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11 March 14

The historical record shows that no party has a monopoly on human rights reform. It also shows that every government has, at some point, deserved criticism for breaching human rights, argues George Williams. 

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11 March 14

A review of the defence department is a herculean task and its success relies on challenging vested interests and institutional inertia by establishing an independent inquiry with a broad remit, writes Alan Dupont. 

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11 March 14

Ultimately the truth will emerge about why Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared and hopefully the causes of the tragedy will provide important lessons to make flying even safer, writes Jason Middleton.

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10 March 14

One neglected corner of the gender and work debate is that of female academics – the women who teach the new generation of leaders, produce valuable research and thought leadership, writes Renee Adams. 

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10 March 14

It is infantile for artists in the Biennale to pick on Trasnfield Holdings because of its contract to operate a detention centre on Manus Island if they ignore the central role the Australian government plays in directing the entire operation, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

 

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8 March 14

For her exceptional leadership and research, marine ecologist Emma Johnston has won the inaugural Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science, awarded by the Australian Academy of Science on International Women's Day.

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7 March 14

Richard Mosse infiltrated armed rebel groups in the Congo to capture their experiences on discontinued surveillance film. His dramatic video installation opens this week at Galleries UNSW.

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7 March 14

UNSW's Kirby Institute welcomes early results from the PARTNER study, which has found that HIV positive gay men who are on anti-retoviral treatment and have an undetectable viral load are not transmitting HIV to their partners.

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6 March 14

Surfboards decorated by COFA lecturer Phillip George fusing Western culture and Eastern art will be permanently displayed at Australia’s first Islamic Museum.

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6 March 14

With pressure mounting to finally build Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek, how can we avoid the noise mistakes of the past, ask Marion Burgess and David Southgate. 

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