Opinion & Analysis

If you have money you want to give away, best to do it while you're still alive.

A lower Aussie dollar is good news for exporters. But it’s bad news for home owners, and consumers and business that source inputs from abroad, writes Richard Holden.

There is surprising ignorance and confusion about the metabolic process of weight loss.

This atypical and aberrant case is not a good basis for launching yet more interference with the Bail Act, writes Nicholas Cowdery.

In class actions where there is substantial risk, the challenge is to ensure lawyers fees are charged in an appropriate manner that is fair to both lawyer and client, writes Michael Legg

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My country – a final year animation from UNSW Arts & Social Sciences student Jelena Sinik

Based on Dorothea Mackellar's iconic poem "My Country", this final year animation from UNSW Arts & Social Sciences student Jelena Sinik, in collaboration with UNSW graduate Ralph Stevenson, was selected as a finalist for the 2014 ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards for Best Tertiary Animation, and has been awarded "official selection" status in sixteen national and international film and animation festivals.

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At Fifty - a short documentary from UNSW Art & Design student Xinying Chen

This final year piece from UNSW Art & Design student Xinying Chen is a moving short documentary about Baofeng Yu, otherwise known as "Rocky", and his journey to owning a restaurant in Sydney.

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Hip hop artist takes “gift of rapping” to Indigenous communities

Hip hop artist and jazz drummer Rhyan Clapham is using rap music to combat racism and strengthen Aboriginal communities. Rhyan has completed a Bachelor of Music at UNSW and will join the inaugural intake for the Indigenous Studies Honours program offered by Nura Gili.

My country – a final year animation from UNSW Arts & Social Sciences student Jelena Sinik
At Fifty - a short documentary from UNSW Art & Design student Xinying Chen
Hip hop artist takes “gift of rapping” to Indigenous communities

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Why not all Sydney siege survivors will need mental health help

As the country reels from the Sydney siege and its unhappy end, many will be wondering what can be done for the survivors. The answer may be surprisingly little, write Zachary Steel and Grant Devilly.

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Two Rhodes scholars in one year for UNSW Law

Emily Burke will join her friend and colleague Sean Lau at Oxford University after winning UNSW Law’s second Rhodes scholarship for 2015.

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UN climate resolution in Lima increases pressure for domestic action

International climate change talks will not save the planet by themselves, but they put important pressure on nations to do their part, writes Christian Downie.

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Australia needs more than dense housing arguments

Provision of affordable housing cannot be left to the market: it requires a commitment of government at all levels to develop well-integrated and properly funded policies, write Bill Randolph, Hal Pawson and Vivienne Milligan.

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Next stop uni? Get the right advice at UNSW’s Info Day

The ATAR results are in, you’ve chosen your degree, but still have a few questions? Come along to UNSW’s Info Day on Tuesday, 6 January 2015.

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Summer stories - experts available

UNSW experts are available over the summer break to comment on subjects ranging from terrorism, cyberbullying and road safety, to binge eating, grandparent carers and the year ahead in economics.