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10 December 14

The talent demonstrated at the annual NSW School Spectacular highlight a glaring mismatch between perceptions of public education and reality, writes Cathy Sherry.

9 December 14

In the Art Gallery of NSW’s Pop to Popism, curator Wayne Tunncliffe has revealed himself as a master of illusion, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

8 December 14

Minimum wages might be okay, but progressive taxes are better at tackling income inequality, writes James Morley.

8 December 14

Engineering student Tom Perfrement has been named ‘Australia’s most employable’ in his field, one of 15 UNSW students dominating a list of the country’s top 100 future graduates.


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8 December 14

This summer, art lovers can pick and choose from blockbuster exhibitions across the country, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

Dr Mark Keevers, the UNSW solar scientist who managed the project.
8 December 14

Solar engineers from UNSW's Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics have set a new world-record in solar energy efficiency, achieving an electricity conversion rate of over 40%. 

5 December 14

Yes, the newly announced visas are prefereable to indefinite offshore detention. But this is not how humanitarian refugee protection is meant to work, write Jane McAdam and Kerry Murphy.

5 December 14

We’ve heard a lot this week about temporary protection visas – but virtually no attention has been paid to its sister bill, which makes it much harder for asylum seekers to even qualify for protection, writes Joyce Chia

5 December 14

Modern-day incendiarism draws on a long tradition of insurrection and continues to capture the public imagination, writes Gemma Clark.

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4 December 14

Li Zhao, a PhD student visiting from China for the Go8-C9 research forum, believes high-tech gadgetry can solve many of the problems of ageing populations.