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La Trobe University was established in 1964. It takes a brave, bold approach to higher education and delivers socially responsible, inclusive, relevant and radical teaching, learning and research. La Trobe University is also a leading provider of regional higher education in Australia.


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Charlie Sheen revealed he is HIV positive and has spent millions paying people to keep quiet. Why? Reuterspics/Mike Segar

Charlie Sheen and ten million dollars worth of HIV stigma

That Charlie Sheen would have to pay millions of dollars to keep his HIV status private is indicative of the level of stigma still attached to it.
Narcissism is the current favoured scapegoat for our interpersonal and social ills. Beks

Why are we so obsessed with self-obsession?

Narcissism is the current favoured scapegoat for our interpersonal and social ills. But guess what? We are all infected – especially you!
The apparent seesaw in health journalism causes science fatigue in the public mind. David/Flickr

Science fatigue keeps us clinging to bad health habits

The media constantly bombards us with the latest research on a plethora of topics without much nuance on its quality or relevance. So how can we trust science if it can't seem to make up its own mind?
Regional students won’t necessarily be able to access the course they want to study.

Four barriers to higher education regional students face – and how to overcome them

High school drop-out rates combined with costly travel and living expenses puts regional students at a disadvantage when applying to universities in Australia.
North Korea’s Donju have acquired a degree of wealth such that they can invest in larger enterprises. Reuters/Carlos Barria

The rise and rise of North Korea’s ‘money masters’

The rise of a class of nouveau riche North Koreans is changing the dynamics of the nation's economy and reshaping the relationship between the Kim government and the North Korean people.

Zero tolerance for unethical sexual conduct

This week Geoffrey Marcy, Professor of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, resigned after an investigation found he had violated the sexual harassment policies of the university by engaging…
From outside the US, Donald Trump might seem a buffoon who cannot be seriously thought of as president. EPA/Erik S. Lesser

US politics set for change without regeneration

The generation who grew up during the Cold War and came to age through the unrest of Vietnam and the civil rights movement still dominate American politics.
What should higher education look like given we don’t know what the jobs of the future will be? from

A 21st-century higher education: training for jobs of the future

Only the brave or foolhardy would claim knowledge about the shape of jobs for the next decade, let alone the rest of the 21st century. So what kind of tertiary education can prepare students?
While Julie Bishop stays on as foreign minister, domestic political calculations might be less of a factor in policy if the government can put dire opinion polls behind it. AAP/Lukas Coch

Can foreign policy be freed from populist politicking?

Australia will benefit if a Turnbull government pursues a foreign policy agenda attuned more to regional and global goals and developments, and less to domestic political challenges.
Malcolm Turnbull (right) will replace Tony Abbott (left) as Australia’s prime minister after a partyroom spill. AAP

Turnbull defeats Abbott, set to become prime minister: experts respond

The Conversation's experts react to Malcolm Turnbull's defeat of Tony Abbott in a ballot for the Liberal Party leadership.
Rupert Murdoch is nothing if not a prolific tweeter. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Why does Rupert Murdoch bother with Twitter?

Why would a man with so much media power at his fingertips, and political power on three continents to match, choose to expose himself to the raw landscape of the Twittersphere?

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