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Philanthropy has become a top priority for Australia’s universities amid federal funding uncertainty, with specialist staff numbers rising sharply and pressure on senior leadership to court big donors.

In the aftermath of the Black Saturday bushfires, Kate Giljohann looked for a better way to protect plants and wildlife in the face of extreme environmental changes.

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Yemeni national Kamilia Al-Eriani investigated how her country’s 2011 pro-democracy uprising was impacted by a deeply-embedded culture of apprehension.

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Alejandro Téllez Vargas explored just how tough it is for people with disabilities to become professional musicians.

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While all roads seemingly lead to the Shrine of Remembrance on this day, the spirit of the Anzacs links Australian generations far and wide, reports Aleksandra Bliszczyk.

Comic book sequel fails to master both its ironic and sincere tones, writes Anders Furze.

The genre-mashing Colossal is a refreshing take on much-mined material, writes Anders Furze.

Activist and photographer Ali MC is responding to Burma leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s denial of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in the country’s western Rakhine state.

India has 4 million children living on its streets, and 150 million more working as bonded labourers.

Standing alone as thousands of protesters passed him on Swanston Street in Melbourne’s CBD, Kabil Kumar held steady against Melbourne’s stormy Palm Sunday weather to hoist a red and yellow flag depicting a tiger jumping through a circle of bullets.

Establishing specialist clinics, especially in the regions, would likely liberate thousands of Australians from chronic pain, and save Australia millions of dollars, reports Krati Garg.

Noted philanthropist and barrister Allan Myers takes on a new role as universities become increasingly reliant on donors. He talked to Anders Furze.

Shaun Kemp investigated the complexities of offering Chinese language in the Victorian public school system.

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Australian law reform was being undermined by a lack of resources for a key legal authority and by the powers of money and parliament, according to the former High Court judge Michael Kirby.

Protecting future fertility is becoming a key driver in the treatment of childhood cancers, as survival rates climb beyond 80 per cent.

A magistrate has told Victoria’s rail regulator to rethink its prosecution of Metro Trains following the death of a Melbourne youth at a suburban railway station three years ago.

Cyclists campaigning for an end to Australia’s compulsory helmet laws took to their bikes in Melbourne on Saturday in hats and caps, helmets, or no headgear whatsoever.

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A US-based digital journalism expert says public broadcasters such as the ABC can help offset the “fake news” phenomenon that some argue influenced the 2016 US election.

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The sports media in Australia is “still pale, male and stale,” broadcaster and writer Angela Pippos has told a panel discussion on women in sport and journalism.

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A new documentary featuring David Stratton is just one of the veteran film critic’s many current projects, he explains to Anders Furze.

A select band of artists were invited to peek inside Melbourne University’s plant collection, reports Anders Furze.

Migration, and local interest, has established Hinduism as Australia’s fastest growing religion, reports Krati Garg.

The ethical management of zoos is critical to ensuring that species thrive in captivity, according to Jenny Gray.

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Two of Australia’s biggest retailers, Target and Kmart, have been praised for embracing a ‘new normal’ after including people with disability and from diverse cultural backgrounds in their advertising.

Religious advocacy groups have a long history of working with the United Nations, pushing back against progressive interpretations of the terms ‘family’ and ‘marriage’ as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Teaching Australian school children about sustainability appears to be a case of hit and miss despite a decade-long push to make it a priority across the national curriculum.

It’s a kind of ‘Big Issue for artists’, says the man behind an initiative providing an outlet for the disadvantaged, reports Krati Garg.

Mixed performances drive competing perspectives in the veteran director’s latest epic, reports Anders Furze.

The Australian media has long neglected its young readers, with only a handful of publications catering specifically for children over the course of the last hundred years. But things are changing, reports Krati Garg.

The future of film criticism in Australia is under a cloud, with the number of full-time salaried critics in the country down to a handful – by some estimates, just two people – in the face of a perfect storm of technological disruption, cratering freelance rates and arts funding cuts.

Moving science forward took on new meaning when Buffy Gorrilla volunteered for a medical trial.

There are more than two million people behind bars in the United States. Kate Stanton meets an Australian woman who fell in love with one of them.

The annual New News conference is a collaboration between Melbourne University’s Centre for Advancing Journalism and The Wheeler Centre

 

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Dozens of music-loving Melbourne teenagers are spending part of their summer holidays learning to rock and roll at a music mentorship program, reports Kate Stanton

An aviation mystery that could involve the famous German World War I pilot known as the Red Baron has been quietly unfolding at a museum in Moorabbin in Melbourne’s south-east.

The Greens’ brand is appealing to a new breed in Melbourne’s gentrifying inner-north and, suddenly, Labor finds itself on the back foot, reports Daniel Connell.   

Sanctuary traditionally means a place of shelter or protection, yet people can seek sanctuary in a shared pastime, a beloved companion or even in simple human contact.  In this video series, Seeking Sanctuary, The Citizen examines what sanctuary means in modern-day Australia.  

“Melbourne’s culture is very much affiliated with tattoos, art and creativity,” says Melissa Yu, event manager for the Australian International Tattoo Expo, which is touring capital cities.

Anders Furze nominates his top 10 films for 2016 . . . and throws in a set of steak knives.

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Sanctuary traditionally means a place of shelter or protection, yet people can seek sanctuary in a shared pastime, a beloved companion or even in simple human contact.  In this video series, Seeking Sanctuary, The Citizen examines what sanctuary means in modern-day Australia.  

Sanctuary traditionally means a place of shelter or protection, yet people can seek sanctuary in a shared pastime, a beloved companion or even in simple human contact.  In this video series, Seeking Sanctuary, The Citizen examines what sanctuary means in modern-day Australia.  

Sanctuary traditionally means a place of shelter or protection, yet people can seek sanctuary in a shared pastime, a beloved companion or even in simple human contact.  In this video series, Seeking Sanctuary, The Citizen examines what sanctuary means in modern-day Australia.  

Superheroes have dominated the entertainment industry since 2000’s X-Men, a dark and politically conscious blockbuster that unleashed an endless stream of movies and television shows about mutants, demigods and caped crusaders.

The Citizen has been named best student journalism publication for 2016, landing the Dr Charles Stuart Prize in this year’s Ossie awards.

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Sexpo is Australia’s largest annual trade show celebrating sex and sexuality. 

A crowd-sourced project is helping to introduce Australians to the American movement that’s finding its way Down Under.

Bluestone. Victoria would not be Victoria without it, and Melbourne would look very different without its historical laneways or its dark and brooding colonial edifices.

Ford’s destruction of material in its Australian archives is “morally wrong”, according to a former employee who co-wrote the history of the company in Australia.

Academics, journalists and aid workers are often called upon to go where others fear to tread. Krati Garg reports on efforts to keep them safe in the field, including an innovative university subject and new technology. 

Analysts believe the US commitment to the Asia-Pacific is likely to stick, regardless of the bitter and controversial campaign rhetoric and the prospect of new policy settings in the Oval Office. Malarvili Meganathan canvasses views on the regional economic, political and security challenges facing America’s next president.