Social Affairs

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The forthcoming Murray-Darling Basin Plan is a once-in-a-life time opportunity to restore the ailing river system, says an eminent group of Australian scientists headed by Professor Richard Kingsford.

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NSW Premier Kristina Keneally has donated $20,000 to a team of refugee and migrant youths who are seeking to to be part of this year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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A book exploring the successes and challenges of the path toward self-governance for Indigenous Australians is to be published following a UNSW workshop.

Young Australians are being asked whether media messages influence their attitudes to illicit drugs.

Australian history needs to be rewritten to reflect the experiences of people institutionalised as children, the Australasian Social Welfare History Workshop has been told.

A former Australian diplomat has been appointed Director of the Confucius Institute at UNSW.

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NSW Health officials have launched a new initiative with UNSW planning experts to investigate how to create healthier cities and suburbs.

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An eminent group of UNSW researchers, alumni and supporters has been recognised in this year's Australia Day honours.

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The arrival in Australia of our future king, Prince William, reminds us of our failure to assert our full powers of self-government, writes UNSW Professor George Williams.

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Ahead of her first posting as an Australian diplomat, UNSW PhD graduate Moya Collett has won a major national prize for her research on conflict and peacekeeping in West Africa.

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