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The Conversation

The lesser known story of India's role in Ethiopian land deals

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imageIndia has become the biggest land investor in Ethiopia. There are concerns at the behaviour of Indian firms in the Gambela ecological hotspot. Shutterstock

The global food price crises between 2008 and 2009 led countries that bore the brunt of the catastrophe to look elsewhere for agricultural land to mitigate the effects.

In 2008 prices of some...

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Why water flows down: how young students create new music

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imageCan all young children – or only prodigies – compose music? Nick Oliver, CC BY-ND

I am a music educator. In facilitating students’ creative music making, I encourage an exploration of real-world contextual frameworks, often issues being explored in the classroom program.

On asking six-year-olds why water flows down a mountain, one...

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The off-topic Conversation #45

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Welcome to The Conversation’s off-topic space. We’ve set this up as the place where you can discuss anything that isn’t related to a specific article. Please feel free to use this space to get to know each other and talk about news elsewhere and whatever else strikes your fancy.

This is also an opportunity to discuss broader...

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Interest rates should fall no further: RBA Shadow Board

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imageThe current policy of low interest rates should end within the next six months, says the RBA Shadow Board.AAP/Dan Himbrechts

The CAMA RBA Shadow Board is a project by the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, based at the ANU, which asks industry and academic economists what interest rate the Reserve Bank of Australia should set. Timo Henckel...

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  2. Oskar Groening and our own guilt for crimes committed collectively
  3. Why Australia is so far behind the times on same-sex marriage
  4. Modi's politics of hope: aligning democracy with relentless growth
  5. We can cut Indigenous smoking and save lives – here's how
  6. Who do universities serve? Everyone, or just the elite few?
  7. Our obsession with metrics is corrupting science
  8. Will ad blocking deal the final death blow to already failing online advertising?
  9. In Search of a Direction Finding Duck in the Vaccine Debate
  10. Involve Brandis and Bishop, not just Dutton, in decisions on dual citizens
  11. Oxford's first female vice-chancellor won't end gender inequality on her own
  12. US soft power triumphs in probe of Sepp Blatter's corrupt casino
  13. The Barrier Reef is not listed as in danger, but the threats remain
  14. Increased typhoon intensity linked to ocean warming
  15. UNESCO recommends that the Great Barrier Reef should not be classed as 'in danger'
  16. Blatter survives – for now
  17. Tinkering with the ivories: Barenboim unveils his 'new' piano design
  18. Early motor skills may affect language development
  19. In Northern Ireland, not every murder is treated the same
  20. China's currency gets the IMF stamp of approval as it enters a new normal
  21. The battle over assisted dying in the UK is far from over
  22. Germanwings prompts pilot review but industry must also deal with workplace stress
  23. Team UN, world police: why we need an emergency peace service
  24. Mad Moses: beneath Max's desert rampage is a classic Jewish odyssey
  25. The Atlantic is entering a cool phase that will change the world's weather
  26. Australia reprieved – now it must prove it can care for the Reef
  27. How to save California’s precious groundwater, the ‘dark matter’ of our water world
  28. Is academic freedom a license to provoke without consequences?
  29. Social media's charts and metrics turn us into quantified digital versions of ourselves
  30. Rival fantasies: Dungeons Dragons players and their religious critics actually have a lot in common
  31. When ministry doesn’t pay
  32. 'Radical' land reforms in Scotland are nothing of the sort
  33. Germaine Greer on Elton John and David Furnish: the mother of all furphies
  34. MX axed: how your mobile killed off the freebie paper
  35. Why sponsors may be the only ones who can reform FIFA
  36. Yes to stay, No to go: does the EU referendum question matter?
  37. Jason Rezaian trial: journalists cannot expect justice in Iran
  38. Sex and power on holiday come at a price for women
  39. Honouring Resistance heroes won't salvage Hollande's legacy
  40. It's not a British bill of rights we need, but to move away from human rights altogether
  41. VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on gay marriage
  42. Working together for critical thinking in schools
  43. Untapped learning potential of technology in Africa
  44. What Africa can do to manage the fallout of climate change
  45. Compulsory science and maths is great but there's more to be done
  46. Refugee crisis meeting should learn from Indochinese solution
  47. Philosophy vs evidence is no way to orchestrate cultural policy
  48. The 'train wreck' continues: another social science retraction
  49. Proposals to strip citizenship take Australia a step further than most
  50. FIFA prosecution is worth it, even if the big fish get away

Politics

Scott Morrison - Breaking Ground on Western Sydney Airport

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Scott Morrison - More choice for Australian families

Australian families will have choice and equity in education as the Morrison Government guarantees funding to the non-government school sector. The Australian Government has accepted all the recom...

Dutton - Labor/Green witch-hunt comes up empty

Despite Labor’s best efforts in hyping up the so-called “au pair” Senate inquiry, the farcical and shambolic witch-hunt has come up with nothing except findings that mirror the Labor Party’s initial...

Business News

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Get Your Hands on The Perfect Shipping Container Today

A shipping container is such a blessing in disguise! It comes in handy for both temporary as well as long term storage, or say mobile offices, or even as temporary building options. They are extensive...

Is a flexible workforce the way of the future?

In short, “Yes,” says Joint Managing Director of Citrus Group, Paul Smith. By nature, working in a contact centre “isn’t the easiest job in the world,” says Paul. Allowing staff to work flexible hou...

Travel

Holiday Hacks: How to beat the travel companies at their own game

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Experience European Glamour with Ecruising

In May 2019, Ecruising is inviting travellers on an exciting itinerary that includes not one, but two, quintessential French Riviera events – the high-octane Monaco Grand Prix and the iconic Canne...

Factors to Consider When Buying a Campervan

You’ve been waiting to buy a Winnebago campervan and now it’s your chance. You’ve saved up and you’re ready to start living the road trip lifestyle. You’re in for a great time and adventure. Of cour...

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