Opinion & Analysis

The practice of locking up children indefinitely, identifying them by number, exposing them to violence and depriving them of education stands in stark contrast to widely held Australian values, writes Karen Zwi.

It doesn't matter, in fact, whether you are in a standard, or non-standard, employment arrangement you still have to be an entrepreneur of your own human capital.

While a strong El Niño is now less likely, a significant event is still possible as long as the eastern Pacific remains warm through August, writes Agus Santoso

Twelve per cent of survey respondents reported they have tested positive for drugs in the workplace.

Feelings of loss and helplessness often drive unhealthy behaviours, a fact used by marketers to boost sales. But consumers can fight back, writes Nitika Garg.

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Changing lives by degrees – the UNSW ASPIRE program

ASPIRE’s mission is to empower young people to secure the education and future they deserve, regardless of their circumstances or background. The program's $4.6 million federal government funding will end this year.  For more information go to the website.

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Why we need a national science strategy

Extended excerpt from a speech titled 'No Free Rides To The Future', delivered by Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb at the 2014 UNSW Australia Jack Beale Lecture on the environment. 


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Thinkable: A new treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder

Dr Alishia Williams from the School of Psychiatry would like to continue her exciting research on internet-delivered cognitive training programs for obsessive compulsive disorder. To support this research go to http//www.thinkable.org

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The perfect storm: alcohol, drugs, and depression

Depression, alcohol and drug dependence are indiscriminate killers. It doesn’t matter how wealthy, funny or beautiful you are, write Katherine Mills, Frances Kay-Lambkin and Maree Teesson.

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The G20 has a crucial role in preventing future energy crises

Global energy policy, to be shaped at the G20 summit in November, might not sound like a barbeque stopper, but it could determine what our future looks like, writes Christian Downie.

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Design goes feral

UNSW will present wild and untamed design ideas that aim to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems as part of Sydney Design Week.

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Students from Wylie Girls High School experience University for the first time at a UNSW ASPIRE event. Photo: Neil Fenelon Photography
ASPIRE program touches lives

As its government funding draws to a close, a UNSW program that has helped thousands of disadvantaged students consider higher education has been celebrated for transforming lives.

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Unlocking the potential of Asia’s next superpower

At the launch of a new book, “Reimagining India”, an expert panel moderated by Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer has identified opportunities for Australian business, education and research in an economically resurgent India.