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Established in 1964, Macquarie University is a major Australian public teaching and research university. It is a dynamic, flexible and engaged university committed to excellence in teaching and global citizenship with a large and growing investment in research.


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Woolies – not Masters of Risk

It has been said, rather cruelly, that risk management is 99% hindsight after 1% perspiration. That is because many failures of risk management only come to light after a disaster happens. But that is…
Guess what: post-tourism isn’t all that different from ordinary, run-of-the-mill tourism. David Blackwell.

Authentic outsiders? Welcome to the age of the ‘post-tourist

The term 'post-tourist' is commonly used to refer to a new breed of travellers, those who eschew common 'hotspots', immersing themselves in "local culture" for an extended period of time. And yet ...

Banks to stay - not go!

It is such a shame that the story of lemmings rushing pell-mell over a cliff to their deaths is just a myth created by Walt Disney because it describes really well the panic that sometimes grips financial…
Reading is a complicated task and it can go wrong in many different ways.

Seven myths about dyslexia put to rest

Dyslexia is often poorly understood by the public, leading people to attribute a problem they have, like bad spelling, to dyslexia. Here are the most common misconceptions explained.

Making Money is Taxing

Income tax returns are back in the news but as Herman Wouk, the prizewinning author of the Caine Mutiny quipped Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today. A little thought…
A new study examines the responses of Australian authors, publishers and readers to global changes in the contemporary publishing environment.

How to read the Australian book industry in a time of change

A study into the responses of Australian authors, publishers and readers to global changes in the contemporary publishing environment suggests authors are being innovative, but financial rewards can be elusive.

Crowdfunding – Not so Innovative?

Aldous Huxley wrote That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history Crowdfunding is the new big thing. The Member for Wentworth, now Prime…

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