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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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A relative of asylum seekers being held on Nauru cries at a press conference to launch an Amnesty International report. Reuters/David Gray

Robert Manne: How we came to be so cruel to asylum seekers

It has been the absolutism embedded in Australian immigration culture of control that helps explain our hardline policy history on asylum seekers.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred over the direction of the Supreme Court, immigration, the economy, and fitness to lead. Reuters

Clinton and Trump meet in final presidential debate: experts respond

The Conversation's experts respond to the third and final US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The ascendency of Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines is just one of the shifts away from liberalism in southeast Asia. Reuters/Lean Daval Jr

Differences on liberalism provide Asia’s latest faultline

Shifts in southeast Asian countries' political leadership has led to another worrying region-wide shift: away from liberalism.
Research shows that Wikipedia is one of the most read sources of medical information by the general public across the world. jfcherry/Flickr

Wikipedia is already the world’s ‘Dr Google’ – it’s time for doctors and researchers to make it better

Medical entries on Wikipedia are widely consulted across the world. Doctors and medical researchers need to make efforts to ensure the content on the online collaborative encyclopedia is accurate.
The release of CCTV footage of Melbourne woman Jill Meagher’s last moments via social media channels assisted in apprehending her killer. AAP

Social media and crime: the good, the bad and the ugly

Like many other advancements in communication technology, social media has a good, a bad and an ugly side when it comes to its relationship with crime, criminal justice and the law.
Reuters/Mike Segar

The great policy void

The past week has been particularly shocking for those taking an interest in the US presidential race. This is remarkable given how shocking the race has already been. The fallout from the leaked Access…
Statistics: if you torture the data enough, they will confess. clemsonunivlibrary/ Flickr

One reason so many scientific studies may be wrong

P hacking is manipulating data and research methods to achieve statistical signifiance. And it could be why so many research papers are false.
Reuters/Mike Segar

Volatility, thy name is Trump

Temperament has become a key theme this presidential season. Who has the right kind of temperament to be president of the United States? This question has been thrown around so often, including by the…
Young actors give voice to what teenage boys think about porn – how often they watch it, who they watch it with and why. Sol Rumbl, Ari Maza Long, Sam Salem and Jack Palit in Gonzo. Photo credit Sarah Walke.

Gonzo: we need to talk about young men and porn

Drawing on surveys and group discussions with teenage boys about their use of pornography, Gonzo provides a window into young men’s experiences that's in equal parts funny, engaging, and confronting.

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