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Alexa Delbosc

Alexa Delbosc

PhD in Civil Engineering (Transport), Monash University

MA in Social Psychology, Harvard University

There's little to gain and much to lose from lowering the minimum driving age

Dec 13, 2016 00:26 am UTC| Law

Victoria is currently the only Australian state where the earliest opportunity for unsupervised driving is 18. The minimum age is 17 in all other states and territories, except the Northern Territory (16 years and six...

Delay in getting driving licences opens door to more sustainable travel

May 23, 2016 00:24 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

In early 2015, I wrote about the significant declines in the proportion of young people with a driving licence. However, at the time, significant questions remained unanswered. Were young adults forgoing cars entirely? Or...

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Economy

JPY/KRW cross likely to trade lower towards 9.60, rebound if U.S. Treasury sell-off rattles stock markets: Scotiabank

The JPY/KRW currency cross is expected to trade lower towards 9.60 over the near-term as rising 10-year U.S. Treasury yield would undermine the Japanese yen more should the VIX stay contained. The South Korean exporters...

Australian 10-year bond yield dips to 1-week low ahead of RBA Governor Lowe’s speech

Australian government bonds ralliedon Tuesdayas investors do not expect any hint on interest rate hike from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe in hisMay 23speech. Following dovish sentiment, the...

Hong Kong’s headline inflation slows in April, inflationary pressures likely to go up in 2018

Hong Kongs headline consumer price inflation rose 1.9 percent year-on-year in April, a slowdown from 2.6 percent seen in the prior month, showed the Census and Statistics Department. Netting out the effects of all...

New Zealand retail sales rise below expectations in Q1, consumption growth likely to moderate

New Zealand retail sales volumes came in softer than anticipated in the first quarter of 2018. The retail sales volumes grew just 0.1 percent sequentially, as compared with market projections of 1 percent. The figure for...

New Zealand bonds jump at close after Q1 2018 retail sales decline; eyes on April trade balance data

New Zealand bonds jumped at the time of closing Monday after the countrys retail sales data for the first quarter of this year declined, thus providing support to debt prices. Also, investors are now focussing on the...

Politics

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Lawyers keep secrets locked up – so they get asked to do the dirty work

Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of scandals lately. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office and hotel were raided by the FBI, is only the latest example. Harvey Weinsteins law firm...

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

Debate: On secularism in the 21st century

In January 2018 the French commemorated the Charlie Hebdo attacks that occurred three years earlier. The expression of American solidarity then toward the victims in France was quick and unwavering just as it was in the...

Science

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Scientists Want To Make Dogs Live Longer

Dogs are some of the most endearing creatures on the planet and one of the most tragic things about them is their short lives, at least when compared to humans. Depending on the breed, they can live from 7 to 15 years, on...

700,000-Year-Old Find Proves Early Humans Settled The Philippines Longer Than Previously Thought

Archeologists recently made a monumental discovery in the Philippines that pushes back the earliest period of human settlement in the region that was previously thought by over 600,000 years. Rhino bones and tools that...

States Sue EPA Over Rollbacks Of Environmental Protection Regulations

The Trump administration might not believe in climate change and could not care less about the environment, but the rest of the US does. This is why 18 states so far are now suing the Environmental Protection Agency for...

Technology

Cybersecurity Service Extends its Hand to the Medical Industry

Data breach is among the top security threats that agencies, both private and public, are constantly vigilant. And this is true for the medical industry. Records of rape victims, accidents, traumas, and a whole list of...

VChain Startup to Solve Long Queues at the Airport

Everyone experience that day in the airport where the line has devolved into a long, tedious crawl. And security measures are usually among the culprits of these headache-inducing standstill. So what if there was a way...

Compromised 'TeenSafe' App Servers Exposed Thousands of Private Account Details

It was recently learned that servers of the mobile app TeenSafe have been compromised and, ultimately, exposing thousands of users private account details. TeenSafe is widely known as a monitoring app marketed to...

Blockchain Thriving Within Singapore’s Borders

Since the blockchains emergence, numerous governments are trying to integrate the technology into their framework. And one of the leading countries doing this is Singapore. Despite being a small island and supporting...

Treyarch Says There's No Nintendo Switch Port For 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4'

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is one of the highly anticipated video games that was announced recently. Unfortunately, developer Treyarch already dismissed rumors pointing to the titles Nintendo Switch port. The news may...
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