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Academic seeks release of palace letters

The High Court will be asked on Friday to hear the case of an academic seeking the release of the so-called “palace letters” between the Queen and the former governor-general who played a crucial role in Gough Whitlam’s dismissal. Historian ...

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On the move: August

FOR THE KIDS The former pro-vice-chancellor (health) and current research professor at Griffith’s School of Medicine has been appointed chair of the Children’s Health Research Alliance. Professor Allan Cripps has been well recognised for his contributions to science and research, ...

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Platypus decline underestimated: study

The decline in platypus numbers has likely been underestimated, according to research from the University of NSW. The study, which examined data on the species from the past 258 years and compared it with recent data, was published in Global ...

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Should Australians need a licence to parent?

Parental licensing has long been mulled over by academic philosophers and political scientists, but a social work researcher says the idea is fraught with problems. James Cook University’s Dr Frank Ainsworth reviewed international studies on parental licensing – the idea ...

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