Syrian refugees

It wouldn’t be the first time Australia’s refugee review system has been politicised. But we should be concerned about the latest changes, writes Claire Higgins.

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The issue of Indigenous constitutional recognition needs purpose and urgency, or it will resettle into a pattern of drift and inaction, writes George Williams.

Law student

Students with large education debts may not be willing to work in government or not-for-profit sectors without additional support, write Richard Holden and Rosalind Dixon.


One of the Redfern Legal Centre’s main roles – its police powers practice – has been saved from closure thanks to UNSW Law sponsorship. The successful state-wide service was under threat after a number or state and federal funding losses.

refugee boat

Australia is signatory to a number of international protocols that deal with people smuggling, so officials could fall foul of these if it's proven they paid smugglers to turn a boat back to Indonesia, writes Tamara Wood.


Cultural change is needed in our major banks, from how CEOs define their organisation's purpose, to how employees are rewarded, writes Ross Buckley.


UNSW alumna Lea Armstrong has become the first woman in NSW to be appointed as a Crown Solicitor.

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A scientist responsible for the design and construction of the Australian Synchrotron particle accelerator is among UNSW's staff and alumni recognised in this year’s Queen's Birthday honours.


Distinguished barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside will deliver the 2015 Hal Wootten Lecture at UNSW Law on Monday 30 March.

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The first research centre specialising in international refugee law will be launched at UNSW next week, with a keynote address by founding director, Professor Jane McAdam.