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With the legislation now through both houses of parliament, The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or DisabilityCare, is law, and will quickly become a defining feature of Australia’s social policy landscape. Gillard’s Medicare…Posted: 17th May 2013
OPINION: Social media has profoundly changed the ways in which police are now able to communicate – unmediated – with the public.
Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms have become essential communications tools for police, and…Posted: 10th May 2013
OPINION: While the age of consent to sexual activity is 16 in NSW, naked or semi-naked pictures of those under the age of 18 can be defined legally as child pornography, even when those who produce the images are also under the age of 18. Legal cases…Posted: 9th May 2013
Arts & Social Sciences is proud to announce the introduction of the annual Dean’s Research Awards.
The awards will serve to recognise and reward excellent research performance by academics in the faculty.
The Arts & Social Sciences…Posted: 7th May 2013
UNSW alumnus Damien Miller will become Australia’s first indigenous head of an overseas mission when he takes up his posting as Ambassador to Denmark this month.
Miller graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws in 1998.…Posted: 6th May 2013
UNSW writers and artists will bring their talents to two of Sydney’s most dynamic events – the Sydney Writers’ Festival and the Sydney Film Festival.
Professor Stephen Muecke from the School of Arts and Media (SAM) will host the…Posted: 6th May 2013
After over a decade of lobbying and at least three years of protracted negotiations, an overwhelming majority of the United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in late March.
The treaty prohibits the transfer of…Posted: 6th May 2013
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Under a UN ratified agreement 50 years ago on May 1st, Indonesia was given interim administration of Western New Guinea, now the Indonesian province of Papua.
Full integration into Indonesia was completed in 1969 through the controversial "Act of…Posted: 3rd May 2013
Providing stable housing for people with mental illness has reduced NSW hospitalisation rates by more than 80% and saved $30 million, a report by UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre has shown. WATCH VIDEOPosted: 3rd May 2013