Asia-Pacific Research

2020 Sep 14 - 8:18pm
It was a calamity in cultural terms likened to the destruction of the Buddhist statues of Bamyan and the ancient city of Palmyra.  The explosive eradication of two Aboriginal sites in West Australia’s Juukan Gorge in May, said to be …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Australia, Juukan Gorge Caves, rio tinto
2020 Aug 24 - 1:41pm
“Limitation is essential to authority.  A government is legitimate only if it is effectively limited.” – Lord Acton It is a study both troublesome and perplexing.  To what end can a state trample on human rights ostensibly to preserve such …
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2020 Aug 21 - 12:24pm
Scandalous underpayment has become common fare at Australia’s universities.  An inverse relationship can be identified here: the wealthier the institution, the more likely it will short change staff and avoid coughing up the cash.  If anything is coughed up, it …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Australia, Australian education, covid-19
2020 Aug 10 - 9:52pm
Stop Golden Rice Network (SGRN) will be launching its week long activity to protest the possible commercialization of Golden Rice this week. The campaign will comprise different sets of activities per day and will conclude on August 8, the “International …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Agriculture, Food, golden rice
2020 Jul 7 - 4:24pm
The state of Victoria is being sealed off from the rest of Australia.  On Tuesday, at 11.59pm, the border with New South Wales will be shut with publicised resoluteness.  It is happening at the insistence of politicians across the country …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Australia, Victoria lockdown
2020 Jul 6 - 8:43pm
It all looked like it was going so well for Australia and Victoria, in particular.  They could point to the mishandling of the Ruby Princess, a cruise ship that docked in Sydney and whose passengers disembarked chocked with coronavirus, precipitating …
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