Social Affairs

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OPINION: Relations between the United States and its ally Israel have descended into the worst crisis in years. Anthony Billingsley questions whether the situation will end in conflict.

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OPINION: Beyond composting the kitchen scraps and making sure the bottles and paper go in the yellow bin, most of us are reluctant to pay the real price of our profligate lifestyles, writes Jenny Stewart.

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Social media is revolutionising disaster management and community building during and after emergencies, research into last year’s Queensland floods has found.

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OPINION: People under 50 need protection from the proposed increase in super contributions because many are under financial stress, writes Dr Bruce Bradbury.

Summer

Looking for summer story ideas and experts? From eye protection and skin cancer to binge drinking, rips and road safety, UNSW researchers are available for comment over the holidays.

Jenny Stewart

OPINION: The so-called obesity epidemic is a more complex picture than the statistics would have us believe, writes Professor Jenny Stewart in The Canberra Times.

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A UNSW project exposing widespread sexual violence in international refugee camps has resulted in a commitment to act from the UNHCR.

Aspire

The number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds enrolling at university is set to increase following a $4.6 million expansion of UNSW’s ASPIRE program.

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UNSW and NewSouth Publishing have capped off a great year in book publishing with double wins in the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History.

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OPINION: Thirty years on, Australia is still well positioned to take the lead in HIV prevention, writes Professor John de Wit.

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