Mahatma Gandhi’s central messages on women’s rights, the environment, animal rights and sexuality, continue to “challenge us, disturb us and shake us out of our complacency,” Michael Kirby has told a capacity audience at UNSW’s Gandhi Oration.
Scientists may not agree on the "balance" shown in a new ABC documentary on climate change, but giving a sceptic equal airtime to expose the weakness of their argument may not be such a bad thing, writes Michael Ashley.
Fraud in Australia, how mammals evolved large brains, and the possibility of Pacific communities being relocated due to climate change are some of the areas to receive funding in the latest round of ARC grants.
If the world can't or won't slow global warming, the least it can do is help island states threatened by rising seas prepare for "life after land", writes law academic Rosemary Rayfuse in The New York Times.
We must stand up for the right of researchers to put forward their views free from intimidation, says UNSW's Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Les Field, who's welcomed the government's condemnation of threats against climate change scientists.
Once oppressed by big business, the Australian working class now suffers under the yoke of elite actors. The Liberal Party's class war rhetoric has turned the tables on the Left, argues Associate Professor David McKnight.