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Established in 1890, the University of Tasmania is the fourth oldest university in Australia. UTAS is committed to the creation, preservation, communication and application of knowledge, as well as excellence in all teaching, research and scholarly activities.

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From dispossession to massacres, the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission sets a new standard for truth-telling

The Yoo-rrook Justice Commission is a royal commission seeking truth-telling on the historical and contemporary injustices experienced by First Nations peoples in Victoria.
Frederic Eggleston presented his credentials to Chinese President Lin Sen (林森) at an official reception in Chungking on 28 October 1941. Sydney Morning Herald, November 12 1941

The Chungking Legation: Australia’s first diplomatic mission to China, 80 years ago

Under the shadow of World War II, Australia began to form its own foreign policy, separate from the British Empire. A legation in China was Australia’s third foreign outpost.
Virtual reality may be a useful tool to increase public awareness and empathy for ocean environments. (Shutterstock)

Virtual reality may help us develop empathy for oceans and marine life

Empathy is an important factor in getting people to act on environmental issues. Virtual reality can bring oceans closer to home for those who can’t experience the wealth of marine ecosystems.
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Smoke from the Black Summer fires created an algal bloom bigger than Australia in the Southern Ocean

This enormous, unprecedented algal bloom could have profound implications for carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and for the marine ecosystem.

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