The damaging effects of NAPLAN could be avoided by moving to sample testing of students, says a submission to governments by the Gonski Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney.

People with a family history of depression and bipolar disorder can now evaluate the risk of developing them, thanks to a new website launched by UNSW researchers.

There is more than one point of view on public servant salaries – and the choices the next state government makes after the election will have widespread consequences.

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Saddened New Zealand citizens at Tauranga Mosque which became a memorial for the victims of the Christchurch terror attack. Image from Shutterstock

It's distressing to see reports of terrorists attacks but these feelings will usually abate over days or weeks. But people with a history of trauma need to take extra care of their mental health.

As we head into the state election, voters should ask who has the cultural and creative vision that will be crucial to our economic prosperity.

A review by the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre for the federal government calls for a strong disability focus in mainstream policy.


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More than a quarter of high school students have experienced signs of clinical depression and other psychiatric conditions, but most are not accessing support from mental health professionals, a UNSW-led survey reveals.

Come for the sanger, vote while you're here – what role does the democracy sausage play in how we vote?

Professor Richard Kingsford and an international team will develop a global standard for assessing and reporting the status of wetlands of international importance.


Left to right, from top: Professor Sally Dunwoodie, Professor Helen Christensen, Dr Louise Causer and Conjoint Professor Jane Butler.

UNSW research into mental health, infectious disease, birth defects and respiratory health has been recognised at the 2018 NHMRC Research Excellence Awards.

The responsibility for reducing emissions flows from federal to state to local governments, as well as to individual cities.



When you enter a public hospital, you are likely to be asked if you have private health insurance, and if you want to use it. This is what you need to consider.

In the lead up to the NSW state election, UNSW’s Professor Richard Kingsford outlines what needs to be done to protect the Murray-Darling rivers and the communities that rely on them.


Professor Fiona Martin, UNSW Business School

The federal government has a number of tools to ensure multinational corporations pay the tax we want them to, says UNSW Business School's Professor Fiona Martin.

Issue 2 2018