Expert opinion

John Macdonald

Paid Parental Leave for dads a welcome small step forward

The Men’s Health and Information Resource Centre at the University of Western Sydney says the passage of legislation introducing paid parental leave for dads.

Michael Singh

Burma aid package must keep the needs of children in its sights

How might the Australian Government best invest its $80 million education package for Burma? ‘Australian Development Scholarships’ are meant to provide better educated teachers for Myanmar’s (Burma) children.

Phil Ross

Hastie Group collapse echoes ABC Learning, Centro failures

The sudden collapse of the Hastie Group has strong parallels with the failures of One.Tel, ABC Learning Centres, and HIH a decade ago.

Steven Freeland Thumbnail

Taylor conviction and sentencing shows war criminals can no longer hide

The sentencing of former Liberian president Charles Taylor on 30 May, following his conviction last month for war crimes and crimes against humanity, sends an important message.

Lazar Stankov thumbnail

NAPLAN tests mean academic achievement but is there a price?

As the fifth year of NAPLAN testing gets underway this week, it has prompted the usual debates. Are the tests in our student’s best interests?


Experts comment on budget implications for crucial Western Sydney seats

Two experts from the University of Western Sydney are available to comment on the 2012 Federal Budget, what it means for the region.

Professor Michael Adams

ASIC wins against James Hardie directors in the High Court

Corporate governance expert says high court findings against James Hardie over a statement regarding an asbestos victims’ compensation fund have raised the standard of care and diligence.

Professor Peter Shergold

Speech by Professor Peter Shergold on 2 April 2012

Passover dinner speech presented by UWS Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold, to the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.

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