In 35 years, Sydney's population will hit 8 million. Sue Holliday argues there are six ways the city can be transformed by 2050 to increase liveability and affordability.

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The government’s response to the cancellation of the visit by the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants is evidence of the bewildering doublethink regarding Australia’s “legitimacy” as an international leader, UNSW's Human Rights Clinic says.


NSW Police has advised that a new threat made against a number of universities is general in nature and not a specific or direct threat. All UNSW activities are running as normal.

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L-R Owen Walsh, Monica Barone, Jason Eades, Dr Michelle Evans. Photo: Joseph Mayer

UNSW student Owen Walsh has helped launch October as Australia’s inaugural Indigenous Business Month, taking part in a panel discussion at Customs House in Sydney.


The ripple effect ... justice reinvestment in Bourke has been successful

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda will give a public address at UNSW's city campus tonight. 


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The main barrier to a greater uptake of cycling is a widespread concern about safety and lack of appropriate infrastructure, writes Soufiane Boufous.


Follow-up studies of prisoners after their release have found that 56% reported resuming smoking on their first day of release and 84% had relapsed within three weeks. Image: iStock.

Prison bans will not reduce smoking rates unless more support is given to prisoners to help them kick the habit once and for all, according to UNSW researchers.


The HIV virus attacking a cell (iStock).

Scientists are now better able to predict how quickly the HIV virus will return after patients stop treatment following a discovery by researchers at UNSW and the University of Oxford.

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A new survey shows Australians don’t mind if the water coming from their tap is recycled, writes Stuart Khan. 

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Lead author Menno Veldhorst (left) and project leader Andrew Dzurak (right) in the UNSW laboratory where the experiments were performed.

A team of Australian engineers has built a quantum logic gate in silicon for the first time, making calculations between two qubits of information possible – and thereby clearing the final hurdle to making silicon quantum computers a reality.  


A NDARC study has found codeine-related deaths in Australia are increasing as the consumption of codeine-based products increases (iStock).

Codeine-related deaths in Australia more than doubled between 2000 and 2009, largely due to accidental overdoses, new research from UNSW’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has found.


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