A UNSW academic and disability advocate who helped draft the text of a UN treaty on disability rights today said Australia's ratification of the treaty could lead to a new era of equality for Australians with disability.
A motivational tool which revolutionized the way we treat drug and alcohol addiction is having surprising results in diverse areas, according to the man who developed the approach. He will give an address hosted by UNSW's National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre next week.
The global fight against HIV has received a substantial fillip with a $20 million pledge by the NSW Government to establish a National Institute for Virology, incorporating UNSW's National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research.
Mobile phones and the Internet will be used to help people manage their mental health problems. The project, which involves UNSW researchers, has been awarded almost $2 million in funding from the Federal government.