Social Affairs

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UNSW's largest Winter School to date has prepared 150 Indigenous students for future tertiary education.

Close to two-thirds of Australians who turn to welfare agencies for help are missing out on the "essentials of life", a national survey from the Social Policy Research Centre has found.

The Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce, will open the 2009 Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW this week.

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A century on, the first major planning inquiry for Sydney still gives valuable directions towards creating a sustainable, liveable city, says Professor Rob Freestone.

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Professors George Williams and Richard Bryant have been awarded inaugural Australian Laureate Fellowships, securing more than $5 million for research into anti-terror laws and improving mental well-being of Indigenous children.

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A new survey suggests men could find retirement lonely and isolating unless they build social and leisure networks before they leave the workforce.

Research using computer gaming technology to help protect Australia from terrorism is among several UNSW projects funded in the latest round of Linkage Grants from the Australian Research Council.

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A UNSW Industrial Design student has taken out the silver medal in the Australian James Dyson Award, the premier design award for tertiary students.

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Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer has welcomed the significant funding boost for higher education announced in the Federal Budget. Major wins for UNSW include $48 million for the College of Fine Arts and $20 million towards a new institute to fight HIV/AIDS.

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If you want to see the future of architecture, take a good look at the world of computer games, says Russell Lowe, a lecturer in architectural computing in the Faculty of the Built Environment.

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