UNSW Arts and Social Sciences

University campus on an Aboriginal hunting ground

Universities must meaningfully acknowledge they are sited on unceded First Nations land and Indigenous culture should be recognised in campus design. These steps are vital for reconciliation.

cyclist in front of cooling towers

China is changing, and it's time Australia's coal exporters faced up to this reality.

Catherine Hay Thomson

A passionate crusader for the rights of women and children, Catherine Hay Thomson went undercover to investigate their treatment in public institutions and testified before a Royal Commission.

classroom teaching

There are two types of knowledge – we've evolved to acquire the first naturally; we need schools for the second. Cognitive load theory explains how to teach knowledge we don't automatically get.

social housing

Helping tenants find work supposedly creates a pathway into private rental housing, freeing up social housing for others. Private rental costs and the situations of many tenants make that unrealistic.

Timothy O'Leary, Head of the School of Humanities & Languages at UNSW

Timothy O'Leary, Head of the School of Humanities & Languages at UNSW, explains the current crisis in Hong Kong, and what measures can be taken to end the protests.

Syria camp

The Morrison government has shown no enthusiasm for repatriating the family members of IS fighters. But as other nations bring back their own fighters, Australia may find itself forced to act.

graduation ceremony

Australia's university sector is one of the most attractive for international students. So why not try to keep them when they graduate rather than lose the talent we've helped train and educate?

asbestos roofing

Evidence shows restorative justice can help fix environmental crime – so why isn't Australia using it more?

Prima Facie Suzie Miller

Written by a former lawyer, a new play presents a forceful critique of the Australian legal system's treatment of sexual assault.

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