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A violin made almost entirely from the debris left by the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami will arrive at the University of Melbourne next week for a concert commemorating the 7th anniversary of the disaster.

While a significant and growing section of Australia’s work force self-identify as having Asian ancestry, accessible pathways into politics or public life for the community remain unclear.

The protesters in Hong Kong are driven by frustration at the crises that have hit the territory since Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule and the lack of responsiveness to its needs from the government in Beijing.


Five University of Melbourne students have been awarded American Australian Association Education Fund Fellowships for up to US$40,000 to undertake advanced research at prestigious American institutions.

David McRae told ABC News 24 on 19 August 2014 the Australia-Indonesian relationship will be strengthened with a new co-operative agreement on issues of mutual interest, including intelligence sharing.

The University of Melbourne has reinforced its aim to be one of Asia's top universities and underlined its commitment to the region through the formation of a new Asian-focused research network.

The University of Melbourne will host a landmark international forum that will take a closer look on the role of language and culture in Asia, this weekend.

The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies will be launched at the University of Melbourne this afternoon by the University’s Chancellor, Ms Elizabeth Alexander AM.

Professor Allan Patience on CNBC Asia

Professor Allan Patience discusses the Japanese Prime Minister's visit to the region.

The United Nation estimates that at any given time 2.5 million people are in forced labour as a result of human trafficking, with 56 per cent of these people in the Asia Pacific region.