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.
An innovative research collaboration between human geographers and Yolngu women as part of Bawaka Country in north east Arnhem Land – celebrating the awarding of Laklak Burarrwanga’s honorary doctorate.
Human-Animal Studies (HAS) is a rapidly growing field worldwide in which researchers from a range of disciplines explore our complex relationship with the animal world, both now and in the past.
Learning music is associated with many things, but until recently it wasn’t correlated with statistical ability. Dr Pragati R Mandikal Vasuki has been teasing out the exact nature of this correlation and what it might mean.
The question of whether swearing in public should be a criminal offence was highlighted recently by a Sydney Local Court decision in dismissed three offensive language charges. These offensive language crimes are broadly drafted provisions that allow police and judicial officers significant discretion in policing and adjudicating offensiveness.
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.
Over the first two weeks in October 2016, Dr Vijaya Nagarajan and Dr Archana Parashar were at NALSAR University of Law in India as part of the Government of India’s Global Initiative of Academic Networks. This network is aimed at bringing internationally recognized academics to Indian universities for collaborative research and to accelerate the pace of reform.
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.