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A coronial inquiry has very significant powers to question people to get the evidence it needs from the relevant authorities to find out why decisions were made and what actually occurred in the Lindt cafe.

Still Alice is a poignant window on the world of the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and a powerful motivation in the quest for a cure, write Muireann Irish and Rebekah Ahmed.

When we looked at the characteristics of people who were using it, we found that they were also people who reported higher levels of pain, and they had more difficult problems.

The Commonwealth can act alone to change the rate or scope of the GST, but it would be a brave government that did so in face of the inevitable community backlash, writes Dale Boccabella.

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Angela Tran introduces her animation 'Noir'.

UNSW Media student Angela Tran introduces 'Noir', her striking animation based on the work and words of Afro-French author, philosopher, and psychiatrist Frantz Fanon. 

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Next stop Uni? UNSW Info Day 2015

Info Day for 2015 saw thousands of prospective students get the lowdown on undergraduate programs and life on campus from UNSW staff and current students. Study at UNSW.

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Body Apotheosis No. 7 - a major work from UNSW Art & Design student Lucia Stevens

A beautiful animation from UNSW Art & Design student Lucia Stevens, setting a series of vignettes featuring human motion to Ludwig Van Beethoven's Symphony No.7 in A major.

Angela Tran introduces her animation 'Noir'.
Next stop Uni? UNSW Info Day 2015
Body Apotheosis No. 7 - a major work from UNSW Art & Design student Lucia Stevens

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When talking about cancer screening, survival rates mislead

Cancer screening is beneficial when it prevents people from dying. But using cancer survival rates to promote screening, as is often done, is misleading, write Katy Bell, Alexandra Barratt and Andrew Hayen.

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Federal finances and family budgets have a great deal in common

Advocates for unlimited debt – public or private – have failed to make their case, or even shown how it is possible without a breakdown of society, writes Peter Swan.

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Tracing family with the Australian Red Cross – then and now

Australia's history of separations, reunions, refuge and war over the 20th Century are now being told through the incredible journeys of Red Cross tracing, write Ruth Balint and Jayne Persian.

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Music for Mercy built on empathy, the most intelligent of emotions

The vigil for convicted drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran showed the two men and their families that "lots of people walk this path with you," writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

 

 

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Language swap fosters global friendships

Strong demand for a second language has seen UNSW’s language exchange program grow to be the largest university-based program in Australia.

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Medicine leads UNSW's Australia Day Honours

Researchers and clinicians from UNSW Medicine dominate a list of staff and alumni whose achievements have been recognised with Australia Day Honours.