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Research challenges boat turn–back policy

Research by The University of Queensland's Migrant Smuggling Working Group shows that Australia's policy to turn-back boats does little to combat migrant smuggling, violates international obligations and ...

Mar 13, 2015
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Call to better manage Australia's hidden water

Two of Australia's leading water scientists have called on the Federal Government not to overlook the nation's greatest natural resource – our vast reserves of underground fresh water – in developing a new national water ...

Mar 09, 2015
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Ferns may hold key to land rehabilitation

Ferns may have potential in rehabilitating land following work by WA researchers who investigated how ferns are able to survive in semi-arid environments of Australia.

Mar 06, 2015
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Music festivals go cleaner, greener

Every summer, tens of thousands of people across Australia revel in live outdoor music, staying for a day or pitching their tents for a weekend. When the music dies, however, what's left may be less appealing ...

Mar 03, 2015
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