Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts

Please explain: why is Canberra splurging on cyber security?
The federal government has just announced an extra $1.35 billion in cyber security funding, in the wake of online attacks in Australia. Dr Stephen McCombie, Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at the Department of Security Studies and Criminology,
Why the timing could not be worse as newspapers close across Australia
Communities around the nation enter a new era without a local newspaper at a time when the bush faces issues that affect us all, says Macquarie University Senior Lecturer in Media Dr Willa McDonald.
Has cancel culture gone too far?
In the aftermath of George Floyd’s violent death, Macquarie University’s Dr Anthony Lambert explores whether the cultural reckoning can actually help uproot systemic racism.
Please explain: Who, or what, are antifa?
As protests erupted across America in the wake of George Floyd’s death, US President Donald Trump sought to lay blame on the shadowy antifa movement. But what exactly is antifa? Macquarie University Higher Degree Research student Sarah Holmes
75 years of the UN: its triumphs and disasters
Dr Jonathan Symons, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, looks at the successes and failures of the UN since its formation 75 years ago this month.
Please explain: What's behind the brawl over our borders?
As Australia's premiers skirmish over the reopening of state borders, Dr Andrew Burridge, a Lecturer in Macquarie University's Department of Geography and Planning, explains why we have these borders in the first place – and why they make us
The radical 1970s and the Royal Commission Australia forgot
The personal became the political in the 1970s and Australia was transformed, writes Macquarie University Professor Michelle Arrow, whose book about the decade has won the 2020 Ernest Scott Prize for History.
Macquarie University launches “COVID-19: We’ve got this covered!” a children’s mental health resource for teachers and parents
A Macquarie University survey has found that 60 per cent of parents and 88 per cent of teachers are concerned about children’s mental health during the COVID-19 crisis. In response, Macquarie University has today launched the COVID-19: We&rsquo
Invisible monsters: why infectious diseases are so hard to conquer
Globally, infectious disease is the leading cause of child and adolescent mortality and one of the leading causes of adult deaths. One of the biggest contributing factors is air travel, explains anthropologist Associate Professor Lisa Wynn.
Why lockdown won't do: lessons from the Diamond Princess
We still don't understand mass diseases or how to respond to them, as the COVID-19 pandemic starkly illustrates, writes Dr David Baker of Macquarie University's Department of Modern History.
Home learning shock: what happened to the good old days?
As Australian children begin a new school term at home, parents are about to discover learning is about more than chanting times tables and reciting grammar rules.
How parents can help children learn
Professor Garry Falloon believes learning from home during the pandemic is a chance to acknowledge that learning opportunities are not confined to a school syllabus, but are in fact all around us.