In developing business strategy population size, composition and distribution is regarded as a static background. Yet the Australian population is changing in a myriad of ways, all of which have implications for the evolving demand for goods and services. Identifying, and especially anticipating, change in population can prove invaluable to businesses seeking to gain and […]
Analysis of up to 100,000-year-old DNA at the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA promises to throw new light on some of today’s most intriguing questions.
Dr Jeremy Austin is an ARC Senior Research Associate in the School of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide.
Send in the Litigators?. Can the Commonwealth wrest control of the ‘waters of the rivers’ of the Murray and Darling from the Basin States?
Professor John Williams is a constitutional lawyer and Dean of Adelaide Law School. He has published widely in the areas of public law and Australian legal history.
The beginning of the 21st century presents the interwoven challenges of climate change, rapid population growth and increasing freshwater, food and energy pressures. These challenges will be discussed as will the manner in which humanity has sought to meet them so far and is likely to do so in the future. The interconnection between climate change and energy use is producing innovative alternative energy ideas which are rapidly gaining ground. This promises to impinge favourably on freshwater and food supply and to ameliorate climate change. There is reason to be cautiously optimistic.