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New plagiarism tool developed by educators

Text-matching software for detecting and preventing plagiarism is nothing new, but new software released by Swedish start-up Urkund in partnership with Androgogic promises to up the ante. In a world increasingly full of “copy and paste” and students paying for ...

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That’s doctor of heavy metal, sir

Even though the heavy metal music industry is a money-making machine and the fastest growing music genre in the world, it hasn’t been seen as a topic of serious academic inquiry in Australia. Until now. Last week the University of ...

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Dispelling the myths of the Ramsay Centre

Established in March 2017 through a bequest by the Ramsay Foundation, the Ramsay Centre’s objective is to reinvigorate the study of Western civilisation in Australia. The Centre aims to have its program taught in two to three universities initially, mainly ...

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Roundup debate hits Australia

This week several Sydney councils decided they would review the use of the weedkiller Roundup, which contains the hotly debated chemical glyphosate. Two Australian law firms – including Maurice Blackburn – are investigating the potential for a class lawsuit against ...

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ANU hack points to troubling year ahead

A trove of personal data held at one of Australia’s premier universities has been accessed by a “sophisticated operator”, signalling troubling times ahead for data security. According to a statement issued by Australia National University’s Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt, the ...

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