The fate of asylum seekers shouldn't be left in the hands of any one minister whose decisions can't be reviewed –that's why we need complementary protection legislation, writes Jane McAdam.
Armed with an ambitious political and legal agenda, the new federal attorney-general faces a testing time, write Shipra Chordia and Andrew Lynch.
A team of UNSW engineering students has been awarded a $50,000 Microsoft Imagine Cup grant for an idea that will help charities distribute food more efficiently.
Australia's presidency of the G20 is the government's opportunity for some real foreign policy achievements. But to do this, Tony Abbott needs to start running with the ball, writes Ross Buckley.
The Temporary Protection Visas regime constitutes cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment in violation of Australia's obligations and it is ineffective in deterring asylum seekers, writes Jane McAdam.
We need a robust public debate on the sustainability of our parklands. Without it, our future parks may look and function in ways we may regret, argues Catherine Evans.
Older and less able residents who are having difficulty improving access to their flats are to benefit from the findings of UNSW research.
The detention of a retired Australian intelligence agent and the raid on a lawyer's office in Canberra should prompt questions about our fairness in negotiating with East Timor, writes Clinton Fernandes.
We could look to Sweden for good design of a unicameral political system with safeguards against the kind of single-party dominance we see in Queensland, argues Fergal Davis.
What does the emerging scholarly field of environmental humanities have in common with the Hollywood film Grease? More than you might think, writes Jennifer Hamilton.