Issue 16
25 September
Charles Darwin University


Welcome to E-news, Charles Darwin University’s fortnightly news bulletin. Read on to learn how researchers and rangers rescued threatened sawfish pups stranded near the Daly River and an academic’s view on how to tackle the problem of urban bias in the Northern Territory.

Confucius Institute Director Professor Martin Jarvis and Chinese Director of the institute Hua Wang. Photo: Julianne Osborne

Chinese test centre open for business

A new Chinese language test centre has been launched at Charles Darwin University allowing students access to an examination system previously unavailable in the Northern Territory.

The centre, located at CDU’s Confucius Institute will provide...


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A largetooth sawfish pup is released into the Daly River.

Team rescues threatened sawfish pups

Indigenous rangers and Charles Darwin University researchers spent five days trudging barefoot in mud to save almost 40 largetooth sawfish pups as their nursery dried out on the edge of floodplains near the Daly River, 220 km southwest of Darwin.



Other Research News

Professorial Research Fellow Rolf Gerritsen

Overhaul needed to fix NT’s urban bias

A Charles Darwin University academic will propose that Darwin should be partitioned off from the rest of the Northern Territory as part of a solution to achieve better fiscal equity in the NT.

Professorial Research Fellow Rolf Gerritsen, an Alice...


Other Community News

Dr Terry McClafferty has collected precious data for NASA. Photo: Julianne Osborne

CDU researcher collects data for NASA

A Charles Darwin University researcher recently joined a team of stargazers from around Australia to capture the path of a NASA spacecraft on its way to the asteroid “Bennu”.

Dr Terry McClafferty collected precious data as part of the...


Other Staff News

PhD candidates Melanie Underwood, Leena Panicker and Pia Harkess. Photo: Sharon McGregor

Indigenous health rights talk wins 3MT comp

PhD candidate Leena Panicker has won the top award at this year’s CDU Three Minute Thesis competition for her compelling exploration of the health rights of Indigenous people in renal care.

Leena, who is undertaking her research through the...


Other Students News

A Guide to the law

Recent publications

Publication name: Journal of Judicial Administration
Article: Effective participation...



Leanyer Primary School Principal Leah Crockford (left) and NT Education Minister Eva Lawler
Darwin High School Principal Jill Hazeldine (left), Debra Liddiard and Confucius Institute Co-Director Wang Hua
Dripstone Middle School Principal Peter Swan with Woodroffe Primary School Principal Sharon Reeves
Aihong Yu (left), Jialiang Dong, Xiaona Ma and Yang Lu: language ambassadors

Confucius Institute opens language testing centre

Students of Chinese (Mandarin) language will no longer have to leave the Northern Territory to take examinations authorised by the Chinese Government. The Confucius Institute’s Beijing headquarters, Hanban, this month accredited the CDU Confucius Institute...


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Rachael Mipantjiti Lionel, 2017, Acrylic on Belgian linen, 300 x 122 cm, Ernabella Arts, APY Lands On exhibition at the Salon des Refusés 2017 until 30 September 2017, Charles Darwin University Art Gallery


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