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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?


Burchell

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.


Kevin Dunn

National acceptance of racism is the first step toward true harmony

The National Anti-Racism Partnership and Strategy discussion paper, released last week by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), marks an important milestone.


Noel Pearson

2013 Whitlam Oration delivered by Noel Pearson

"Race, and Indigeneity, should be irrelevant to matters of public welfare and government assistance," says Noel Pearson in the 2013 Whitlam Oration...(read more)


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The great parenting debate: Is it neglectful to let children walk to school alone?

If you let your child walk to school alone, are you being negligent? If you refuse to let your child leave the house unaccompanied, are you denying them important life lessons.


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Truth Will Out: Australian public deserves full explanation, says expert

Political historian Dr David Burchell says the Federal Labor party risks losing what’s left of its credibility unless it engages more directly with voters.



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