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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Part protest, part dance party, part autobiography, Flexn tells stories of police brutality and racism in dance. Stephanie Berger, Courtesy of Park Avenue Armory

A new protest movement: Flexn your message through dance

Flex, a dance style that originated in Jamaica in the 1990s, has evolved into a protest movement in the US that enables its practitioners to articulate their experiences of racism, police brutality and violence.
A better society is one way to motivate people to take action on climate change,. Earth image from www.shutterstock.com

People around the world will act on climate change to create a better society: study

If we can convince people that climate change is real and important, then surely they will act: this intuitive idea underlies many efforts to communicate climate change to the public. But it may not be the best way.
Queensland Police Commissioner Terry Lewis was a target of the Fitzgerald Inquiry. Supplied

Book extract: All Fall Down

Matthew Condon’s new book, All Fall Down, ends Queensland Police Commissioner Terry Lewis’ story amid the demise of the Rat Pack and their corrupt system of graft payments known as “The Joke”.
Marine Le Pen met les choses au point. David Oranje/Flickr

Les régionales, test de la stratégie présidentielle du FN

La conjonction entre une situation économique alarmante et la crise des migrants en Europe pourrait bien servir de marchepied à Marine Le Pen, engagée dans une tentative de banalisation du FN.

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, August 2015

Australian public affairs have continued to be turbulent during August 2015 (to say nothing of September, which will be covered in our next update), and the arrival of Huffington Post Australia as the…
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One year on: the SNP, the BBC, and the Scottish neverendum

The Scottish National Party (SNP) hate the BBC, which may sound harsh but makes sense when you think about it. The BBC – the British Broadcasting Corporation – is the ultimate symbol of Union, the cultural…
The balance of trade positions of Australian agriculture and food manufacturing have deteriorated since FTAs with New Zealand, the United States and Thailand have come into play. Flickr/Phil Greenhalgh

Free trade agreements fail to boost Australian agriculture and food manufacturing

Analysis of free trade agreements with New Zealand, the US and Thailand show these failed to boost Australian agriculture and food imports.
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Those damned meejah!

It might be thought a tad ironic that Tony Abbott, having benefited so much from the cheerleading of the News Corp tabloids in his rise to the prime ministership, should now appear to blame the “febrile…
Even in a dreary office, by understanding how your brain works you can change how it feels to be there. from www.shutterstock.com

Health Check: Stressed at work? How to beat common traps in the rat race

In many of the workplaces I visit as a neuroscientist, stressed workers behave much like addicted lab rats. But you don't have to quit the rat race to start feeling better at work.

News Corp and the future of public service media

I’ve been teaching students in Hong Kong about the relationship between politics and the media, and wanted to illustrate the sometimes problematic relationship between media and power. So I showed them…

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