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RegNet PhD students are high fliers in scholarship awards

17 November 2017

Three of our PhD students – Felicity Gray, Daniel Reeders and Chacko Thomas – have been awarded Endeavour Scholarships for 2018.

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Deepening Indigenous poverty in the Northern Territory

14 November 2017

Anti-Poverty Week is a time when all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship.

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Pathways through fear: regulating sorcery accusation related violence

14 November 2017

Many different types of fear are involved in the expression of this form of violence, and so it is a useful site to investigate the relationship between regulation and fear.


Small potent doses of illegal drugs are evading authorities but having a huge impact

13 November 2017

Small quantities of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl are being smuggled past customs barriers and used to create recreational drugs, which are spreading at an alarming rate with the help of cryptocurrencies.

Time for costly medicine monopolies to go from TPP trade talks

13 November 2017

Negotiators from 11 countries have been racing to resurrect the near-dead Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this weekend. Dr Townsend discusses potential changes in the pipeline for rules affecting biologic drugs, an expensive class of medicines often used to treat conditions such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.

Applications now open for Philippines Project Visiting Fellowships and Collaborative Research Grants

02 November 2017

The ANU Philippines Project is now accepting applications for its Visiting Fellowsh

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Modern slavery in remote Australia?

02 November 2017

In a recent article in Arena, RegNet’s Jon Altman reviews the design and effectiveness of the Community Development Program (CDP) and explains why it should be ab

The power of collective action

30 October 2017

At Global Ideas Forum 2017, Sharon Friel sat down with Global Ideas’ Director Naveen Tenneti for a broad-ranging discussion about public health, the way corporations can both help and hinder climat

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Criminal trade in new synthetic drugs

20 October 2017

The criminal trade in new synthetic drugs is profitable, sophisticated, dangerous, and rapidly expanding. In this latest research from RegNet’s Roderic Broadhurst, he examines the transnational links between organised crime groups, and the implications of the expansion of the trade for law enforcement agencies in Asia and Oceania.

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Regulation and governance in the Philippines

20 October 2017

The Philippines has undergone rapid policy change from the 1990s until today.


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