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20 December 2012
Taking your seat as a newly-elected member of parliament can be a daunting experience, but a program run by the Crawford School’s Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) is helping Papua New Guinea’s new parliamentarians find their feet.

Showing the parliamentary ropes

Taking your seat as a newly-elected member of parliament can be a daunting experience.

19 December 2012
Detention Centre on Nauru.

Asylum decision threatens aid effectiveness

A government decision is undermining aid effectiveness according to STEPHEN HOWES.

17 December 2012
Shinzo Abe

Japan: an election for what or to where?

Disquiet about the country's political leadership and future direction, writes PETER DRYSDALE.

14 December 2012
Picture of Des Ball

Before the books

With this year marking 25 years of Des Ball’s special professorship at ANU, ROBERT O’NEILL reflects on the early days of a remarkable career.

13 December 2012
The researchers had to battle rough seas in a dinghy.

The rocky road to research

Battling rough high seas in a dinghy, incurring the wrath of village sorcerers and making school teachers flee in fear – the path to research can be much more than trawling through books.

12 December 2012
John Braithwaite. Photo by Darren Boyd.

Award winner urges justice for rape victims

A justice prize-winning academic outlines how society can better ensure justice for victims of rape.

12 December 2012
Des Ball. Photo by Darren Boyd.

Insurgent intellectual

In a career of almost 50 years – 25 at ANU as special professor – Des Ball has been an academic of both reflection and action.

11 December 2012
Andrew Walker. Photo by Belinda Pratten.

Spirits and serendipity

The most interesting research sometimes comes from taking the road less travelled, writes ANDREW WALKER.

11 December 2012
Professor Philip Alston. Photo by Tyrone Mason.

International action needed to stop covert killings

Leading international law expert warns covert killings are eroding the rule of law.

11 December 2012
Japan Self Defence Force T-4 Blue Impulse fighter jets fly in formation. Photo by ARTS_FoxFire1 on Flickr.com

Alliance with Japan carries risk

Leading defence expert Hugh White warns against the potential risk involved in an Australia-Japan alliance.

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