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Finding the high way

Thursday 27 July 2017

Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street

In our society ethical questions such as those to do with marriage, crime and punishment, the beginnings and endings of life and freedom of speech are often 'highway' issues. 

Bookending Australia's history

Thursday 13 July 2017

Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street

In manorial houses bookends were impressive in their own right, ready to bear the weight of expectation that was placed on their lords. The carvings, the shields and the embossing matched the conviction, embodied in the texts and documents housed between them, that this was no ordinary house, the history held between the bookends no ordinary history.

New scholarship, ancient culture

Monday 10 July 2017

Media and Communications Office

Nathan Pitt is the inaugural winner of the Frances Xavier Conaci scholarship which will assist him to study at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) Rome Centre this month as part of his International Core Curriculum studies.

A second-year Bachelor of Psychological Science student at ACU’s Brisbane Campus, Nathan is an Aboriginal student from Brisbane, with cultural connections to Yieman country. Nathan plans to pursue a career providing mental health support to remote communities. A particular interest is examining criminal or forensic psychology in order to work with incarcerated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Inspirational trek through outback raises $50,000 for vulnerable babies

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Media and Communications Office

Melbourne mum-of-three George McMahon and her friend Hollie Gooden are celebrating after completing an epic 1,720 kilometre walk and bike ride across Australia to raise money and awareness about premature birth and stillbirth.

George and Hollie set off from Alice Springs on Thursday 1 June and followed the Tanami Track, crossing both the Tanami and Great Sandy deserts – widely recognised as some of the most isolated and arid terrain in Australia. They finished just over a month later at Cable Beach in Western Australia on Sunday 2 July.