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13 November 2017

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Professor Andry Rakotonirainy


Can automated cars and humans safely co-exist?: A project aiming to accelerate the safe and successful deployment of automated vehicles by having them understand human intent is among 22 QUT-led projects to receive Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Grants.

Don't blame Canada: Justin Trudeau and the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks at APEC: Leading law academic Professor Matthew Rimmer says the weekend trade talks involving Pacific Rim countries highlighted the key divisions and differences between the remaining 11 nations, after the departure of the United States under President Donald Trump.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is welcomed to Vietnam.


QUT professor honoured with Women in Research Award: QUT Professor Monika Janda has received the 2017 Women in Research Award in the Scopus Researcher of the Year Awards.

Is Chinese Singles Day the next big shopping event to hit Australia? Forget Black Friday Sales, Cyber Monday and traditional post-Christmas Boxing Day sales – the next big thing to hit Australia will be ‘Singles Day’, according to QUT’s retail expert Associate Professor Gary Mortimer.

Associate Professor Gary Mortimer


Tax havens: to outlaw or tackle system reform?: The revelations of the respectable rich and famous’ ‘legal’ tax arrangements contained in the Paradise Papers are hardly a surprise, but outlawing tax havens wouldn’t work, says QUT Professor Pascalis Raimondos.

Cricket success marks media coverage watershed for women’s sport: The Australian women’s cricket team’s Ashes day/night Test match against England was a history-making event, and as QUT Masters student Michael Ward discovered, an echo of an almost forgotten moment in Australian sports broadcasting.

Australia's Naomi Stalenberg in action. Photo: Getty Images Australia
Australia's Naomi Stalenberg in action. Photo: Getty Images Australia


$15 million palliative care project for aged care services: Palliative care in aged care services has received a boost with $15 million Federal funding for the End-of-Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) project led by QUT in partnership with Flinders University and University of Technology Sydney.

Family violence and perpetrators’ personality: QUT researcher and psychologist Dave Misso is conducting a study into the metacognitive capacity of men who have issues with violence in their intimate relationships.

Politically charged portraits win national emerging art prize: A selection of works by some of Australia's best emerging contemporary artists has opened to the public this week at QUT Art Museum in a showcase exhibition for 'the churchie' national emerging art prize.

James 2:10 2017 
brush pen and fabric applique on cotton 
Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide



Nov 14: ACPNS/FIA Alumni Anniversary Breakfast @ Broncos Leagues Club
Nov 15: Good Governance in the Digital Age (free) @Gardens Point
Nov 22: MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Evening @ QUT Business School
Nov 23: QUT Young Alumni Chapter Christmas Event @ Laruche
Nov 28: QUT Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Secure Deduplication and Cloud Storage (free) @Gardens Point
Nov 29: QUT Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Hidden Hunger: Lessons for Food Security in Australia (free) @Gardens Point
Nov 29: Your BRAND new future @ Gardens Point
Now-Nov 24: STEM for Schools: What’s on in  2017 @ QUT
Now-Nov 30: Kaleidoscope: Creative Industries graduate showcase @ Kelvin Grove & Gardens Point
Now-Dec 17: The churchie national emerging art prize (free) @ QUT Art Museum
Dec 5: Free public lecture: What can universities do to create more impact from research? @ Gardens Point
Dec 14: QUT Distinguished Visitor Lecture: (Process) Mine Your Own Business, But Do It Right! (free) @ Gardens Point
Dec 19: QUT Real Decisions (free) @ Gardens Point
Now-2018: Code-A-Bot, Physics Observatory and Dino Zoo (free) @ The Cube
Now-June 25, 2018: Eternal Present: The Still Life paintings of William Robinson (free) @ William Robinson Gallery, Old Government House



Professor Pascalis Raimondos
Professor Pascalis Raimondos


The Head of QUT’s School of Economics and Finance, Professor Pascalis Raimondos, was on ABC TV News Breakfast talking about the fallout from the Paradise Papers and the line between tax avoidance and tax evasion.  Associate Professor Gary Mortimer from the School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations talked to ABC TV about Australian products being sold to the Chinese middle class and to Smart Company and other media about retail Singles Day. These and our other media highlights of the week can be found here.


Media release date: Monday, November 13, 2017

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