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AIRC in the Media

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AIRC staff and their research projects and opinions are often featured in newspaper and magazine articles and in radio interviews.

Media 2012

"UTAS Books"


September/October 2012, Numer 363, p. 11

Professor Ian Marsh's (with Raymond MIller) book Democratic Decline and Democratic Renewal: Political Change in Britain, Australia and New Zealand, was reviewed in the September/October Unitas magazine.

"International Lifetime Achievement Award"

Media Release

International Wine Challenge, September 2012

AIRC Honorary Fellow Dr Richard Smart has received the International Wine Challenge's (IWC) International Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to viticulture. The IWC is the world's largest wine competition, and has been running for almost 30 years.  The Award was presented to Dr Smart at the IWC's Awards Dinner in London, before 800 guests. It is only the third time in the IWC's history that this award has been offered. View the full media release here (335KB).

"Small but Mighty Firms Make 'Proactive CSR' Pay Off"

Thomas Long

Network for Business Sustainability

Dr Ann Torugsa's journal article (with Wayne O'Donohue and Rob Hecker), "Proactive CSR and Financial Performance in SMEs: Empirical Evidence from an Australian Manufacturing Industry Sector", published in the Journal of Business Ethics, has been featured on the Network for Business Sustainability's website.  The Research Insights page "provides snapshots of the latest, most credible academic research on key sustainability topics". 

"Major climate study for Tasmanian vineyard"

Staff News

University of Tasmania, 24 July 2012

AIRC Honorary Fellow Dr Richard Smart, along with PhD graduate Reuben Wells, will conduct a two-year study of how grape vines respond to climate.  The study, funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments, is designed to assist investors find suitable sites for planting new vineyards.  The project is being managed by the Tasmanian Institute for Agriculture.

"Social Inclusion Commissioner"

7.30 Tasmania, ABC, 30 March 2012

Social Inclusion Commissioner Professor David Adams was interviewed on the ABC's 7.30 Tasmania, and discussed the impact of rising cost of living pressures on vulnerable families within our community.

"Slow train coming"

by Hannah Martin

Sunday Tasmanian, Agenda, 22 January 2012, p. 63

Professor Jonathan West commented on the benefits of relocating the University of Tasmania to the Hobart railyards site, noting that this "would bring [the University's] 26,000-strong student population into the city, where it could boost business for retailers and hospitality providers" and would be "more accessible to people in the growing northern and eastern suburbs..."

"Afternoons with Michael Vietch"

936 ABC Radio, 9 January 2012

Research Associate Lisa Taylor was interviewed by Michael Vietch on ABC Radio Afternoons regarding population, employment and skills in Tasmania.

"Colin Jones"

Unitas, Our People, December 2011, p. 2

Dr Colin Jones has been nominated as one fo the top 10 social media users in higher education by UK newspaper The Guardian.