Rewriting the Anzac myth: Recognising Indigenous soldiers on the war front

By CAP student correspondent Diana Tung

Research undertaken at The Australian National University and collaborating universities has confirmed that the contributions of Indigenous peoples to Australia’s defence over the 20th century have not been adequately recognised until recently.

Former ANU Dean of Asian Studies presented with the Merdeka Award in Malaysia

By Student Correspondent, Dot Mason

Professor Anthony Milner, Basham Professor of Asian History at ANU (1994-2013) and Dean of Asian Studies (1996-2005, was awarded the prestigious Merdeka Award in Malaysia last week.

New clue may reveal the fate of famous French explorer

An anthropologist at the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific may have stumbled across a clue to resolving one of the most enduring mysteries of Pacific history - the fate of famous French navigator, Jean François de Galaup, Comte de La Pérouse who disappeared in 1788.

The voyage of Comte de La Pérouse. Image: ANU.

ASEAN and Australia beyond 50

Australia, as ASEAN’s longest-standing partner, should support its multilateralism, look for opportunities to deepen the relationship, and show area-specific leadership in Southeast Asia, Huong Le Thu writes.

Labor's foreign policy navigates international disruption

A 360-degree scan is as necessary in taking one’s policy bearings as it is in determining one’s geospatial position.

Speaking at the Australian National University’s annual Australia 360 event on Tuesday, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong chronicled Labor’s foreign policy vision for Asia.

“Recognising where we’ve been is a vital part of knowing where we are, and both are essential if we are to chart the course to where we need to go,” Senator Wong said.

“You can’t steer the ship of state if you don’t know where you’re going.”

Call for G20 action on energy issues

An international climate policy expert at The Australian National University (ANU) has called on G20 leaders to take concrete steps to reduce fossil-fuel subsidies and reform global energy governance.

Dr Christian Downie said the G20 has been struggling to deal with fossil fuel subsidies, despite pledging to phase them out in 2009.

"Billions and billions of dollars are spent by national governments every year subsidising fossil fuels when climate scientists tell us we need to be rapidly reducing global emissions," Dr Downie said.

Professor Li Narangoa awarded State Medal of Friendship by Mongolian President

At the recent 2017 Mongolia Update held at ANU, Professor Li Narangoa was awarded the Mongolian State Medal of Friendship, the second highest medal issued by the Mongolian President.

Professor Narangoa received the Medal for her cumulative work in building cultural exchanges between Mongolia and Australia through projects such as establishing the Mongolia Institute and setting up Mongolian Studies.

SPEECH - Professor James Clapper AO address to the National Press Club


Thanks very much for having me today. It is an honor for me to do this. I have some prepared remarks I would like to deliver, but they will be shorter, I think, than you are used to.I have read some transcripts of events here at the Press Club, so am very much looking forward to the famous "frank and fearless" Q&A session.

ANU ranked first in Australia, top 20 globally

The Australian National University (ANU) has reaffirmed its position as Australia's top university and among the top 20 universities in the world.

The latest QS World University Rankings for 2018 rated ANU at 20 in the world, up two places on last year and among the great research and educational institutions of the world.

The result places ANU among the top 0.1 percent of the 26,000 universities around the world.

The curiosity and complexity of control in China

Shadow Assistant Treasurer Dr Andrew Leigh MP, together with scholars from the Australian Centre on China in the World at ANU have launched the 2016 China Story Yearbook on “Control”.

Co-Editor and Deputy Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, Associate Professor Jane Golley introduced the audience to the diverse ways in which Xi Jinping exerts control.

“The Party-state’s ‘banned list’ includes American horror movies, Bon Jovi, April Fool’s Day, Muslim names as well as Pokémon GO,” said Associate Professor Golley.


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