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Covid-19 Media and Commentary

The COVID-19 Pandemic is affecting all of our families, businesses, communities, and our Australian way of life. During this challenging time, our researchers have contributed to research, media and commentary. Here are some of their contributions:

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Congratulations to Joseph Mackay who is the recipient of the 2019 Pat Weller Prize.  Joseph is the winner of the highest grade in the first year Trimester one course, Introduction to Politics, within the Bachelor of Government and International Relations.

The Award is presented annually by Emeritus Professor Pat Weller to encourage students’ academic excellence in the field of political science.  Well done Joseph.


Congratulations to all our Centre members who have published in 2019.  We were honoured to have Vice Chancellor Professor Carolyn Evans officiate at the Book Launch. We acknowledged and celebrated the release of 9 books on a variety of subjects within the political science discipline.

Centre authors included: Duncan McDonnell; Tu Nguyen; Sara Davies; Huiyun Feng and Kai He; Xu Yi-chong; Luis Cabrera; Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh; Liz van Acker and Giorel Curran.

To find out more about our members recent publications please go to the Publications page below.

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