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Wanted: paid maternity leave Article - Posted on 23 January 2009

Australia has gone from world leader to backwater in one crucial area paid maternity leave.

Dr Karen Fisher to receive 2009 Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship Article - Posted on 1 January 2009

UNSW Social Policy Researcher Dr Karen Fisher has been selected to receive a 2009 Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship.

Miraca's gift Article - Posted on 16 December 2008

Miraca Gross has no doubt helped more than her fair share of Mensa members so it's appropriate that UNSW's Professor of Gifted Education is acknowledged by the organisation itself.

Housing, mentoring to keep women out of jail Article - Posted on 10 December 2008

WHEN Kat Armstrong first held up a bank, she was terrified. Usually she just drove the getaway car, but this time the ringleader insisted she accompany him inside with a pistol. "I was crying underneath my balaclava," she said.

Mums still bear brunt of housework Article - Posted on 1 December 2008

Being a parent has become more exhausting over the past 10 years as mothers and fathers devote more hours to paid work and to looking after their children, new data shows.

The moral power of the President Article - Posted on 6 November 2008

The question that many people are asking after the election of Barack Obama to the presidency is what difference he can make. Specifically, will his being a black man make any difference - or will Obama turn out to be a fairly conventional president, no different from the other 43 presidents of the United States except with a black face?

Disability is an art' Article - Posted on 21 October 2008

An icon in US disability culture, the acclaimed playwright, poet, actor and dancer Neil Marcus, has told an audience at UNSW that 'Disability is an art - it is an ingenious way to live'.

Dads spend 'a minute a day with kids' Article - Posted on 20 October 2008

Fathers in Australia spend just over a minute per day alone with their children during the working week, a study reveals.

Workshops help families with gifted kids overcome isolation Article - Posted on 19 October 2008

PARENTS of gifted children are becoming socially isolated fearing they sound boastful or arrogant if they speak about their child's ability.

Empire lies at the core of American identity Article - Posted on 8 October 2008

At the beginning of the Iraq War, Donald Rumsfeld stated on television that Americans don't "do" empire.