Arts & Social Sciences

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For Syrian peace talks to succeed, the rebels and their foreign supporters will have to abandon hopes of a clear victory, writes Anthony Billingsley.

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It's no good to say acts like last week's horror in Woolwich have nothing to do with Islam. Muslims must own their history, cultivate what is good and make a stand against what is not, argues Clive Kessler.

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VIVID Sydney comes to UNSW this weekend as a festival of performance and ideas focusing on artistic collaboration.

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Animal People, a “24-hour urban love story” written by PhD candidate Charlotte Wood, has won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

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Using temporary visas to supply lower skill personal carers is a short-sighted response to real problems of long-term under-investment in the disability sector's greatest asset: its frontline workforce, argue Natasha Cortis and Shani Chan.

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Police increasingly recognise the benefits of social media, often bypassing traditional media in breaking news. But they should think carefully about how they engage, writes Alyce McGovern.

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Many people have questioned why laws designed to prevent child abuse could be applied to consenting activity between young people, such as sexting, writes Kath Albury.

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UNSW writers and artists will bring their talents to two of Sydney’s most dynamic cultural events – the Sydney Writers’ Festival and the Sydney Film Festival.

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It is imperative that Australia use its position on the UN Security Council to speak out about the use of drones, write Laura Shephard and Caitlin Hamilton.

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The world has replaced its contrition for the Jews with feelings of unease about past attitudes towards Muslims. And this new unease takes a strange form, writes Clive Kessler.