19 Jan 2021

An anniversary of disaster: Psychological recovery and resilience after the 2019-2020 bushfires

Charles Sturt Associate Professor Gene Hodgins looks at the psychology of recovering after a disaster, such as the Australian bushfires from one year ago.

Charles Sturt University Psychology

New book shows why Australia is not ‘one and free’ unless First Nations’ people share its sovereignty
OPINION  13 Jan 2021

New book shows why Australia is not ‘one and free’ unless First Nations’ people share its sovereignty

A new book by Professor Dominic O’Sullivan explores the topic of Indigenous recognition and explains why recognition can help societies to create a fairer political system.

Indigenous Research Society and Community

Has anything changed for those with disabilities during 2020?
OPINION  1 Dec 2020

Has anything changed for those with disabilities during 2020?

With International Day of People with Disability on Thursday 3 December, a Charles Sturt University academic with disabilities reflects on 2020 and asks whether anything has changed for those with a disability during COVID-19 lockdown restrictions?

Health Society and Community

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