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Congratulations Prof Ruth Fincher AM
Melbourne School of Land and Environment's Professor Ruth Fincher was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia during the recent Australia Day Honours. Ruth, from the Department of Resource Management and Geography, was recognised for significant service to education, particularly geography and urban studies, and international geographic associations.
Social Media Video Comp
Create a land/environment related video that’s between 30 seconds and three minutes in length. The theme should be related to the greatest issues of our time: adapting to climate change or feeding a rapidly growing global population and the pressures being placed on our environment and society. The video can be informative, comedic, personal, heartfelt or artistic. Be creative! The videos that stand out will be the videos that are shortlisted for the final awesome prizes!
THE CONVERSATION: MICHAEL SANTHANAM-MARTIN
The Victorian Government has a goal of doubling the state’s agricultural production over 20 years. Achieving that will require substantial new investment. A recent report, for example, estimates that Australian agriculture as a whole needs A$600 billion in new capital to realise the “global soft commodity opportunity”. Where could this money come from, and does the source matter?