Opinion & Analysis

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.

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. 

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

Questions of paternity tap a deep well of human insecurity, writes Rob Brooks, who has consulted on a new documentary series on the issue.

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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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Renewable energy - the future for Australia

UNSW will host a public symposium on renewable energy on Tuesday 15 April, to be addressed by leading scientists and industry experts on solar, wind and other technologies.

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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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Disability and a good life – what does it take?

A panel of experts, including Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes, will tackle some of the thorny issues surrounding disability at  UNSW's new public lecture series, Says Who?

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What can we learn from 1954's great year in film?

Sixty years have passed since Marlon Brando starred in the 1954 classic On The Waterfront, which marked a year of sheer, concentrated brilliance in international cinema, writes Julian Murphet.

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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.