Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is an Australian university with an emphasis on real-world courses and applied research. Based in Brisbane with strong global connections, it has 40,000 students, including 6,000 from overseas.

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Could the News of The World phone tapping scandal bring down the Murdoch empire? AAP

News Corp phone tapping scandal: the empire under attack

The News Of The World phone-tapping scandal continues to escalate, presenting media proprietor Rupert Murdoch and his News Corp managers with what is the most damaging issue they have faced since The Sun’s…
A quarter of the Brisbane households did not have high-nutrition food. AAP

Poor diet linked to myriad factors, not just poor pay

A recent Queensland study has found the purported link between socioeconomic status and food choices leading to bad behaviour among children and ill-health among adults may be misunderstood. The study…
The SA legislation aims to end intolerable suffering. Timothy K Hamilton

The long road to legalising euthanasia in South Australia

With the South Australian parliament passing its latest euthanasia bill to committee stage, there is a real possibility locals will be given the right to end their life. And with an unprecedented number…
People who live on busy roads are at greater risk of pre-term births.

Counting the ways vehicle emissions (still) make us sick

The body of evidence on the unhealthy effects of traffic pollution is now longer than a stretch limo. Our recent Queensland study found pregnant women exposed to greater levels of traffic pollution had…
Natalie Tran’s Community Channel video diary now attracts advertising. YouTube

Hey download generation, your future is up on YouTube

Do-it-yourself bloggers, video diarists (vloggers), artists with their pixel-palettes of innumerable hues, sounds and images – the explosion of online content creation is one of the contemporary wonders…
The Australian media landscape is undergoing another wave of consolidation.

WAN horse town just the beginning for media mergers

West Australian Newspapers’ $4.1B proposed purchase of the Seven Media Group to create the country’s biggest listed media group is correctly viewed by industry insiders as the start of a wider consolidation…
Barren: the public is being let down on climate change reporting.

The science of reporting climate change

Foundation Essay – In his recent statements on the poor state of the Australian debate on global warming (meaning discussion of its causes, and how to deal with it in policy terms) Professor Ross Garnaut…

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