China recognises over 50 minority languages spoken by millions of the nation’s people, with each unrelated to Mandarin. Government policies designed to support those languages – such as installing bilingual street signs in areas where those languages are spoken widely – have been implemented with varying degrees of success.
Ashraful Alam, a final year Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography and Planning, knows that migrants and their stories are often lost when they are reduced to the ‘slum dweller’ stereotype.
Facial Tumours aren’t the only transmissible disease impacting on Tasmanian Devils. Associate Professor Michelle Power and her team have been investigating the ecosystem of microbes devils carry around with them.
Resource security is a grave concern not just for burgeoning economies like India and China but also for developed regions like the EU, USA and Australia.
Due to increase in the cross-cultural diversity within the auditing profession and globalisation of accounting firms, auditing standard setters and practitioners have emphasised on the need of understanding cultural influences on auditing, especially in non-Anglo-American contexts.
Australian universities have 65,000 Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates in 2015. As high as one-third of doctoral candidates feel isolated or lack a sense of belonging to the wider research community.
Living in Australia for an extended period of time offers opportunities for language learning, skills acquisition, and cultural exchange. In 2015, over 14,000 young German nationals embarked on a work and travel gap year, constituting the largest group of working holidaymakers from a non-English speaking background.
Environmental crime, such as pollution or clearing native vegetation without approval, is a relatively new area of criminal law. It has unique characteristics which can lead to punishments that don’t fit the crime. An important question for governments around the world is how to design laws that target environmental crime effectively.
How do we know when things happened in the distant past? One researcher at MQ is doing some groundbreaking research for her PhD to find out. Combining her twin passions for archaeology and physics, Lyndelle Webster is using both radiocarbon (C14) and Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) to date organic remains and pottery at the site of Tel Azekah in Israel. In doing so, she expects to solve some long-standing chronological problems that affect much of the region of southwest Israel during the 2nd and 1st millenia BCE.
Diamonds are produced in the mantle by super-high pressure which can be reached only under the very thick continents. The more ancient the continent, the more thicker the lithosphere and the more chances to have diamonds there.