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Staff News

Number 09/06

2 June 2006

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Macquarie’s Labour-Management Studies Foundation has arranged a special discounted rate of $1350, including GST, for Macquarie University staff and students to attend the 18th Women, Management and Employment Relations Conference on workplace relations, negotiation and equal opportunity.

This high profile conference attracts up to 200 participants from public and private sectors. It provides an annual audit of the key issues confronting women in the workplace.

Themes of the 2006 conference include:

  • Employment relations
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Age discrimination.

Topics for discussion will include new directions in employment relations, negotiating in a tough world, discrimination, bridging the age gap, women breaking through, managing distress at work and winning ways to corporate success.

All sessions are interactive and will explore practical solutions to issues.

The keynote address will be by Senator the Hon. Helen Coonan. The dinner address will be delivered by Ann Sherry, AO, Westpac Banking Corporation.

Other leading speakers include:

  • Cath Bowtell, ACTU
  • Christine Charles, Newmont Australia
  • Brigadier Elizabeth Cosson, CSC, Australian Defence Force
  • Pru Goward, Sex Discrimination Commissioner
  • Brian Hartzer, ANZ
  • Dr Nicole Highet, beyondblue
  • Professor Mara Olekalns, University of Melbourne
  • Heather Ridout, Australian Industry Group
  • Captain Debbie Slade, Qantas.

Further information: download a brochure from:

Contact: Pam Morpeth
Telephone: +61 2 9850 8985

Pam Morpeth
Labour-Management Studies Foundation

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In this public lecture, Executive Director of the Australia Institute, Dr Clive Hamilton, will consider the secret lobbying and the manipulation of vital information in Canberra that influence Australia's position on climate change, including the role of the 'greenhouse mafia' of business lobbyists, the gagging of climate scientists and the misuse of economic modelling.

The Milthorpe Lecture at Macquarie is one of three activities supporting the Milthorpe Fund in memory of the late Professor Fred Milthorpe, Chair of Biology at Macquarie University from 1967–1982. The other two activities are the Milthorpe Award which assists graduate students to visit other universities and attend international conferences, and the Milthorpe Prize for excellence in third year plant biology.

The first speaker in the Milthorpe lecture series was Professor David Suzuki in 1989, and since then speakers have included Professor Paul Ehrlich, Sir Ninian Stephen, Mr Neville Wran, Dr Bob Brown, Professor Michael Archer, Senator John Faulkner, and Dr Richard Jefferson.

All welcome.

Location: Building E7B, Theatre 3
Date: 8 June, 1.00pm–2.00pm
Further information: Associate Professor Brian Atwell
Telephone: (02) 9850 8224

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Dr Robert Linder is University Distinguished Professor of History at Kansas State University and Robert Menzies College Visiting Academic Fellow for 2006.

Dr Linder will speak on Reluctant Warriors: Australian Evangelical Christians in World War II, 1939-1945.

All welcome.

Venue: Trinity Chapel and Conference Centre, Robert Menzies College
Date: Thursday 8 June, 7.30 pm
Telephone: 9936 6052

Amanda Lau
Robert Menzies College

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Alex Low, the Head of Business Law, sadly passed away on Tuesday 16 May. He had been unwell for a number of months and went into hospital on 7 May 2006 for emergency surgery from which he did not recover.

Alex will be sadly missed by all his colleagues in the Department for a long time to come.

He was a highly respected, experienced, and long standing member of the Department of Business Law having joined Macquarie University in 1990. He was a most valuable colleague who demonstrated the rare leadership quality of courage and supported his colleagues even at tremendous cost to his own career.

As a teacher, Alex was unique. He had a remarkable ability to exact high standards from, yet relate closely and personally to, his diverse student body. He taught postgraduate students from various disciplines, including Master of Commercial Law students, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Certificate and Masters students, and undergraduate students from law, accounting and commerce, and business law. Alex also taught in the SIBT program.

Alex was the driving force behind the introduction of the subjects Human Resources Law, Chinese Trade Law and Japanese Trade Law. He was highly regarded by our diverse student body. Students recognised that Alex viewed all students as his equal and that he gave each student a voice—the motivated and talented, but also students who may be having difficulties with his subjects through language difficulties, inexperience, or other hardship. Alex was constantly examining ways to assist them.

Alex’s passion and enthusiasm to try new things was always in evidence. He was the driving force behind a recent successful Teaching Development Grant awarded to the Department. Alex enthusiastically encouraged other lecturers in the

Department to thoroughly evaluate what and how they teach, and motivated all lecturers, in a positive and supportive environment, to further improve the quality of teaching programs offered to students. He promoted members in the Department and encouraged them to research in areas that they had never considered before. He made the Department into a thriving factory of research and he also made it a happy Department.

He will be sorely missed by all of us who were privileged to work with him or were taught by him.

Patricia Blazey
Acting Head
Department of Business Law

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Macquarie University staff aged 28 years or older are invited to participate in a study that explores the role that various adaptive learning characteristics play in establishing and maintaining successful long-term relationships. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

The study is being conducted by Malika Yi, under the supervision of Doctor John Franklin, Department of Psychology, x8031, to meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts—Psychology Honours. The study has been ethics approved.

The study will explore John Franklin’s Model of Success, which explores constructs derived from positive psychology, as well as Buddhist psychology. The Model of Success was developed in response to the fact that the majority of the Success Literature consists of anecdotal accounts of personal learning experiences and triumphs, and interviews with “successful” people, which are not derived from theoretical models. Therefore a major issue regarding the current literature of success is that of methodology.

The study comprises a set of self-report questionnaires that will take approximately 20 minutes. Once the questionnaires are complete, participants will be asked to return them in the prepaid, preaddressed envelope provided.

Full measures are taken to ensure that results are anonymous and will remain confidential. Results will be collated in the data analysis process. Results need to be posted back by Friday 26 June 2006.

To participate please contact Malika Yi on or 0422 925 455. Participants will be asked to provide the postal address they would like the questionnaire package to be posted to. This address will be used only to send packages and provide feedback if requested. It will not be shared with any other party, and will be destroyed after the results information is sent.

If they so choose, participants will be able to receive feedback regarding the results of the research project. Participants are also eligible to enter a prize draw for the chance to win a Westfield shopping voucher valued at $30.

Details on how to enter the prize draw will be provided in the questionnaire package. If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact Malika Yi on the contact details above.

Your participation would be greatly valued and appreciated!

Malika Yi
Dr John Franklin
Department of Psychology

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Trinity Chapel Macquarie welcomes you to come along 10.00am or 6.00pm Sundays at 136 Herring Road to join us for Bible teaching, songs, prayer, community and food.

The chapel is a part of Robert Menzies College and the Anglican chaplaincy at Macquarie University.

For further information please contact Pastor Reverend Ian Hadfield on 9936 6021.

Reverend Ian Hadfield

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Free Group Fitness Class for Staff Members

Despite the weather cooling down outside, it’s not the time to hibernate. To help kick start your winter fitness routine Macquarie University Sport & Leisure Centre is offering a free morning or lunchtime group fitness class to all Macquarie University staff.

Choose from our great selection of classes that cater to all fitness levels including Pilates, Body Pump, REV Master (a whole new cycling experience everyone can enjoy) and plenty more! Not only will you improve your fitness you’ll feel refreshed for the rest of the working day.

To access your free class just bring your staff card and mention this promotion to our customer service staff. Don’t forget to bring along a towel and water bottle!

For a list of available Group Fitness Classes visit or contact the Sport & Leisure Centre on telephone: 9850 7636.


20,000 by 2010—Have Your Say

If you have an interest in Sport and Recreation activities on campus MUSR is keen to get your views on how we can increase program diversity, participation and performance and make Macquarie University synonymous with sport and recreation.

On Sunday 18 June a stakeholder planning session will be held to discuss how we can increase participation in sport and recreation activities to 20,000 participants by 2010. The day will include a review of the proposed new sporting and recreation model due for release in 2007 as well as looking at other aspects of program delivery.

The planning session will be held at the University Sports Fields Club House (corner of Culloden and Talavera Roads), will commence at 10.00am and conclude at 3.00pm. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to


The Macquarie University Club House

Since its opening in August 2005, the Macquarie University Club House has become a popular venue for hosting functions and events.

Surrounded by the University’s seven hectares of sports fields and set against the backdrop of the Lane Cove National Park, the Macquarie University Club House offers a quiet location within easy walking distance of the campus.

Looking for a venue for your next event? The Macquarie University Club House can prepare a special package to suit your event needs whether it be for a staff training session, corporate planning day or office party. For more details contact Club House Coordinator, Zhann Jochinke on x6577 or by emailing .


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Need overnight accommodation?

MGSM operates its own executive style hotel within the Graduate School of Management which provides an alternative to other hotels located in the area. If you have family or friends who require overnight accommodation in Sydney why not recommend the MGSM Executive Hotel and Conference Centre.

MGSM Executive Hotel and Conference Centre is open 365 days per year and offers great rates for Macquarie University faculty and staff, guests of the University, families and local businesses. The 40 room 4-star hotel is set amongst landscaped gardens, overlooking views of the University Lake and surrounding bushland.

Features include:

  • Lachlan's Restaurant—contemporary a la carte dining
  • Mortarboard Café for a quick eat in or takeaway meal
  • Licensed bar, room service and mini bar
  • 24-hour reception and security
  • Full business services with direct dial and modem access in guestrooms
  • Reading Room and on-site gymnasium
  • Local area bus transfers.

MGSM Executive Hotel and Conference Centre is also ideal for staff training, department meetings, conferences and seminars. The state-of-the-art teaching facilities include fully equipped amphitheatres, flat-floor meeting rooms and dedicated breakout rooms. These are all available for hire to University Departments at very competitive rates.

For more information or if you would like to view our hotel and conference facilities please contact MGSM on x7870 or email

Ian Kalms
Facilities Manager, MGSM

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Childcare—Do you require childcare?

Currently there are placements available for children from 3 months to 5 years at Gumnut Cottage Long Daycare Centre, Banksia Cottage Long Daycare Centre and Waratah Occasional and Long Daycare Centre.

If you or any family, friends or work colleagues are looking for childcare in a caring, safe, fun filled and educational environment then do not hesitate to contact the centres directly.

  • Gumnut Cottage contact Julie George/Cheryl Twohig on 9850 7740
  • Banksia Cottage contact Jennifer Watkins on 9850 7781
  • Waratah contact Alyson Maselli on 9850 9450.


Market Day

The next SAM Market Day will be held on Wednesday 7 June 2006 from 10.00am–3.00pm. Once again it will be outside Marxine's Coffee Shop in the SAM Building. There will be jewellery, clothes, craft, cards and handmade items. Put the date in your diary now.



In 2006 MacFest will be held in the first week of semester 2, Tuesday 1 August to Thursday 3 August in the courtyard. There will be three action packed days of bands, entertainment games and stalls. Put the date in your diary now!


Marion Malouf
Marketing Coordinator
Students At Macquarie (SAM)

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Special Interest Group for Research Leaders and Mentors

This Special Interest Group is intended to support collaboration between senior researchers and support their role as research leaders and mentors. The SIG will meet casually over lunch and discuss issues such as:

  • Departmental support structures for higher degree research candidates;
  • Using performance management systems to encourage research activity;
  • Developing research "communities of practice" within Departments;
  • Fostering collegial and collaborative research programs and activities;
  • Mentoring early career researchers and colleagues who are increasing their research activity, after a time of focusing on teaching development; and
  • Developing strategies for grant support and applications.

This third SIG for Research Leaders and Mentors looks at the development of Research Centres. Chris Evans will share his expertise in conceiving of, developing and maintaining Macquarie Research Centres. Research Centres form a hub for high quality research activities and this SIG will be of particular interest to those senior researchers who are currently developing high quality research groupings.

Lunch will be provided

Date: Tuesday 6 June, 12.00noon–1.00pm, E6A 116
Facilitator and Enquiries:Anna Reid, x9780,


Making Work Work for Me and Others: Module 4—Working in a Team

Some teams work really well, others don't. Why is that? We will look at and experience the influence individuals and their styles have on the team, and how you can best capitalise on those.

Date: Wednesday 14 June and Wednesday 21 June, 9.30am–1.00pm, E6A 116
Facilitator and Enquiries: Linda Williamson, x9619,


Writing a Rejoinder for the ARC

As anyone who has applied for an ARC grant knows, the selection processes for Discovery Projects, Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development, Linkage Projects and Linkage Australian Postdoctoral Fellowships (CSIRO) include assessment by external peer assessors.

Where the ARC seeks external assessments, applicants have the opportunity to submit rejoinders. The assessors’ reports and the applicants’ rejoinders are used as advisory material for the ARC College of Experts. Not all programs involve assessments by external assessors.

The rejoinder is your opportunity to respond to reviewers’ comments. The strategic use of a rejoinder is important to increase your ranking in the round, and the manner and vocabulary you use are critical.

Join Associate Professor John Sutton and Colm Halbert to discuss the processes and strategies associated with rejoinders that support successful ARC applications.

Date: Thursday 15 June, 12.00 noon–1.00pm, Senate Room, Level 3, Lincoln Building
Facilitators: Associate Professor John Sutton and Colm Halbert
Enquiries: Anna Reid, x9780,


Supporting Lecturers in Pedagogic Planning—Professor Diana Laurillard

Professor Diana Laurillard is from the London Knowledge Lab, part of the Institute of Education, University of London, and is on the Executive of the EU Kaleidoscope network on Technology Enhanced Learning.

Her work focuses on theory-based design of learning and teaching methods and resources, learners’ conceptions and misconceptions and approaches to learning, flexible learning activity design tools for teachers, and cost-benefit modeling for the introduction of e-learning.

Previously Professor Laurillard was Head of the e-Learning Strategy Unit at the UK Government’s Department for Education and Skills, where she developed a coherent e-learning strategy for the Department across all the education and skills sectors, and also had two terms of office as Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the Open University, with responsibility for learning technologies. Her book Rethinking University Teaching (Routledge Falmer, 2nd edition 2002) has been widely cited in papers on e-learning.

Her presentation will be on Supporting Lecturers in Pedagogic Planning.

“At the London Knowledge Lab we are attempting to design planning tools that will help lecturers design learning in a way that responds to their learners' needs, and makes optimal use of learning technologies. This requires a healthy mix of theory, practice, iterative design, and willingness to both take a punt and go back to the drawing board. The presentation will report on the work of the Knowledge Lab and the early stages of an R&D project using the Learning Activity Management System (LAMS) developed at Macquarie University”. Diana Laurillard.

Date: Thursday 22 June, 1.00pm–3.00pm, E6A 116
Facilitator and Enquiries: Maree Gosper, x9752,




Women’s Network Informal Lunch

This is an opportunity to continue to extend your professional and personal network and meet other women from across the University.

Bookings are essential. Note: participants are responsible for their own lunch.

Date: Tuesday 20 June, 12.30pm–1.30pm, Staff Club


EEO Principles and Practice

This half day training module is required for all non-supervisory staff who have not attended an EEO introductory session in the last three years.

The program is designed to ensure participants are aware of their rights and obligations as employees and to respond to questions individuals may have regarding EEO issues.

Focus of the workshop will be on:

  • Essential EEO and anti-discrimination legislation, concepts and priorities
  • Your rights and obligations with regard to anti-discrimination, harassment-free workplace and reasonable adjustment
  • Macquarie University approach to EEO issues and progress to date.

Date: Tuesday 20 June, 9.30am–1.00pm, Senate Room, Level 3 Lincoln Building
Facilitator and Enquiries: Mary-Jane Gleeson, x7471,


To book call CPD on x9721 or email

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Online training can be undertaken any time at your leisure via LearningFast. Find out more at:

Enquiries to IT Training Unit (ITTU)
Phone: 9850 7399

Cecily Lenton
Online / IT Training Coordinator
Information Technology Training Unit
Macquarie University Library

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Reminder—Parent Information Evening

Don’t forget, an information evening for parents of prospective students will be held on Tuesday 25 July at 6.00pm in the X5B lecture theatre. Information will be provided on Macquarie University degree programs, pathways into Macquarie, the UAI and admission process as well as unique Macquarie University initiatives such as the Macquarie Transition and Mentor Program and the Global Leadership Program. Representation from academic divisions is highly encouraged. For further information on how you can be involved in this important program please contact Jason Elias on x7665 or


Movies at Macquarie—fact or fiction?

Movies at Macquarie: fact or fiction? will screen the award-winning documentary The Corporation on Sunday 4 June.

This visually engrossing film explores the nature and spectacular rise of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Interweaving archival film with footage from pop culture, advertising, TV news and corporate propaganda, and featuring interviews with corporate insiders and critics including Milton Friedman, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein and Michael Moore, the film illuminates the corporation’s grip on our lives.

Following the screening, Dr Vijaya Nagarajan and Dr Malcolm Quirey from Macquarie’s Department of Law will discuss the history of the modern corporation from its roots through its evolution as a vehicle for money-making and whether the pursuit of a money making agenda to the exclusion of all else is appropriate in today’s world.

For further details visit the website at:

Date: Sunday 4 June, 7.00pm
Venue: Macquarie Theatre
Cost: Free event, bookings not required
Enquiries: Emma Norton on x6079 or


Kathy Vozella
Media Manager

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Grapevine Online

This is a new service for alumni. Add your news to Grapevine Online and share your experiences with other alumni.

Register for this service now at:


Benefits Program

Macquarie University alumni enjoy many exclusive benefits provided by the University and our external partners. Find out more at:


Macquarie University Merchandise

Macquarie University Merchandise can now be purchased online at:


All Enquiries:

Alumni Office
Telephone: (02) 9850 7310
Fax: (02) 9850 9478

Mark Herndon
Alumni Office

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Career Resource Centre Information

The Career Resource Centre (CRC) on Level 2 Lincoln Building has been equipped with a range of new career resources including industry specific Career FAQ books in the following areas: accounting, hospitality, finance, human resources, investment banking, IT, law and marketing.

Please encourage students to drop in and access these resources, or to log onto CareerHub to undertake their online job searching. The CRC will remain open during exam period and mid-semester break from 10.00am–4.00pm. We will return to normal opening hours, 10.00am–5.00pm, from Semester 2.


Open Universities Australia—Delivery of Skills Based Careers Unit

For the second consecutive year the CDO will be delivering SSK15—Careers and Work through Open Universities Australia. This skills based unit has been designed to assist students to develop career and related academic goals and skills to enhance transitions in education and work. Study Period 2 commences on Monday 29 May.

For further enquiries regarding this unit, please contact Sheila Mylvaganam or Suzy Hughes in the CDO Office.


Department Seminars

The CDO is continuing with Department Seminars to ensure direct contact and access to relevant industry information on graduate opportunities. Recently, we have hosted the following seminars for students:


Careers in Media Seminar

The Careers in Media Seminar was held with MAS203 students in partnership with Dr Graham Meikle. The Seminar involved four industry speakers. Three of these were Macquarie alumni with Bachelor of Media degrees. The speakers focused on career opportunities in film/TV production, public relations, media buying and planning. Two internship opportunities for media students resulted from this seminar.


Careers in Human Resource Management Seminar

The Careers in HRM seminar was attended by HRM107 students. Human resources professional from Siemens Ltd, FOXTEL Management Pty Ltd and SHL Consulting attended the seminar. These speakers demonstrated that HR professionals often take diverse career paths in their profession. A follow up seminar on Job Searching Skills for Graduate HR roles was conducted on 30 May.

Dr Angie Knox from the Department of Business partnered with the CDO to provide this opportunity. Following this seminar, Siemens Ltd have provided an HR internship for Bachelor of Human Resource Management students.

Further information on the seminars and the internships can be obtained from CareerHub.


Career Workshops

CDO Workshops will continue over the mid semester break. Workshops during the break will cover resume and cover letters, job search strategies and interview skills.

Updated workshop schedules are available at:

Currently, students are completing final round interview for a range of graduate offers. CareerHub has a useful list of resources to assist students with their job interview skills. Students who are at the psychometric testing stage can also view useful tips by going to the ‘Articles’ and ‘Psychometric & Ability Testing’ of the website.


Caroline Spurway

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We are now using both print and broadcasting monitoring services, but they do sometimes miss Macquarie mentions. To ensure a more comprehensive and accurate Macquarie in the media column, please always let us know whenever you have been a subject or an author of any print media item, including reviews of your work or letters-to-the-editor from you, and if you appear on the electronic media. Kindly forward the information by email to Kathy Vozella: or by fax to (9850) 9457; or through internal mail to Becton Dickson Building, Macquarie University Research Park.


Media mentions

Professor Tony Adams (Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)): said there had been an influx of international students since the 1990s, Northern District Times, 24 May

Ms Robyn Beaman (MUSEC): discovered teachers are good at giving positive feedback for academic work but not so much for social behaviour, Daily Telegraph, 17 May; said there has not been widespread research on how teachers interact with students in classrooms and that teachers have explained their greatest difficulty is students interrupting their teaching, ABC Northern Tasmania, 24 May

Mr David Blair (Humanities): is a member of a panel of experts putting forward a list of quintessential Aussie words for inclusion in the next version of the 2007 Microsoft Office System, Weekend Australian, 20 May

Professor Tony Capon (Health and Chiropractic): was keynote speaker at the annual Fenner conference on the topic of 'Is City Life Making us Sick' and said the nature of the city is leading to less exercise and higher rates of obesity, Radio 2CC Canberra, 25 May

Miss Anita Chang (Asian Languages): her 17 years of service as an adjudicator for the Australian Chinese Recital Competition was mentioned, Singtao Daily, 18 May

Professor Max Coltheart (MACCS): said the DVD titled Listening to Home Readers would be of assistance to teachers, Kiama Independent, 17 May

Professor George Cooney (Education): has been appointed by State Education Minister Carmel Tebbutt to conduct a review of the Year 10 School Certificate, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 May

Professor John Croucher (MGSM): his weekly Number Crunch column included statistics such as 'proportion of Australia's population aged over 16 that has a mobile phone: 72 per cent', Sydney Morning Herald, 20 May; The Age, 20 May; his weekly column included statistics such as 'weight of dead skin an average adult sheds each year: about 4 kg', Sydney Morning Herald, 27 May; The Age, 27 May

Mr Alex Erskine (Applied Finance Centre): is managing director for Erskinomics Consulting and teaches a course on economics for financial markets at Macquarie University's Applied Finance Centre, North West Magazine, 15 May; Bingara Advocate, 16 May

Associate Professor Chris Evans (Centre for Integrative Study of Animal Behaviour): said the Centre is in part to create an intellectual environment and technical support for postgrad and PhD students, The Australian, 17 May

Mr Nigel Finch (MGSM): said that under the new Defence Department system, all the bombs will be recorded as inventory meaning that when $1 billion is spent on bombs, the accounts show an asset worth $1billion sitting on a shelf, Sunday Telegraph, 21 May

Dr Chris Forbes (Ancient History): is giving lectures about The Da Vinci Code and said the bits of the story that everyone is interested in are fiction, ABC 891 Adelaide, 18 May

Associate Professor Jim Forrest (Human Geography): is co-author of a study titled 'Racism and Intolerance in Eastern Australia: A Geographic Perspective', Sydney Morning Herald, 24 May; found that one in seven from NSW and one in 10 from Queensland hold 'avowedly racist views', Newcastle Herald, 25 May

Mr Paul Gollan (MGSM): wrote that IR changes have put the heat on managers to manage people better than before, Australian Financial Review, 23 May

Professor Roy Green (MGSM): said it is a practice in many places to use the EMBA as a way of cross-subsidising other activities and that is something that may have brought the EMBA to less repute, The Australian, 24 May; said customised courses now account for some $6 million in MGSM's annual business and we plan to double our revenue in the next couple of years, Australian Financial Review, 29 May

Associate Professor Rob Harcourt (Graduate School of the Environment): interviewed about a study to see how much attention humpback whales can live with in relation to whale watching, Channel 10 News, 25 May; Channel 7 News, 25 May

Dr Kim Hawtrey (Economics): interviewed about his report commissioned by the Australian Bankers Association that found that the average cost of banking services is falling, ABC 720 Perth, 18 May; ABC 891 Adelaide, 18 May; said bank fees paid in Australia are the same as bank fees paid in the UK and that the cost of bank fees per transaction is declining, ABC Northern Tasmania, 18 May; his report was mentioned on news bulletins at, ABC 612 Brisbane, 18 May; wrote a report that shows that while bank fees in Australia are higher than the rest of the world, the cost of banking services in Australia is lower, Sky Business Report, 18 May; attributed the growth in total bank fees to higher volumes of transactions, Border Mail, 19 May; Burnie Advocate, 19 May; Gold Coast Bulletin, 19 May; Herald Sun, 19 May; Illawarra Mercury, 19 May; Newcastle Herald, 19 May; The Age, 19 May; said banking fees grew by 3.7 per cent last year, well down on the 20.7 per cent growth in 1997, and said consumers are making intelligent choices now based on transparent information, The Age, 19 May; his report said bank charges were actually shrinking and the fee increase was because there were more customers and transactions, Daily Telegraph, 19 May; attributed the growth in total bank fees to higher volumes of transactions, Sunday Mail, 21 May

Professor Jean Joss (Biological Sciences): said, following the massive fish kill at Mingo, that little river systems can die due to the effect of damming, Fraser Coast Chronicle, 18 May; said she would do anything she could to stop the proposed dam at Traveston near Gympie because the lungfish stood to lose one of its only two natural habitats if the dam went ahead, Courier Mail, 27 May; Gympie Times, 27 May

Professor Naguib Kanawati (Ancient History): said there were no similarities between the raiding of the pyramids and sending Aboriginal artefacts overseas, and that Aboriginal culture was an existing culture with links to the artefacts, while an Egyptian mummy is just a mummy—no modern Egyptian has a spiritual link to it, Weekend Australian, 27 May

Mr Robert Kelly (Office of Facilities Management): said [in relation to Ryde City Council's proposal to locate a railway/bus interchange on Macquarie University land] that bus movements on campus already exceed 800 per day and University roads are being used as a shortcut by private vehicles, so the University's objective is to reduce the number of vehicle movements and congestion not increase it as the Ryde Council proposal would certainly do, Weekly Times, 17 May

Dr Andrew Mack (Politics): interviewed about Iran's nuclear ambitions and the Iranian President's campaign to convince fellow Muslims to join his ideological battle against the US, Radio Adelaide, 15 May

Dr Jonathan Markley (Ancient History): interviewed about Hong Xiuquan, who believed he was the younger brother of Christ and by 1850 had 20,000 Chinese followers gearing up for a rebellion, The Ark, Radio National, 14 May

Associate Professor Sasha Pavkovic (Politics): said that while independence from Serbia will not speed up Montenegro's EU aspirations, the country is keen to enter the Union, Radio Adelaide, 22 May

Professor Pam Peters (Linguistics): wrote that in Australia the 'mushroom club' is imbued with sardonic meaning, to mean being kept in the dark, Campus Review, 24 May

Professor Steven Schwartz (Vice-Chancellor): his weekly column was about Macquarie's year-long SET study and the new Bright Futures club, Weekly Times, 24 May; tells the story of going to see federal education minister Julie Bishop at home when he was vice-chancellor of Murdoch University and she was a member of the university senate, as well as its lawyer, saying he found her practising her skateboarding, Australian Financial Review, 26 May

Mr Adam Smith (Dictionary Research Centre): wrote that the phrase 'sticky wicket' to describe an awkward situation has been accepted into American English, Campus Review, 17 May

Dr Peter Tuchin (Health and Chiropractic): said the current theory is that migraine comes from a neurological cause and physical tension in the neck is a significant factor, Radio 2GO Gosford, 28 May

Associate Professor Judy Ungerer (Institute of Early Childhood): said the quality of care matters greatly in how babies fare in child care, Courier Mail, 20 May

Dr Andrew Vincent (Politics): interviewed about Woodside Petroleum's dealings with African nation Mauritania, 7.30 Report, ABC TV, 16 May; believes the US has lost some credibility in its intelligence assessment of nuclear programs in the Middle East, Radio 2MCE (Bathurst), 22 May

Professor Malcolm Walter (Australian Centre for Astrobiology): visited Milton Public School and spoke to primary students about Mars, Milton Ulladulla Times, 10 May

Professor Mark Westoby (Biological Sciences): has been awarded the Clarke Medal 2005 by the Royal Society of New South Wales, Campus Review, 17 May

Professor Di Yerbury (former Vice-Chancellor): has recently joined the IDP board, Campus Review, 24 May


Issues and Events

University of Southern Queensland academic Stephen Hagan remembers the disturbing reference in the media last year by Macquarie University Associate Professor Andrew Fraser who claimed that an expanding black population is a sure-fire recipe for increases in crime, violence and a range of social problems, Koori Mail, 10 May

Microsoft Office features an already comprehensive Australian spelling option, based on the Macquarie Dictionary, but many commonly used Aussie words were being left out, The Australian, 16 May

Broadcaster Alan Jones advised his listeners to visit which is run by Macquarie University and the RTA, Radio 2GB, 16 May

Macquarie University's DRAMAC is one of the schools winning a place at the Short & Sweet festival of short plays, St Marys Star, 16 May

A recent study by Macquarie University of reasons for the decade-long decline in Australian enrolments in science, engineering and technology studies point fair and square to poor communication as the main cause, The Australian, 17 May

Adding to the rigour of the judging process of the Australian HR Awards is an online employee opinion survey developed by Macquarie University's Voice Project research group, Human Resources, 16 May

Google has begun discussions with UNSW, Sydney University, Macquarie University , RMIT, the University of Melbourne and Monash to offer students a chance to join the Google Australia Summer Internship Program, Australian Financial Review, 17 May

A recent study by Macquarie University showed specific chiropractic adjustments to the spine significantly reduced migraines in 72 per cent of the people surveyed, Townsville Bulletin, 25 May; Maitland Mercury, 17 May; Lower Hunter Star, 18 May; Daily Mercury, 20 May; Burnie Advocate, 22 May; Lithgow Mercury, 23 May; Camden Advertiser, 24 May; Cessnock Advertiser, 24 May

Macquarie University psychology honours student Cathie Sammut believes that the burden of depression makes it important to understand how a person's thinking style can turn stress into depression or anxiety, Hills News, 16 May

In 2005 the federal government pledged to support moving the AFTRS headquarters from its campus at Macquarie University to a site near the city, Australian Financial Review, 18 May

In their first concert for 2006 the Macquarie University Singers present Gioacchino Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Northern District Times, 17 May

High-profile author and environmentalist Dr Tim Flannery is to take up a professorial position at Macquarie University on 1 August, Campus Review, 16 May

Ian Milliss: The Invisible Artist is on display at the Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 May

When it came to programs tailor-made for a specific company Macquarie Graduate School of Management was Australia's top performer at number 50 globally in The Financial Times' customised executive programs rankings, Australian Financial Review, 22 May

Since the award of his PhD from Macquarie University in 1999 Professor Barry Brook's academic output has been prodigious, Coonabarabran Times, 18 May

Jonathon Wolfe had been down the partnership road with Microsoft in 2002 while attempting to commercialise e-learning technology from Macquarie University , Sydney Morning Herald, 23 May; The Age, 23 May

There's a Macquarie University spin-off company called Flurotechnics that is developing point-of-care diagnostics, Australian Financial Review, 20 May

The Macquarie Trio welcomes back viola Roger Benedict for Three/Four Time, Weekend Australian, 20 April

Author Neil Gaiman will speak at Macquarie University as part of the Sydney Writers' Festival, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 May

The Macquarie Trio has assumed greater equality with cellist Michael Goldschlager neatly balancing his colleague violinist Michael Dauth, Adelaide Advertiser, 23 May

The AGSM, the Melbourne Business School, along with the Macquarie Graduate School of Management , which made an unexpectedly strong showing in one of the categories showed they were anything but down under in every international academic respect according to Financial Times executive education rankings, The Australian, 24 May

Professor Richard Welford, speaking recently in Sydney where he was a guest of Macquarie University's Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability, says a small number of private companies and business schools were getting the message about sustainability, The Australian, 24 May

Research has been conducted by Macquarie University into racism and intolerance in eastern Australia, Radio 2SM, 24 May

The 18th Women, Management and Employment Relations Conference will be held on 27–28 July, hosted by the Labour-Management Studies Foundation at Macquarie University, Campus Review, 24 May

The Racism and Intolerance in Eastern Australia report by a researcher at Macquarie University was described by 2GB current affairs director Jason Morrison as "shallow and p*ss weak", Radio 2CC Canberra, 24 May

The NSW Auditor-General found that Macquarie University's Paid Outside Work policy did not meet best practice guidelines and has room for improvement, but noted the University's advice that it had limited capacity to change the policy as it is embedded in its enterprise bargaining agreement, Campus Review, 24 May

A deal for the National Art School with the favoured tenderer, Macquarie University fell through so the NSW Department of Education and Training is in negotiations with UNSW, Daily Telegraph, 25 May

The study into racism in eastern Australia is part of a broader joint UNSW and Macquarie University program called The Racism Project, Newcastle Herald, 25 May

The Macquarie Trio concert will be held at Verbrugghen Hall, Wentworth Courier, 24 May

The Macquarie University Singers performed a composition written by a listener and comprised Waltzing Matilda, Advance Australia Fair and God Save the Queen, ABC 702 Sydney, 26 April

Peter Sjoquist AM will give an address at Dunmore Lang College at Macquarie University titled Passionate People Produce. What is Your Passion? on 6 June, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 May

Glen Hodges has just returned from a five-week tour of the US where he is researching jazz legend Jimmy Raney as part of his PhD, funded by grants he received from Central Queensland University and Macquarie University, Daily Mercury, 27 May

Marine ecology specialist Dr John Havenhand has been conducting collaborative research with marine scientists from Macquarie University, Radio 3RRR FM Melbourne, 28 May

CEO of WIRES Chris Lloyd said they have been working with Macquarie University to give possums a tunnel over the top of the road made from rope to decrease the road kill rate, Radio 2UE, 28 May

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4–6 July 2006

This conference mounts an interdisciplinary investigation of the symbiotic relationship between war, culture and democracy in ancient Athens. We are fortunate to have as the conference’s two keynote speakers Professor John Keane and Professor Josiah Ober.

John Keane is based at the Centre for the Study of Democracy (Westminster University, London), which he founded in 1989, and the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin. Josiah Ober currently holds joint appointments in the Department of Classics and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

The conference will examine the contribution of political practices, popular culture and military infrastructure to Athens’ unprecedented bellicosity and military innovativeness and re-assesses the impact of changes in military practice and personnel on the emergence and development of what was arguably the world’s first democracy.

At a time when contemporary democracies are making profound and controversial changes to the waging ofwar, this conference is a useful stimulus for debate today, helping to answer important questions, such as whether military bellicosity is an essential feature of democracy and the flipside of its cultural dynamism, whether democratic practices facilitate or impede military efficiency, and whether democracies are habitual breakers of the conventions of war.

Registration costs $140, while student delegates are charged $90 only. Registration charges cover the conference booklet, morning and afternoon tea and lunch from 4–6 July, and the two catered receptions. The conference dinner costs $100.

Macquarie University's Department of Politics and International Relations and the Department of Ancient History are some of the conference sponsors.

Further information:
Contact: Convenor Dr David Pritchard
Telephone: 9351 6815
Facsimile: 9351 3918
Closing date: Completed registration forms must be returned to the University of Sydney by Monday 19 June.



The Endeavour Programme is an Australian Government initiative, bringing together under the one umbrella all of the Department of Education, Science and Training’s (DEST) international scholarships. The objective is to establish the Endeavour Awards Programme as a prestigious scholarship program which would showcase the excellence of Australia’s education, science and training sectors.

Under Australian Scholarships, over the next five years from 2007 to 2011, up to 10,000 scholarships will be offered as part of the Endeavour Programme. The Programme aims to bring high achieving students, researchers and professionals from the Asia-Pacific region and other regions to Australia to undertake short or long term study, research and professional development in a broad range of disciplines. It also encourages Australians to do the same abroad.

The main features of the Programme include providing comprehensive awards such as fully-funded and short-term scholarships, research and language teacher training fellowships, student exchanges, professional training awards and a science collaboration fund; an international and enriching learning experience; accredited global qualifications; and global networking opportunities.

Endeavour awards are grouped into three categories

  • Endeavour Study
  • Endeavour Research
  • Endeavour Professional

Endeavour awards available to Australians include:

Postgraduate study

  • Endeavour Malaysia Awards
  • Endeavour Awards for Turkey

Postgraduate research

Endeavour Research Fellowships

  • Endeavour India Research Fellowships
  • Endeavour Malaysia Research Fellowships
  • Endeavour Turkey Research Fellowships
  • Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awards

Postdoctoral research

Endeavour Research Fellowships

  • Endeavour India Research Fellowships
  • Endeavour Malaysia Research Fellowships
  • Endeavour Turkey Research Fellowships
  • Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awards

Professional development

Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships

  • Endeavour Executive Awards
  • Endeavour India Executive Awards

Undergraduate student exchanges

Australian University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Programme

  • Endeavour Student Exchange Programme
  • Endeavour Cheung Kong Student Exchange Programme
  • Endeavour Duyfken Student Exchange Programme

Further information:


Centre for Japanese Economic Studies
Macquarie University

The purpose of this fellowship is to promote research of the Japanese economy and its relationship with other economies in the world. The fellowship will consist of a one-off payment of $2,000. Applications are invited from all members of academic staff at Macquarie University. Successful applicants are expected to use the funds to assist with their research of Japanese economics.

The funds may be used to undertake travel to Japan or a similar project. It is expected that the results of the research be published in a scholarly publication with the acknowledgment of assistance provided by the Toyota Finance Research Fellowship. The successful applicant would also be expected to present a seminar on their research, which would later be published as part of the Centre for Japanese Economic Studies Research Paper series.

The applicants should submit a research proposal and a brief explanation of planned expenditure. Applicants should address the selection criteria as shown below, and frame their applications accordingly.

The applications will be assessed by a Selection Committee comprising the Director of the Centre, the Dean of the Division of Economic and Financial Studies and a Research Adviser to the Centre.

This fellowship was established by a donation from Toyota Finance Australia Ltd to assist academic staff of Macquarie University to increase their knowledge of the Japanese economy, and eventually, support stronger and better relations between the two countries.

Selection Criteria:

The successful applicant must:

  • be a current member of the academic staff at Macquarie University;
  • be researching in an area relevant to the Japanese economy or its relationship to other economies;
  • provide the selection committee with a research proposal and brief explanation of proposed expenses;
  • be willing to acknowledge the financial assistance of the Toyota Finance Research Fellowship in any publication resulting from the research done while on the Fellowship;
  • be willing to present a seminar on their research for the Centre for Japanese Economic Studies and have the seminar published as part of the Centre’s Research Paper series within a year after being granted the fellowship.

Further information: Dr Craig Freedman, Director on 9850 7444.
Closing Date: Applications should be submitted to the Director of the Centre for Japanese Economic Studies by 14 July 2006.



The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) awards an annual prize of $1,000 to encourage and reward excellence in scholarship on Asia at the doctoral level, to publicise the best young Australian scholarship on Asia, and to encourage its publication in Australia. The Prize results from the initiatives and financial contributions of ASAA's past presidents.

Since 2004, the Presidents' Prize has been augmented by the DK Award, presented by the global book distributor, DK Agencies of New Delhi. The DK Award provides the winner of the Presidents' Prize with the choice of books to the value of $500 (Australian dollars) from the DK website .

Each year Australian universities are invited to nominate one dissertation awarded the PhD degree in the previous year.

To qualify a thesis must:

  • Deal wholly with a country or countries of Asia or with Australia’s relationship with Asia
  • Be in humanities or social sciences disciplines, broadly defined
  • Have contributed to a doctoral degree conferred in 2005
  • Be the only nomination from its institution.

The nomination should be accompanied by a copy of the thesis, a citation explaining its merits and anonymous copies of all examiners' reports.

Further information:


Dr Tamara Jacka, Secretary
ASAA President’s Prize Committee
C/o Gender Relations Centre
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Australian National University ACT 0200

Closing date: Friday 28 July

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Academic Management Support
IT Support Assistant
(Full-time (continuing))
Ref. 18847

The appointee will work with the Senior IT Support Officer to provide Help Desk and on-site technical and software support to PC and Apple Macintosh users in the Office of the Registrar and Vice-Principal. This includes installation, upgrade and maintenance of hardware and software, and provision of server support.

Essential Selection Criteria: Degree in Computing or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience; relevant Microsoft Windows OS, MacOS and Microsoft Office experience to provide technical and software support both centrally and at users’ work stations across campus; well-developed oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to provide high-level customer service; commitment to maintain currency of technical knowledge; the ability to lift and move standard items of equipment, for example, monitors and printers.

Desirable Selection Criteria: Knowledge of Novell products, particularly Groupwise and Novell Client; experience in the documentation of computer procedures; ability to acquire working knowledge of the general structure of the University, particularly the Office of Registrar and Vice-Principal.

Enquiries: Rhoda Adams on (02) 9850 6173 or email

The position is available on a full-time (continuing) basis and may be subject to probationary conditions. Selection criteria must be addressed in the application.

Package: From $53,397 pa, including base salary (Level 5) from $45,121 to $50,885 pa, annual leave loading and 17% employer’s superannuation.

The appointments are currently governed by the terms of the Macquarie University Enterprise Agreement 2003–2006. The successful applicants will subsequently be offered the choice of an Australian Workplace Agreement for these appointments.

Please visit to apply online.

Closing date: 9 June 2006.



To apply for internally advertised positions, you must be:

  • a current Macquarie University staff member and

  • a Continuing, Fixed-term or long-term Casual staff member.

Department of Linguistics
Associate Lecturer in Linguistics
(Part-time (fixed term))
Ref: 556

The appointee will convene and teach undergraduate and postgraduate units in psycholinguistics, and assist the convenor of the Masters in Communication Disorders.

Essential Selection Criteria: Possession or close to completion of a Masters or PhD in Speech-Language Pathology, linguistics, or psychology with a specialty in psycholinguistics; experience in teaching at tertiary level, both on-campus and distance; demonstrated organisational skills; expertise in the specific areas of acquired and developmental disorders of language, as well as reading development and disorders; capacity to conduct research and to produce conference papers and publications from that research; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to work as part of a team.

Desirable Selection Criteria: Experience in clinical assessment of developmental reading disorders.

Enquiries: All enquiries concerning the position or your application should be referred to Associate Professor Linda Cupples on 9850 8788 or email

Package: From $49,960 pa, including (Level A) base salary $45,278 to $61,240 pa, annual leave loading and 9% employer’s superannuation. Minimum salary for PhD recipient is $57,090 pa (Level A Step 6). Pro-rata rates apply for part-time appointments.

The position is available on a part-time (fixed term) basis until 31 December 2007. Selection criteria must be addressed in the application.

The appointment is currently governed by the terms of the Macquarie University Enterprise Agreement 2003–2006. The successful applicant will subsequently be offered the choice of an Australian Workplace Agreement for this appointment.

Please visit to apply online.

Closing date: 16 June 2006.


School of Education
Lecturer in Education
(Classroom Management/Pedagogy)
(Full-time (continuing))
Ref. 19954

The appointee will be responsible for developing, convening and teaching a second year undergraduate unit in the area of classroom management and contribute to the teaching of classroom management and pedagogy at all levels of the teaching program. They will also be expected to conduct research, be involved in research supervision and to contribute to the administration and outreach of the Department.

Essential Selection Criteria: Doctoral degree (or near completion) in Psychology or Education in a relevant area; active research program in an area that complements the School of Education’s current research activities; sound knowledge of learning and teaching theories and their application to classroom management; demonstrated high quality teaching especially at undergraduate level; capacity to supervise research students; demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with students, staff and the community.

Desirable Selection Criteria: Professional experience relevant to classroom management and/or recognised teaching qualifications and experience.

Package: From $76,253 pa, including (Level B) base salary $64,435 to $76,407 pa, annual leave loading and 17% employer’s superannuation.


School of Education
Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer
(Curriculum Studies)
(Full-time (continuing))
Ref. 3561

The appointee will be responsible for teaching and convening units at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels encompassing curriculum studies, including the role that technology plays in this area, and program evaluation. They will also be expected to supervise undergraduate honours and postgraduate research students. Candidates should possess extensive publications within one or more of the fields listed above; have an active research profile including appropriate grant acquisitions and successful postgraduate supervision.

Essential Selection Criteria: Doctorate in Education or a related area; an active research program with high quality publications in the area of curriculum or ICT pedagogy; e xte nsive knowledge of curriculum studies and ICT pedagogy; demonstrated high quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; demonstrated ability to attract and supervise both undergraduate honours and postgraduate research students; demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with students, staff and community.

Additional Essential Selection Criteria for Associate Professor: Demonstrated leadership role in research projects; demonstrated ability to secure competitive research funding; successful national/international profile in their area of expertise.

Desirable Selection Criteria: Research links with educational authorities and instrumentalities (both government and non-government).

Package: (Senior Lecturer) From $93,256 pa, including (Level C) base salary $78,802 to $90,776 pa, annual leave loading and 17% employer’s superannuation.

Package: (Associate Professor) From $112,146 pa, including (Level D) base salary

$94,765 to $104,343 pa, annual leave loading and 17% employer’s superannuation.

Applicants should indicate the level for which they are applying or whether they wish to be considered for both levels.

Enquiries: Dr John Farrell on (02) 9850 8665 or or Associate Professor Pamela Coutts on (02) 9850 8665 or

These positions are available on a full-time (continuing) basis, and may be subject to probationary conditions. Selection criteria must be addressed in the application.

The appointments are currently governed by the terms of the Macquarie University Enterprise Agreement 2003–2006. The successful applicant’s will subsequently be offered the choice of an Australian Workplace Agreement for this appointment.

Further information on the Australian Centre for Educational Studies and School of Education is available from

Please visit to apply online.

Closing date: 21 June 2006



Equal Employment Opportunity is a University Policy.

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FOR SALE Two wardrobes—baltic stain, solid timber with solid backs, drawer bases and metal runners. Fantastic condition—one is a three door, four drawer, 120cm wide x 200cm high x 58cm deep. $700 ono. Other is much larger to suit couple, six doors and eight drawers and separates into three sections. Middle section has mirrored doors and double-hanging space, other sections are one side hanging and one side shelves and drawers. 240cm wide x 190cm high x 60cms. $1800 or near offer. Portable air conditioner, not very old CEG “Blizzard” (PAC 8000R/C) $300 ono. Lounge 2.5 seater, good condition, denim colour fabric, solid construction, roll arms, wooden feet, two matching cushions included. $250 ono. Two guitars—as new condition. Fender Acoustic model No AG10 SN guitar $300 or near offer, and Magnum semi-acoustic guitar MEQ75T. Also Sabre GA1020R lead guitar amplifier $600 or near offer. Selling as moving interstate. Contact Rachelle on for images.

FOR SALE Fisher Paykel fridge/freezer 240L $200, microwave $40, Breville stainless steel espresso machine(new), $100 portable colour TV $40. Contact: Robyn x8078

FOR SALE Holden Astra CD 1999 5 door hatch, 1.8L, automatic, red, air conditioning, CD player, front airbags, power steering and windows, central locking, cruise control, immobiliser, 60,500kms, full service history and just been serviced, rego 2/2007, excellent condition $12,400. Call Kristin X8583 or email:

FOR SALE Roland Digital Piano, EP.7 II ($350), with stand, stool, cover, pedal, and instruction manual. Features 76 weighted keys and record function. Excellent condition. Contact: Antonina x6802,

FOR SALE Sony Playstation 2. Brand new hardly used, comes with 3 games. All in original packaging. $230 ono. Contact: Stephany 0403 286 925.

FOR SALE Microwave oven, Panasonic "The Genius" model NN-5578WA, medium sized, working, $50. Contact: Ray x8765, 9489 8561(ah),

FOR SALE Grundig DVD/CD player, brand-new, never used, in original box. Reads normal and re-write CD's and DVD's. Has photo viewer and virtual surround sound. Price $60. Contact: Ann on 0424 279 508.

FOR SALE Australian cedar dining table and six matching chairs. Handcrafted by Colonial Living Cabinetmaking Workshop, Sydney 1987. Re-creation of Australian classic colonial design of 1840–1860 period. Won Colonial Living the Australian Furniture Expo Design Award in 1986. Mortice and tenon joints—top quality furniture. Impress stamped Colonial Living. The circular dining table is four foot in diameter (122cm), has two 45cm extension leaves to extend it from four seater to a six seater (167cm diameter) and an eight seater (212cm diameter). To make this dining suite now would cost $9,500. Selling price $4,000. Photos are available on request via email. Yamaha flute (silver) used in school band $180, Yamaha clarinet with new Vandoren mouthpiece $350, piano Eungblut Upright c1950 rosewood casework $600, Macintosh 7600 $10. Contact: Kathie 9850 7572.

SURPLUS FURNITURE Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC) has a number of items of furniture and equipment no longer required. These include desks, chairs, filing cabinets and other assorted items of varying quality and age. The items are held in the Centre Building X5A. Work units within the University interested in acquiring any items are welcome to come and have a look. Staff interested in purchasing any of the items are invited to submit an offer, and are required to make their own arrangements for removing any items purchased. Items can be inspected by contacting Mrs Jessica Armstrong (Monday–Thursday) x8691.

SHARE ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE Italian female PhD student wants female, friendly, communicative, clean, quiet, responsible, non-smoker flatmate to share quiet two bedroom unit near Lane Cove Village. Own bedroom—bright, medium size, fully furnished with two wardrobes, desk, chair, single bed, book-shelf, new curtains. Very clean, freshly painted and fully furnished with front balcony overlooking a verdant courtyard. Car space available, bus to city/Chatswood at door; 10 minute walk to Macquarie University bus and express/night buses to city. Five minute walk to convenience stores, shops and restaurants. Available from 18 June. Rent: $150 per week plus bills and four weeks bond. Rent stays the same for the next two years. Minimum stay six months, no maximum. Must be willing to regularly share house-work. Contact: Silvia on 0415714550.

SHARE ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE Part-time—Monday to Friday. Single furnished room with built-in wardrobes in spacious fully furnished three bedroom, two bathroom townhouse in Dundas/Eastwood. Quiet, leafy location. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry, transport at door—545 bus to University approximately 20 minutes. Telephone and broadband internet available. Female staff member with teenage daughter looking for mature female weekdays only—at least two nights per week minimum—on a regular basis. Would suit clean and tidy female who is easy going and can relate to teenagers. Must be willing to leave bedroom clean and tidy, removing all personal items, at the end of each weekly stay. Plenty of storage available for personal items between visits if required. $20 per/night excludes food and personal items. Bed linen, pillows and blankets available. $120 bond. Contact: Louise on 9858 3663 (after 6.00pm).

ACCOMMODATION WANTED Visiting academic from Glasgow needs accommodation during August and September. Willing to pay reasonable rent. Contact: Mark on

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Sunday 4 June

2006 MUSIC ON WINTER SUNDAYS FREE CONCERT NSW Police Band. Macquarie Theatre, 2.30pm. Admittance is on a first-come first-served basis and seating is limited to 495 people. Please note free parking is available in W4 and X3 carparks only. A fee of $7.00 applies for parking in any other carpark location on campus. Tickets can be purchased from coin-operated machines in the carparks. Contact: Mrs Kerry Klujin, Tel: 9850 7460, Fax: 9850 6153, Email:


Tuesday 6 June

MACQUARIE ASIA NETWORK—GLOBAL CHANGES, ASIA RESPONSES SEMINAR SERIES. Demonising the Details: Religious Fundamentalism and Music in North India. Adrian McNeil (Music, Macquarie). E3A 247. Time: 4.00pm–5.30pm. For further details contact. Adrian Carton on x7041 or or Pal Nyiri on x8121 or

DUNMORE LANG COLLEGE—MEMORIAL CEREMONY AND TREE PLANTING IN MEMORY OF DR MARGARET SAVILLE We invite residents, alumni and friends to celebrate the influential role Dr Saville, Inaugural Principal 1971–1984, played in establishing the College community and to symbolise her continuing impact through the planting of a significant tree. The Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University, Professor Steven Schwartz, will respond on behalf of the University. The tree planting will be followed by refreshments in the Almgren Centre. Venue: Dunmore Lang College Courtyard at 6.00pm.

DUNMORE LANG COLLEGE—ANNUAL COLLEGE LECTURE Passionate People Produce—What is Your Passion? Mr Peter Sjoquist AM. Distinguished DLC Company member, Mr Peter Sjoquist AM BA MSc, will present the College Lecture on this contemporary and challenging theme. Venue: Dunmore Lang College Dining Hall at 7.30pm. RSVP: or telephone: 02 9856 1000.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP FOR RESEARCH LEADERS AND MENTORS Facilitator and enquiries: Anna Reid, x9780, 12.00 noon–1.00pm in E6A 116. Lunch will be provided. To book call CPD on x9721 or email


Wednesday 7 June

HISTORIES ON WEDNESDAY The Spaces of World Population in the Inter-War Years. Alison Bashford (History, Sydney). W6A Room 127 at 12.00 noon–1.15pm. All welcome. Contact: Michelle Arrow x8840 email:

UNISUPER SEMINAR How Much is Enough—Financial Strategies for Retirement . Frank Scarrabelotti, UniSuper. This seminar explores the issue of adequacy in retirement savings. Younger members in particular will find it a useful introduction to the topic of lifetime savings and investment, but the seminar will include material that is relevant to UniSuper members at all stages of their working lives. 1.00pm–2.15pm in E7B T4.


Thursday 8 June

SOCIOLOGY COLLOQUIUM Globalising Democracy: Reflections on Habermas' Radicalism. Pauline Johnson (Sociology, Macquarie University.) 3.00pm–5.00pm in C3B 501A. All welcome. Drinks and nibbles follow. Further enquiries: Shaun Wilson x8074, Sean Scalmer x8069.

ANTHROPOLOGY COLLOQUIUM Is Anthropology a Joke? Grant McCall (UNSW). 10.30am Anthropology Seminar Room, 6 th floor C3A.

ROBERT MENZIES OCCASIONAL LECTURE Reluctant Warriors: Australian Evangelical Christians in World War II, 1939-1945. Dr Robert Linder (University Distinguished Professor of History, Kansas State University and Robert Menzies College Visiting Academic Fellow for 2006). Trinity Chapel and Conference Centre, Robert Menzies College at 7.30pm. or telephone 9936 6052. All welcome.

AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR ASTROBIOLOGY SEMINAR Rainbows, Polarization and the Search for Habitable Planets. Associate Professor Jeremy Bailey, Associate Director, Australian Centre for Astrobiolgy When: 1.00pm–2.00pm 2006 Venue: Building E5A Room 118. All welcome.


Friday 9 June

DEPARTMENT OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES SEMINAR SERIES Topic to be announced, speaker Dr John Adam (Department Earth and Planetary Sciences). Seminars commence at 1.05pm in E5A 119. Emeritus Chair: Professor Trevor Green


Tuesday 13 June

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LECTURE The Tomb or the Dancers and Musicians: Recovering a Theban Tomb of the 18 th Dynasty. Dr Boyo Ockinga (Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University). Dr Ockinga will discuss his recent archaeological work in Upper Egypt undertaken as part of the Macquarie University Theban Tombs project at Dra Abu El-Naga in Thebes. 5.30pm for 6.00pm, Mollie Thompson Room, Macquarie University Library, level 5.


Wednesday 14 June and Wednesday 21 June

MAKING WORK WORK FOR ME AND OTHERS Module 4—Working in a Team. 9.30am–1.00pm in E6A 116. Facilitator and enquiries: Linda Williamson, x9619, To book call CPD on x9721 or email:


Thursday 15 June

AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR ASTROBIOLOGY SEMINARMolecular and Health Technologies Sulfolobus JP2—A Novel Sulphide Leaching Hyperthermoacidophile. Dr Phil Hendry (Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO). When: 1.00pm–2.00pm 2006 Venue: Building E5A Room 118. All welcome.

WRITING A REJOINDER FOR THE ARC Facilitators: Associate Professor John Sutton and Colm Halbert. Enquiries: Anna Reid, x9780, 12.00 noon–1.00 pm in the Senate Room, Level 3, Lincoln Building To book call CPD on x9721 or email:


Tuesday 20 June

MGSM EXECUTIVE BREAKFAST SERIES Public Private Partnerships—Streets Paved with Gold or Pocked with Black Holes? Professor Tyrone Carlin. The Breakfast Series offers ten breakfast briefings that aim to provide managers with insights into current management practice and theory. 7.15am–9.00am, MGSM North Ryde Campus. Bookings and enquiries: Alison Tusler, Event Coordinator. Tel: 9850 6084, Fax: 9850 9022, Email: For further information:

EEO PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE Facilitator and Enquiries: Mary-Jane Gleeson, x7471, 9.30am–1.00pm in the Senate Room, Level 3, Lincoln Building. To book call CPD on x9721 or email

WOMEN’S NETWORK INFORMAL LUNCH Bookings are essential. Please email if you are attending. Note: Participants are responsible for their own lunch. 12.30pm–1.30pm at the Staff Club (W5A 320).


Wednesday 21 June

CRITICAL AND CULTURAL STUDIES SOMATECHNICS SEMINAR Bio-Tech Bodies. All welcome between 3.00pm–5.00pm in W6A 827. Light refreshments served. For further details see For further enquiries contact Dr Joseph Pugliese x8863 or Jessica Cadwallader x8778.


Thursday 22 June

SUPPORTING LECTURERS IN PEDAGOGIC PLANNING—PROFESSOR DIANA LAURILLARD Facilitator and Enquiries: Maree Gosper, x9752, 1.00pm–3.00pm in E6A 116. To book call CPD on x9721 or email


Sunday 25 June

2006 MUSIC ON WINTER SUNDAYS FREE CONCERT TOPS Orchestra. Macquarie Theatre, 2.30pm. Admittance is on a first-come first-served basis and seating is limited to 495 people. Please note free parking is available in W4 and X3 carparks only. A fee of $7.00 applies for parking in any other carpark location on campus. Tickets can be purchased from coin-operated machines in the carparks. Contact: Mrs Kerry Klujin, Tel: 9850 7460, Fax: 9850 6153, Email:


Wednesday 28 June

CRITICAL AND CULTURAL STUDIES SOMATECHNICS SEMINAR Architectonic Bodies. All welcome between 3.00pm–5.00pm in W6A 827. Light refreshments served. For further details see For further enquiries contact Dr Joseph Pugliese x8863 or Jessica Cadwallader x8778.


Thursday 29 June

INDIGENOUS ART EXHIBITION The evening will include a commentary and tour of the Indigenous art works from the private collection of Di Yerbury and the University’s collection by former Vice-Chancellor and Gallery curator, Professor Di Yerbury. Music will be provided by Indigenous band “Nature Nature”. Light refreshments will be served. Macquarie University Art Gallery, E11A, Macquarie University Campus, 6.00pm. RSVP: by Friday 23 June to the Alumni Office. Telephone: (02) 9850 7310, Fax: (02) 9850 9478 or email: No charge however bookings are essential.




Sunday 2 July

2006 MUSIC ON WINTER SUNDAYS FREE CONCERT City of Sydney Wind Ensemble . Macquarie Theatre, 2.30pm. Admittance is on a first-come first-served basis and seating is limited to 495 people. Please note free parking is available in W4 and X3 carparks only. A fee of $7.00 applies for parking in any other carpark location on campus. Tickets can be purchased from coin-operated machines in the carparks. Contact: Mrs Kerry Klujin, Tel: 9850 7460, Fax: 9850 6153, Email:


Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July

18 TH WOMEN, MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYMENTRELATIONS CONFERENCE This conference is presented by the Labour-Management Studies Foundation at the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney. Special discount rate $1350.00 including GST for Macquarie University staff and students. Please visit: for a brochure and conference information. Enquiries: Pam x8985


Sunday 30 July

2006 MUSIC ON WINTER SUNDAYS FREE CONCERT Richard Pulley. violinist with David Miller, AM, pianist. Macquarie Theatre, 2.30pm. Admittance is on a first-come first-served basis and seating is limited to 495 people. Please note free parking is available in W4 and X3 carparks only. A fee of $7.00 applies for parking in any other carpark location on campus. Tickets can be purchased from coin-operated machines in the carparks. Contact: Mrs Kerry Klujin, Tel: 9850 7460, Fax: 9850 6153, Email:

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The next issue of Staff News will be published on Friday 16 June 2006.

All items to be submitted in writing or by emailing by 12 noon, Tuesday 13 June 2006.

Michelle Coventry, LNC 323, x7381, fax x7391


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