The Standard

The Standard is an online publication showcasing journalism by students at Swinburne University. The Standard runs stories on a wide range of topical issues, including cruelty to animals, cashing in superannuation to cover costs of IVF, drug purchases online, the impact on children of jailed parents, the stigma of mental illness, and exploitation of young people in theContinue reading “The Standard”

Australian Parliamentary Library – Summer Research Scholarship Program

The Australian Parliamentary Library is seeking applications for its 2017 Summer Research Scholarship program. The Scholarships are open to honours and postgraduate students. Scholars have the opportunity to spend six weeks in the Parliamentary Library in Canberra conducting research on a topic of relevance to the Commonwealth Parliament. The subject can be historical or contemporaryContinue reading “Australian Parliamentary Library – Summer Research Scholarship Program”

Dancing the donation tango

The Australian Electoral Commission’s latest political finance figures show how closely entwined are government and the development industry, writes James Murphy 4 FEBRUARY 2016 – Reprinted from Inside Story The release of the Australian Electoral Commission’s latest political donations data provoked the usual rush to unearth hidden scandals. Clive Palmer’s $5 million donation to hisContinue reading “Dancing the donation tango”

Call for Expression of Interest for 2016 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program

Swinburne University of Technology Internships in Political Research, Semester 2, 2016 Call for Expression of Interest for 2016 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program Overview: Swinburne University of Technology has been invited to participate in the prestigious Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program (VPIP) in semester 2, 2016. Established in 1990, the program has seen over 1,000 interns completeContinue reading “Call for Expression of Interest for 2016 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program”

Why voter demographics are the key to the White House

By Bryan Cranston This article is the second of a two-part feature, which aims to provide an understanding of the US presidential election process. The first article of this two-part feature, Predicting the Outcome of 2016 US Presidential Election, examined the Electoral College, and the use of probability to reasonably predict which party will win theContinue reading “Why voter demographics are the key to the White House”

Critical Encounters: An ASSH Conference run for and by Postgraduate Students

Call for Papers Critical Encounters: A Conference for and by Postgraduate Students  A one-day event for students in the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH) Wednesday 4th of November, 8:30am-4:30pm AGSE Building, Swinburne University of Technology Hawthorn campus, Melbourne This conference is for postgraduate students based in ASSH which includes Education, Film and Television, Games and Animation, Languages, Media and Communication (including Writing), Philosophy, Politics, Sociology,Continue reading “Critical Encounters: An ASSH Conference run for and by Postgraduate Students”

Cultural Study Tour: Nepal for 2016

The official closing date for applications for the Cultural Study Tour: Nepal for 2016 was last Friday (19th June)…but if you get your application into the system by COB this Friday (26th June) your application will still be considered in this first round of applications. If you have questions/concerns please don’t hesitate to get inContinue reading “Cultural Study Tour: Nepal for 2016”

Internship at the US Consulate Melbourne

POL30003 Internship in Political Research: Internship at the US Consulate in Melbourne. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: C.O.B. 2 June. The U.S. Consulate General Melbourne is looking for non-American undergraduate students to experience working alongside the Consulate’s American and Australian employees as they work on the day-to-day business, political, economic, media, and organizational issues of the United States and Australia. This program will run during the second semester with opportunities for internship within the Public Affairs Section of the Consulate. 2015.

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