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The absence of options to access superannuation savings as gradual income forces the lump-sum culture on people who may not want it.
The Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research’s John Piggott on how the government could be forced to further subsidise retirement income.

Any big cuts to the CSIRO's budget put at risk the fundamental research that is critical for future innovation, writes Ben McNeil.

There's a good case to argue that columnist Chris Kenny would have been better served if he'd simply laughed off The Chaser skit that caused him so much offence, writes Mark Rolfe.

 

Research suggests the beard styles embraced by hipster culture are likely to grow less attractive as they become more popular, writes Rob Brooks

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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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The cost of mending defence

If Australia's defence planners can clearly identify the types of conflicts that are likeliest to engage the ADF, then the 2015 white paper should deliver an affordable and capable defence force, writes Alan Dupont. 

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Surfboard design cuts sick

Thanks to both professional and recreational surfers, the diversity of Australian surfboard design has never been greater, writes Miles Park. 

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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.