Issue 6
08 May
Charles Darwin University


Welcome to E-news, Charles Darwin University’s fortnightly news bulletin. Read on to find out about the expansion of CDU Sydney, and a Law academic’s call for the end of the physical punishment of children.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks, CDU’s Chancellor, Mr Neil Balnaves AO and Sakuna Lama

Charles Darwin University expands Sydney centre

Charles Darwin University has grown its presence in Sydney with the Chancellor, Mr Neil Balnaves AO, opening its expanded centre in Haymarket recently.

Two new floors were opened including a health precinct to accommodate CDU’s growing health...


Other Top Stories

Felicity Gerry QC … “Bring an end to reasonable chastisement”

Law must ‘put a stop to smacking children’

A Charles Darwin University lecturer says societal attitudes and the law relating to the physical punishment of children are in urgent need of change.

Senior Lecturer in Law Felicity Gerry QC said that slapping, spanking, smacking and hitting a child...


Other Research News

CDU Nursing Museum curator Janie Mason says it is important to recognise the stories of NT nurses

Celebrating the NT’s ‘bush nurses’

Being bogged in the outback and having to throw a radio antenna over the branches of a tall eucalypt to get reception are just some of the challenges bush nurses have faced over the decades and will form part of a display in Darwin this week.



Other Community News

Beauty therapy lecturer Tracie Lane

Beauty buzzing in Red Centre

Beauty is buzzing again in the Red Centre with a new lecturer and a new salon at Alice Springs campus.

Former businesswoman Tracie Lane said it was good to be back in the Alice after several years in New South Wales, where she helped train teenage...


Other Staff News

Students Farhan Khan, Aasish Adhikari and Xavier Thorbjornsen will take part in the Cyber Security Challenge Australia this week

NT takes aim at national hacker comp

A competition showcasing the skills of the nation’s future cyber security experts will be held over a gruelling 24 hours at universities throughout Australia including Charles Darwin University.

Four teams comprising 16 CDU School of Engineering...


Tales from the Top End

National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference

Who: Alison Haines, Team Leader Agriculture and Rural Operations and Fiona Plunkett, Lecturer Agric and Rural Ops

When: 5-7 July...



Two new levels – icing on the cake
Charlie Meadows takes his guitar to new heights
Business lecturer Dr Badri Bhattarai
Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks, Chancellor Mr Neil Balnaves AO, Local Elder Uncle Chicka Madden and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Success) Professor Martin Carroll

Sydney celebration

There was great excitement at Charles Darwin University’s Sydney centre last month as people gathered for the opening of two new levels with state-of-the-art facilities for staff and students in the Haymarket building. 


Woman with children

Woman with children

Artist unknown, Atauro Island, Timor-Leste, Late 20th century, Wood and cloth, 16 H x 8.5 W x 4 D cm, Private collection of Maria do Céu Lopes da Silva, CF0135


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