Social Affairs

robbrooks_hr
22 August 2012
To suggest that some forms of rape earn that name more legitimately than others, as Todd Atkin has done, is to defend the agenda of the rapist, argues Rob Brooks.
McKnight_David
20 August 2012
As major newspapers in Australia prepare to move to digital-first models, the old idea of a journalistic "priesthood" imparting wisdom to many is shifting, write David McKnight and Penny O'Donnell.
fred
08 August 2012
What's been largely lost in the heated debate over fee deregulation is the urgency of the financial situation facing our universities, writes Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer.
school_kids_sized
08 August 2012
Economically disadvantaged young people suppress their own needs to protect their parents from social stigma, missing out on educational and social opportunities, a study has found.
Davison_Chris
01 August 2012
The NSW government's discussion paper has raised important issues and the Council of Deans of Education will collaborate to improve teaching quality, write Peter Aubusson and Chris Davison.
journos_ethics
31 July 2012
An Australian-first survey co-authored by David McKnight shows that despite newspapers moving online, the majority of media professionals are still committed to quality, ethical journalism.
Professor Ross Buckley
27 July 2012
For 20 years China's foreign policies were a model of the subtle but effective pursuit of self-interest. But in the past two years, they have seemingly lost the plot, writes Ross Buckley.
defence_spending
26 July 2012
While the US is critical of Australia's recent cuts to defence spending, what matters is not how much you spend, but how and where you spend it, argues Alan Stephens.
Ian Bickerton
23 July 2012
Resolution of the war in Afghanistan requires the Taliban, the American and Karzai governments to recognise that victory, in any military sense, is illusory and cannot be fully realised, argues Ian Bickerton.
Jo Coghlan
23 July 2012
With the Green’s now contesting almost all local, state and federal seats and steady increases in its primary vote, Labor should be worried about getting into two-party races with them, writes Jo Coghlan.
UN_peacekeeping_cropped
19 July 2012
Despite being a late starter, Australia stands a 50/50 chance of being elected to the United Nations Security Council, former NZ Ambassador to the UN, Colin Keating, has told a UNSW audience.
18July_Cycling
18 July 2012
A recent report had cycling rates in Australia declining over the past 25 years. But a re-analysis of the data shows a very different result, according to UNSW experts.
shakeshaft
17 July 2012
We will continue to live with ongoing alcohol-related violence unless we reduce alcohol availability, ban alcohol advertising and increase its price, argues Anthony Shakeshaft.
emerson
05 July 2012
Like dancing and singing, humour is another means for pollies to connect with the people although, like explosives, it can be difficult to handle, writes Mark Rolfe.
angyal_chloe
02 July 2012
The time has come for every Australian man to take the issue of violence against women seriously, and to stand up against sexual violence in his community, writes Chloe Angyal.
Dobos_Ned
28 June 2012
The world should bypass the UN because it is politically paralysed, argues Ned Dobos.
ckessler
26 June 2012
After the latest boat disaster, the coalition and the Greens must rethink their position, writes Clive Kessler.
iStock_000016854063XSmall
26 June 2012
The largest study ever undertaken in Australia to investigate the production and consumption of recycled water will be led by the Journalism and Media Research Centre.
McKnight_David
21 June 2012
Gina Rinehart will face a journalistic workforce with a history of pushing back against attempts to interfere with journalism, writes David McKnight.
20June_Censor
20 June 2012
The discovery of a forgotten collection of banned books by UNSW Canberra’s Nicole Moore brings to life the colourful history of Australian censorship.
Professor Peter Whiteford
20 June 2012
The Prime Minister is selling the Schoolkids Bonus as extra help for families, but is it good policy, ask Peter Whiteford and Gerry Redmond.
19June_NATO
19 June 2012
NATO must adapt to “globalised” security challenges such as cyber warfare, piracy and climate change, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has told a UNSW audience.
James-Joyce-b-and-w
15 June 2012
The heart of Irish Sydney, Bondi Beach, will become the centre of annual Bloomsday celebrations for the first time this weekend at an event hosted by UNSW.
lumby_catharine
12 June 2012
The ethics of the way the mainstream media deals with sex workers has undoubtedly helped papers sell a skewed perception of the Thomson affair, writes Catharine Lumby.
Coghlan_Jo
12 June 2012
The media has neglected the impact of the Craig Thomson saga on the Abbott-led Opposition, writes Jo Coghlan.

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