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When we first established intensive care…we could keep people alive longer than we had previously, but … this gradual creep occurred, and we look at it now and think maybe this is something really perverse.

If Australia wants to defend its place in the global higher education market, it will need to find new ways to attract Asian students, writes Geoffrey Garrett. 

Drivers for legalising cannabis are more likely to be political and based on public opinion, rather than econimic arguements, write Marian Shanahan and Alison Ritter. 

One hopes and expects that our governments will listen to the people they have honoured, even when they reveal inconvenient truths, writes Merlin Crossley.

 

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In her element - Prof Emma Johnston

UNSW's Professor Emma Johnston on her work in marine ecology, inspiring a new generation of scientists and why diving in Sydney Harbour still gives her a buzz. Read the full story in the new issue of Uniken.

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How to ensure the 2013 Senate result doesn't happen again

When it comes to the Senate, it's clear we need to change the electoral system to better reflect voter intentions. Happily, the solution does not require Constitutional change, explains Professor George Williams.

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Thought Leaders Playlist - Indigenous Constitutional Recognition

Professor Megan Davis outlines the challenges around Indigenous recognition in the Australian constitution. The video is part of a UNSW Law series featuring leading academics explaining some of our most pressing contemporary issues.

 

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Searching underwater for MH370 is a shot in the dark

Finding the missing Malaysian Airline "black box" on the bottom of the ocean in an area roughly the size of Tasmania will be an extremely challenging task, warns Robin Robertson.

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Electronic “safety net” for medical tests delivers positive results

In a step forward for patient safety, a new electronic “safety net” for hospital medical tests has had significant success, with no results going missing under the new system. 

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How the internet liberated Australia’s art history

The establishment of an online database of Australian artists has broken down barriers to make research accessible to all, which means there is no longer any excuse for parochialism, writes Joanna Mendelssohn. 

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UNSW offers professional doctorate in public policy

Mid-career policy makers aiming to become leaders in public policy development will benefit from a new professional doctorate.

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Experts appointed to Defence White Paper panel

Two UNSW academics have been appointed to the expert advisory panel of the federal government’s 2015 Defence White Paper.