Social Affairs

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Traditional gender roles in work and parenting can be rebalanced if women leave more care giving responsibilities to their partners, argues Associate Professor Lyn Craig from UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre.

Young women today are just as likely as 1950s housewives to want taller husbands who earn more money than them, says Stanford Professor Paula England speaking at the Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW.

The outstanding contributions of UNSW staff to improving student learning have been recognised with seven citations from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

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Military historian Bob Hall has turned a tour of duty in Vietnam into a life's work. His team at UNSW@ADFA has identified the burial sites of thousands of Viet Cong missing in action.

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Academics from the Centre for Refugee Research have presented a statement to the UNHCR in Geneva condemning the Australian government's proposed refugee deal with Malaysia.

There have been no breaches of network security at the University despite claims by online hacker group LulzSec that it has obtained passwords for email addresses at UNSW.

Appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia, law professor George Williams leads a high-profile group of UNSW academics and alumni recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours.

UNSW has become the first Australian university to be awarded five stars in the new QS Stars rating system, which measures institutional performance against international benchmarks.

Key representatives from government, UNHCR and refugee groups will discuss solutions for Australia and the Asia Pacific at a major refugee conference at UNSW.

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Many strata executive committee members are ill-equipped to deal with complex problems that can affect quality of life and property values, new research shows.