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People love parklets, and businesses can help make them happen

OPINION: Amelia Thorpe, The Conversation, 6 December 2017.

As councils across Australia strive to enhance their liveability, parklets are proving popular among city communities. A poll of 300-plus citizens gathered for the inaugural Perth City Summit in August found parklets are the street activation people would most like to see. But why are they so desirable?

Don't expect a long line of victims to front royal commission: experts

Professor Dimity Kingsford Smith speaks to The Age, Melbourne (6 December 2017) about the royal commission into financial services led by former High Court judge Kenneth Haynes.

Crisis in Myanmar – its origins and our response

Dr Melissa Crouch participated in a panel discussion for The Lowy Institute on 5 December 2017.

Over half a million Rohingya have fled Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh since 25 August, bringing with them accounts of crimes against humanity by Myanmar security forces and local mobs.

On 5 December the Lowy Institute convened an expert panel for a discussion of the background to the current crisis, including the roles of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s military, and an examination of what Australia and the international community can do to address one of Southeast Asia’s most serious humanitarian crises in decades.

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UNSW Info Day

Event date: 
16 December 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
UNSW Sydney, Kensington

Info Day is the perfect opportunity to get your last minute questions answered.

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