UNSW is hosting the Leadership Forum on Energy Transition for Australia, an initiative of the ACF that brings together leaders from business, academia and the community to develop a clean energy blueprint for the nation.


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There’s much more at stake at Australian steelmaker Arrium than today’s jobs, writes Veena Sahajwalla.

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After 40 years at the frontier of the medical devices industry, former Cochlear chief and new PLuS Alliance Professor Chris Roberts has built a career on being one step ahead of the curve.

This week's PNG court judgment on the illegality of Manus Island is a scathing indictment on how the Australian and PNG governments have conducted themselves since 2012, writes Madeline Gleeson.

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Some of the least developed African nations are leading the way with budget transparency using what is known as “citizens budgets”, writes Usman W. Chohan.


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In ten or 20 years there will be inquiries into the serious harms inflicted by immigration detention. We will listen and ask ourselves why “good people stood by”, write Karen Zwi and Nicholas Talley.


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Gun violence has halved in Australia since laws were changed in the wake of the 1996 Port Arthur massacre. We must jealously guard our success if we are to prevent future deaths and trauma caused by these lethal implements, write Rebecca Peters and Chris Cuneen.


Dr Xiaojing Hao of UNSW's Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics holding the new CZTS solar cells.

‘Zero-energy’ buildings – which generate as much power as they consume – are now much closer after a UNSW team achieved the world’s highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make.


Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described UNSW research into quantum computing as 'the best work in the world'. He was opening UNSW's new quantum laboratory complex with the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne.

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Malcolm Turnbull’s cyber security strategy will foster a new era of cyber research and innovation, writes Alan Dupont.

There is no bolder idea than quantum computing, said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, hailing UNSW's research in the transformative technology as the “best work in the world".

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We need to look beyond the statistics, slogans, and spin to uncover the real impact of the upcoming federal budget, writes Richard Holden.

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is aware of the cybercrime threat, but our allies are further ahead, writes Greg Austin.


Coinciding with the opening of a new quantum computing laboratory at UNSW by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, UNSW researchers have made another advance towards the development of a silicon-based quantum computer.

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UNSW researchers are concerned about the paltry size of the new climate science research centre announced by the CSIRO.

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RBA Governor Glenn Stevens isn’t buying the secular stagnation theory, lending weight to the deficit hawks, writes Richard Holden.

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Engineering student Ojasvi Chavali reports from rural Cambodia where he and 16 fellow UNSW students volunteered at local hospitals to help bring ailing medical machines back to life. 

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Attempts to define and prohibit autonomous weapon systems may hold back weaponry of significant value in improving international security, warns Jai Galliott.

The Prime Minister and Chinese Premier have unveiled an unprecedented $100 million innovation partnership that will deliver a major boost in research and development funding through a new science and technology precinct at UNSW.


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ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr should sign no contracts until after the election, keeping options open while Canberra takes stock of where it is going, writes Jenny Stewart.


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Bust out the bonnets, it’s time to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth.

UNSW and ABC RN are inviting applications from outstanding early career researchers across Australia working in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical research for Top 5 under 40.


Fresh from Caltech, new philanthropy chief and former US Marine Jon Paparsenos has big plans to foster a culture of “passionate” giving at UNSW.