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Deakin University criminologist Kate Fitz-Gibbon wields a pen over a sword to protect women victims of violent crime
12 November 2014

A new book by influential Deakin University criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon is set to put further pressure on calls to tighten up laws covering crimes of domestic violence that result in homicide.


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Rural and regional Victorian women more likely to experience violence, less likely to get justice: Deakin research
7 November 2014

Women in rural and regional Victoria can be up to three times more likely to experience family violence than some metropolitan women, yet their postcodes can also inhibit the chances they have of receiving justice, new Deakin University research has found.


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Success for Deakin in latest round of ARC Discovery, DECRA and LIEF grants
5 November 2014

Deakin University has had some excellent results in the ARC scheme outcomes announced today.


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Deakin University celebrates 20 years in India
5 November 2014

Deakin University has marked 20 historic years in India by announcing it will expand its operations into South Asia.


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Winner of Deakin’s Contemporary Small Sculpture Award pushes boundaries
31 October 2014

Sydney artist Mikala Dwyer has received the 2014 Deakin University $10,000 Contemporary Small Sculpture Award at a special event at the Burwood campus.


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New anti-bullying computer game a Safekeeper thanks to Deakin research
30 October 2014

A partnership between Deakin University researchers and a Melbourne-based community organisation have created a computer game designed to prevent bullying.


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Back to basics approach to home cooking the key to turning around Australia’s poor eating habits
28 October 2014

The back to basics approach to home cooking taught through Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia program is successfully changing the eating habits of Australians, Deakin University research has found.


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Deakin University announces its 2014 Alumni Award winners
22 October 2014

Two captains of industry join an altruistic lawyer and an Aussie sports star honoured in the 2014 Deakin University Alumni Awards.


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Australian-born parents more likely to supply their teens with alcohol
22 October 2014

A Deakin University study has found that Australian-born parents living in areas with a high number of bottle shops are the most likely to buy alcohol for their teenage children.


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Deakin scientists track movements of desert waterbirds from space
15 October 2014

Deakin University scientists have gained fascinating new insights into the secret lives of a nomadic Australian waterbird whose ability to somehow know it has rained up to thousands of kilometres away has intrigued researchers for generations.


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Partnership offers students more study and career opportunities
14 October 2014

A new partnership being launched today between Deakin University and South West TAFE will create guaranteed pathways for students from diplomas into degrees.


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Statement on the Federal Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda, Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander
14 October 2014

We welcome the Government's new initiatives, particularly the recognition of the critical role that university research plays as part of innovation ecosystems in developing and nurturing new enterprises.


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Deakin welcomes funding commitment for National Centre for Farmer Health
10 October 2014

Deakin University has welcomed a funding commitment for the National Centre for Farmer Health.


Seaweeds pass nutrition and taste tests: new Deakin Research
10 October 2014

 Australian seaweeds have passed taste and nutrition tests in a Deakin University study that could eventually pave the way for seaweed to become a regular part of our national diet.


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Deakin dash a dirty deed to do some good
9 October 2014

Would you crawl on your belly through mud, carry a colleague on your back and slip and slide your way over a track topped with tyres to help people less fortunate than yourself?


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