Social Affairs

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David Gonski - one of Australia's most prominent business leaders and philanthropists - has been reappointed as the Chancellor of UNSW.

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Pat Dodson - one of Australia's most prominent Aboriginal leaders and former Chairman of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation - will head up a new Indigenous unit at UNSW.

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Senior public servants must be empowered to make key decisions using their own individual ethical judgment, according to research presented at a conference hosted by UNSW.

UNSW is Australia's top university for the quality of its learning and teaching, according to the Federal Government's latest assessment of university performance.

UNSW has been judged the top university in Australia for the quality of its learning and teaching receiving close to $7 million from the Federal Government.

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Mandaean refugees experienced post-traumatic stress at rates far higher than the general community under the Howard government's mandatory detention policies, UNSW-led research has found.

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Research by UNSW social science and criminology students has raised concerns about wider police use of Taser guns.

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A new UNSW study suggests that a ban on smacking could prevent up to a third of child homicides.

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A school project investigating carbon sequestration and another exploring Alzheimers disease are among the 13 winners of the Sustainable Living Challenge.

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A more proactive approach to policing can dramatically lower rates of domestic and family violence, a UNSW forum has been told.

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