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India’s economic development represents a strategic partnership for Australia in the Indian Ocean region.

The G20 summit held in Brisbane, Australia on 15-16 November 2014 was a massive logistical exercise involving the arrival of 30 State jets, 4,000 world leader advisors, 3,000 national and international media and the creation of a no-go "Red Zone" for the host city and surrounding suburbs.

Researchers at the University's Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation are combining art history knowledge with chemistry and physics to conserve Australia's cultural heritage.Visions explores the emerging field of technical art studies with a close look under the microscope of Arthur Streeton's 'The domes of St Mark's' to examine what that can teach us about art, and its preservation.
Eye tests are an acknowledged and important way for assessing the sight of adults and children alike…but why do we use the tests that we do, and how do they work?In this special edition of Visions produced by Masters students at the University of Melbourne who are completing science communication studies, we take a closer look behind the scenes of OPSM's recent “Penny the Pirate” eye-test book for children and analyse the science involved.

Joko Widodo's presidency breaks the mould as he is the first non elite figure in Indonesian politics to be democratically elected, but it remains to be seen how he governs without his party's control in the Indonesian Parliament.

Researchers at the University's Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences are working on a measure for dog anxiety.  While anxiety was once useful for dogs as a survival mechanism, in the modern world it can manifest as a dog behavioural problem requiring medication. Visions speaks with Dr Dennis Wormald, an animal behaviourist about the study that is addressing the need for a consistent test that can be compared across clinics and measure canine anxiety. 

Given the complexity of any potential conflict and the lack of viable alternatives in Iraq and Syria, it may be better to contain the threat of the Islamic State (IS) rather than attempt to destroy it.

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.

 

Most people who suffer mental health issues after being exposed to trauma or disaster can eventually recover with the support of their friends, family and community.

After numerous years of planning, renovation and development, the University's new sports pavilion on the main oval was officially opened on the eve of the VAFA football finals by the Hon Alex Chernov AO, Governor of Victoria.

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