Time for new vision on disaster recovery

Centre for Governance and Public Policy
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A new report into natural disaster recovery in Australia reveals there is inadequate planning for many of the short and long-term impacts of disaster. Researchers from Griffith University’s Centre for Governance and Public Policy examined the impacts in Emerald, Cardwell, Marysville and Carisbrook, where communities were still recovering from flooding, cyclones and bushfires. The study […]

Women, Peace and Security – Australia’s Regional Role

Griffith Asia Institute
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As an elected member of the United Nations Security Council (2013-14) and a member of the Executive Board of UN Women (2013-2015), the Australian government is in a unique position of leadership to advance policies to protect and empower women affected by violent armed conflict globally and in the Asia Pacific region.  During the month […]

Bystander program aims to prevent violence

Arts Education Law
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Griffith University is at the forefront of a program that challenges the notion of the “innocent bystander” and aims to prevent violence against women. Dr Shannon Spriggs, a Research Fellow within Griffith’s Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, said the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program taught bystanders the skills and confidence to […]

Adam Scott scholarship a ‘great reward’

Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
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When champion golfer Adam Scott came within a whisker of winning the British Open last year, high school student Toby Cooper watched the agony from rural Coolatai in northern NSW. Twelve months later, Scott was again in the reckoning at The Open, seizing the lead halfway through the final round at Muirfield. This time 19-year-old […]

Teaching citation sings Sarah’s praises

Arts Education Law
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Singing a karaoke version of Teenage Dirtbag, the 2000 hit by American band Wheatus, is not the most conventional way to launch one’s tertiary education. However, Dr Sarah Baker has no qualms about challenging her first-year students in this manner. In fact, the Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Griffith University’s School of Humanities believes the song is an […]

International success for student film

Features
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In the future, water is a thing of the past. This is the story brought to life in the short film, Rain, which is rapidly gaining attention on the international film festival circuit.   Written, directed and produced by Griffith Film School students, 22-year-old Henry Boffin and 21-year-old Liam Heyen, the film follows an old […]