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Access to this significant collection will enrich and inform research on one of the most significant periods in Australia’s recent political and military history.

Melbourne Museum’s new exhibition, with its well chosen artefacts, tells the human stories of Australians in WWI, writes Peter Stanley.

The Abbott economy doesn’t look terrible. But it doesn’t look great, either. Unemployment is up, growth is flat, and confidence is down, writes Richard Holden.

A penalty of five years’ imprisonment for a person who discloses information relating to a special intelligence operation would have a chilling effect on media freedom, writes Keiran Hardy.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield on space oddities

Fans got to pose questions to YouTube's most famous astronaut Chris Hadfield. Watch the interview with Veritasium's Derek Muller at the exclusive Space Oddity event at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum.

 

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Interchanging - the bus stop of the future

UNSW Built Environment staff and students have designed a "smart" bus stop that provides a level of interactivity comparable to smart phones. For more information go to the research project website.  

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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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Changing lives by degrees – the UNSW ASPIRE program

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Rapid response teams halve hospital heart attack deaths

Detecting and treating patients before they have a cardiac arrest isn’t rocket science, but it’s a life saver, writes Ken Hillman.

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In defence of fiscally conservative treasurers

All borrowing, whether domestic or foreign, entails a tax impost.This borrowing is only justified if it is to fund long-lived public goods that I, and others, benefit from collectively, writes Peter Swan.

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Former President of Ireland to discuss peace process

Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese will return to Australia more than a decade after she stood in the Opera House to announce the campaign to establish a Chair in Irish Studies at UNSW.

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Not just a pretty interface: Good design goes beyond looks

Designers need to negotiate the sometimes delicate, sometimes clunky borders and controls that connect consumers to machines, writes Ross Harley.

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Open doors at UNSW Open Day

World champion soccer robots, a record-breaking solar car and a 3D printer will be among attractions at UNSW's Open Day, Saturday 6 September.

 

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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.