Business & Law

Treasury Secretary Dr Ken Henry said Australia's quick response to the global financial crisis was a big contributor to avoiding the scale of the recession experienced in the US.

UNSW's Australian School of Taxation (Atax) has reinforced its position as the country's leading tax school with its selection on the Federal Government's Tax Design Advisory Panel.

Poverty week inside

Is child sponsorship exploitation? Can fair trade products make a difference? What can we do to alleviate poverty in Australia and abroad? Find out more at Anti-Poverty Week at UNSW.

Humanrights inside

UNSW legal experts have welcomed a landmark report's recommendation that Australia introduce a human rights act.

Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland will deliver the 2009 Tristan Jepson Memorial Lecture on 24 September. The annual lecture is presented by UNSW's Faculty of Law.

AIPAR inside

The Federal Treasurer, Wayne Swan, has launched the nation's first Longevity Index at the opening of the Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research at UNSW.

Leading Pakistani human rights lawyer Hina Jilani will deliver the 2009 Hal Wootten Lecture at UNSW this week.

The effectiveness of efforts by military and civilian agencies to cultivate the rule of law in Afghanistan is the focus of an international symposium at the UNSW next week.

Williams oped inside

In permitting a person to starve to death, a West Australian judge has opened a debate about legal access to more humane ways to die, writes Professor George Williams.

Asb inside

In a major coup, the Australian School of Business has struck an exclusive agreement with the prestigious US business school Wharton, to become a partner in the global Knowledge@Wharton Network.