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Can the Commonwealth wrest control of the ‘waters of the rivers’ of the Murray and Darling from the Basin States? In drafting the Australian Constitution in the 1890s the framers hammered out the relationship between the proposed Commonwealth and the States. One issue that exercised the minds of the framers for months was the rights over the interstate rivers.
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Transnational linkages for peace Speaker: Yi Kiho Director, Nautilus Institute ARI, Seoul. Who will stop nuclear next use? A public forum on nuclear disarmament organised by the Australia-Japan Civil Society Cooperation for Nuclear Disarmament, Nautilus Institute. Transnational civil society is important for North East Asian security.
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Fuelling uncertainty: Uranium and Australia's nuclear landscape Speaker: Dave Sweeney Australian Conservation Foundation. Who will stop nuclear next use? A public forum on nuclear disarmament organised by the Australia-Japan Civil Society Cooperation for Nuclear Disarmament, Nautilus Institute. Our mines have a history of leaks, spills, breaches, accidents and incidents.
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Jimbo Ken - New dynamics: nuclear relations in Northeast Asia - Nuclear disarmament forum
New dynamics: nuclear relations in Northeast Asia Speaker: Jimbo Ken Assistant Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University. Who will stop nuclear next use? A public forum on nuclear disarmament organised by the Australia-Japan Civil Society Cooperation for Nuclear Disarmament, Nautilus Institute. Concept of nuclear disarmament has regional variations. Obama commitment to world free of nuclear weapons. US will significantly de-emphasise nuclear weapons and work with Russia to disa
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Tessa Morris-Suzuki - Towards an arc of disarmament: the Australia-Japan connection and post-nuclear
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New developments in Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones Speaker: Michael Hamel-Green Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development, Victoria University. Who will stop nuclear next use? A public forum on nuclear disarmament organised by the Australia-Japan Civil Society Cooperation for Nuclear Disarmament, Nautilus Institute. Nuclear weapon free zones are the unsung hero of nuclear disarmament. They are legally binding treaties that have been established by regional groups of countries
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Warwick and Boston Partnership
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In response to the ongoing sub-prime crisis, the recently published Crosby Report recommends that the Government uses public money to swap bank’s seriously damaged mortgage-backed securities for pristine government bonds. Matthew Watson from the Department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick University talks about these recommendations, and how the global ‘credit crunch’ is affecting Labour’s popularity with the electorate.
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The growth of China in recent years has been described as an economic miracle with Western companies and governments rushing to build partnerships with the new power in the East. The opening up of the Chinese market and the expansion of industry, technology and production within the country has, however, had a profound effect on the people of China, its political leaders and the rest of the world. This impact can be seen in the growing inequalities within China, the loss of jobs in the west a
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The streets of Nepal have been filled over the last few weeks with people protesting at the rule of authoritarian King Gyanendra. The protests have resulted in the King reinstating a democratic parliament in the face of calls for an end to the monarchy. Anuj Mishra, a Warwick student from Nepal, gives an insight into the pro-democracy movement and the history of the protests. 14minutes
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France seems to be undergoing a period of intense political instability. Dramatic images of demonstrations and riots on the street parallel rumours and scandal in the corridors of power. To what extent do the current events represent a real upheaval in the French political environment and what is the likely impact on the forthcoming Presidential elections? Ben Clift is a Senior Lecturer in Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies and is an expert on the politics of France
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The recent resumption of violence in Sri Lanka between the Tamil Tigers and Government forces has set back hopes that a peaceful settlement could be established in this long running conflict. Miranda Alison of Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies provides an insight into the history of the conflict and examines whether a resolution is likely in the near future. Length: 23 minutes
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