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Australian Reading Hour

Australian Reading Hour What is Australian Reading Hour? Australian Reading Hour is an initiative supported by the Australian Government, Better Reading and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to encourage all Australians across the country to pick up a book and read for one hour on your own or…

Don’t keep history a mystery

This month we celebrate National Reconciliation Week.  The theme for 2018 is Don’t keep history a mystery, and aims to highlight some of the lesser known aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, histories, cultures, and achievements.  It’s calling on all Australians to ask the question:  What are some of the…

Leave no one behind!

Today is the International Day of People with Disabilities. This year’s theme is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all” The all-embracing principle is to ‘leave no one behind’ and provide people with disabilities with the tools to be active contributors in society. The global framework outlined…

Open Access Week 2016: Open in Action

2016 International Open Access Week is celebrated from 24 – 28 October. You might ask, what is open access and why is it important? Open Access (OA) material is freely accessible to everyone and is important in allowing equitable access to research.  Open access can give researchers and students in…

International Data Week

From 11th – 17th September, it is International Data Week. The theme for International Data Week is about mobilising the data revolution, exploring how to improve our knowledge and benefit society through data driven research and innovation. While data scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and industry leaders from across the…

National Science Week

From the 13th – 21st August it is National Science Week. All over Australia people are celebrating the wonders of science and acknowledging the work Australian scientists have done in contributing to the world’s knowledge. This event isn’t just for scientists, there are events for everyone young and…

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

July 3 to 10 is NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islander Day Observance Committee and celebrates Aboriginal and Islander history, culture and achievements. It is a time to recognise the contributions Aboriginals and Islanders have made to Australia and our society. There are lots of ways…