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Australia Votes 2022: commentary and analysis from Madonna King and UQ experts

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Australia Votes 2022: Commentary and analysis from Madonna King and UQ Experts

  • Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to create a 'Contact' magazine feature article?
  • The Australian government’s recent warning to Facebook over misinformation is just the latest salvo in the seemingly constant battle to hold the social media giant to account for the content posted on its platform.
  • Sustainable Minerals Institute Director Professor Neville Plint outlines the transformation required for the mining industry to help deliver a low-carbon future.
  • How we see light can bring great joy in life, whether looking through a stained-glass window, watching a colourfully illuminated building at night – or even crossing the road.
  • The five countries that could make or break the planet’s future under climate change.
  • This Giving Day, we’re celebrating the power of diversity: with more unique and courageous voices, we have a richer story to tell. Meet Appolonia, Cameron and Olivia, who are sharing their story to inspire people to support more students like them.
  • As he prepares to hand over the keys to Government House after seven esteemed years in office, Contact sat down with His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC CVO to reflect on the highlights of his term and the legacy he leaves.
  • October marks Indigenous Business Month, a time to celebrate the many forms of power that Indigenous economies generate as part of everyday business.
  • Expert UQ alumni discuss how to commit to positivity: what's the negativity bias and how can we overcome it? How can we build resilience when we face tough hurdles in life? And how can we cultivate gratitude for ourselves and our lives?

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  • Australia’s renewable energy research capacity has been boosted with the completion of the UQ Warwick Solar Farm in 2020. UQ students are also gaining valuable experience that will help Queensland reach its renewable energy targets by 2030.
  • Inspired by her naturalist grandfather and scholarly father, UQ graduate Margaret Thurgood had no choice but to go to university, even though this was not usual for women in the 1930s.
  • Welcome to the final instalment of '11 Decades in 11 weeks at UQ'.
  • Welcome to the final instalment of '11 Decades in 11 weeks at UQ'.
  • Wear It Purple was founded in 2010 in response to global stories of real teenagers.
  • $125m Warwick Solar Farm powers UQ to 100 per cent renewable.
  • UQ graduate and journalist Andrew Kidd Fraser reflects on his time at university during a period of political change, and tells why UQ was still the place to be as Brisbane fought to shake itself from its dull slumber.
  • Contact heads to the archives to bring you the best images from the past 110 years. This week, we look back on 1990–2000.

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