• And Boyd said: 'let there be light'

    Recent graduate Boyd Whalan is devising a simple, cheap form of solar lighting to improve the lives of people in Ghana.

  • When the PM wants advice...

    Michael L’Estrange has had a distinguished career as a diplomat and adviser to both sides of politics, most recently as a member of the government’s expert panel on asylum seekers.

  • Australia Day Honours

    University alumni were strongly represented in the Australia Day Honours, announced in January.

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Events calendar

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