Uncle Vic Simms yarns with new Indigenous students at UNSW

Uncle Vic Simms yarns with new Indigenous students.

Bidjigal Elder Uncle Vic Simms visits UNSW, telling stories of his life and culture as a proud Indigenous man. 

Uluru Statement from the Heart

Uluru Statement from the Heart, May 2017, Aboriginal Convention, Central Australia. Image from Wikimedia, BrownHoneyAnt under CC 4.0.

Australians have been working towards meaningful change for almost a decade. That cannot be derailed by reverting to symbolic recognition.

Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales.

Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales.

Climate change could result in substantial economic loss if central banks don’t take action, says a UNSW expert on global finance.


Water restrictions eased

Professor Stuart Khan

Professor Stuart Khan is available to comment on the state government's decision to wind back Sydney's water restrictions in two weeks' time. Contact Lachlan Gilbert, 0404 192 367



Database of experts

Infectious disease experts Professor MaryLouise McLaws and Professor Raina MacIntyre are available for comment, as are virologists Professor Bill Rawlinson and Professor Peter White. Call Lachlan Gilbert, 0404 192 367. Tim Harcourt is available for comment on economic impacts. Contact Dawn Lo on 0433 018 180.

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Robodebt / cashless welfare card

Professor Ilan Katz

Professor Ilan Katz from the Social Policy Research Centre available to comment on the cashless welfare card and the government’s claim it has no duty of care to people affected by Robodebt. Contact Kay Harrison 0432 307 880

A needle

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A UNSW Criminology Lecturer says there is a clear need for a second safe injecting facility in Sydney due to more overdose deaths.

Tim Brand

Kookaburras forward Tim Brand believes combining study with his elite hockey career has kept him grounded and focused.

The UNSW Business School student is determined not to get caught up in selection hype as his team prepares for Tokyo 2020.

plague doctor

Plague doctors wore special masks designed to protect them from putrid air. The word plague could terrify entire populations. Image from Shutterstock

The official naming of COVID-19 has the tone of a committee decision. Historically, names for diseases have not been quite so well thought out and were more likely to offend.

Immune cell

"To make more targeted treatments that address disease development and progression, we first need to understand the cause,” says study co-author Professor Chris Goodnow. Image: Shutterstock.

Breakthrough cellular genomics technology has allowed Garvan and UNSW Sydney researchers to reveal genetic mutations causing rogue behaviour in the cells at the root of autoimmune disease.

house for sale

Cheap debt has supercharged house prices globally, as well as in Australia. Image from Shutterstock

Millions of Australians are struggling with unaffordable housing. It’s a systemic problem that’s been decades in the making, and only concerted system-wide reforms will fix it.

Police at a music festival

Two UNSW Law researchers say the instruction that police provide for conducting strip searches is seriously inadequate.

Reports from the police watchdog on strip searches and the controversial Suspect Targeted Management Plan confirm growing concerns, say two UNSW Law researchers.

Ending the pain of loneliness in Australia

UNSW researcher Dr Sophie Lewis says health professionals can often misdiagnose loneliness as depression.

Professor Claire Annesley

Professor Claire Annesley

Claire Annesley plans to build on the Faculty’s international reputation continuing to attract students and academics to take on society’s most pressing problems.

Professor Megan Davis says elements of this week’s High Court case, which found in limited circumstances Aboriginal people cannot be regarded as 'aliens', have been exaggerated.

Pregnant woman

The researchers hope that their new strategy could one day be used to improve pregnancy success rates. Image: Shutterstock.

A UNSW researcher explores the biology of infertility, and explains how a recent study in mice contributes to our understanding of reproductive ageing, with the aim of improving IVF success rates in humans.

house for rent

Around one in three Australian households now rent their home, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Image from Shutterstock.

One in four Australian households now rent their homes in the private rental market. Flexibility and lifestyle are key reasons some choose to rent even if they can afford to buy a home.

amyl nitrate

Amyl nitrate, commonly known as poppers, will soon be cleared for sale in Australian pharmacies. Image from Shutterstock

Amyl nitrite, known as poppers, can now legally be sold in pharmacies. But don't expect to see it stocked any time soon. No product has yet passed Australia's manufacturing and testing process.

Mardi Gras What_Matters_2020

Associate Professor Christy Newman and Scientia PhD candidate Sujith Kumar from UNSW's Centre for Social Research in Health discuss the 2020 Mardi Gras theme, 'What Matters' and why they welcome this year's theme. 

Find out more about the Queer Generations study here

Find out more about Sexuality, Ethnicity and Belonging study here.  

The theme for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020 is... 'WHAT MATTERS! Together, we create the community we live in, and united we can fight for the issues that matter to us.'

Javier De Cendra, Joe Al-Khayat, Hans Munthe-Kaas and George Williams

Representatives from IE Madrid Law School, RDO and UNSW: Javier De Cendra, Joe Al-Khayat, Hans Munthe-Kaas and George Williams

A dispute resolution software startup has won an entrepreneur shark tank competition promoting tech innovation within the legal industry.

JW Nevile Fellow Tim Harcourt from UNSW Business School explores the impact of the US-China Trade Deal on the global economy.

JW Nevile Fellow Tim Harcourt from UNSW Business School explores the impact of the US-China trade deal on the global economy.

Whilst the US-China agreement is not ideal for Australia, anything is a better outcome than an all-out trade war.

J.W. Nevile Fellow Tim Harcourt from UNSW Business School explores the impact of the US-China trade deal on the global economy.



Women talking

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A UNSW Law report is a clear call to action for the NSW Government and relevant departments and agencies to ensure people are adequately supported in their transition from prison to the community.

Summer 2019