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RESEARCH
 From biological to cultural diversity

From biological to cultural diversity

'Fighting' for a PhD, for most candidates, is a metaphor. For Dr Paul Mason in the Department of Anthropology, it was an everyday experience of fieldwork in Indonesia and Brazil. Paul’s research into rituals of combat-dancing took him from the highlands of West Sumatra to the shanty towns of Brazil, and he took anthropology to the limits by actually participating in the combat-dancing rit...

FEATURES
 Following the money trail

Following the money trail

Macquarie University graduate Stephen Dametto is indeed following the money trail. But it’s not what you think. Mr Dametto leads the Australian Federal Police’s Terrorism Financing Investigations Unit (TFIU), a multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency team that includes the police, financial investigators and financial analysts. The unit does the vital work of advancing Australia’s counter-ter...