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Important Changes to Student Email

On 31 August 2016 all past student zMail accounts will be closed. Students will only be able to access email using their new Cloud Email mailbox.

To start accessing your new student Cloud Email account go to https://login.microsoftonline.com

Username: zID@ad.unsw.edu.au (This is not an email address)

Password: zPass

Email address: remains zID@student.unsw.edu.au or name@student.unsw.edu.au

Pornographic website targeting schoolgirls exposes 'terrifying' fears facing girls online

David Vaile speaks to The Sydney Morning Herald (20 August 2016) regarding a recent website exposing photgraphs of schoolgirls.

Mr Vaile said that a culture of reckless shairing of information has been fostered by social sites such as Facebook and 4Chan: "The idea is 'Don't think too much, don't have any respect for your own information or security and don't value anybody else's'."

After the Nauru files, how can Australia go about ending offshore detention?

Professor Jane McAdam speaks to The Guardian (16 August 2016) regarding the possibilities of relocating refugees from offshore processing to Australia. 

Parliament fails us by not listening to us

OPINION: Professor George Williams AO, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 August 2016.

On August 30, the federal Parliament will reconvene. It will be a day of pomp and ceremony, and an opportunity to reflect on how well Parliament serves the community. Too often, Parliament is failing in this task. A prime example is the lack of an effective system for the community to petition their elected representatives.

The Dangers of Sunsets in National Security

When punitive media intrude on the courts' role, can justice be served?

OPINION: Emeritus Professor David Brown, The Conversation, 19 August 2016.

In my opinion the publication of these egregious articles warrants the imposition of a sentence that takes account of Ms Wran’s continuing exposure to risk of custodial retribution, the unavoidable spectre of enduring damage to her reputation and an impeded recovery from her ongoing mental health and drug-related problems.

How the entire nation of Nauru almost moved to Queensland

OPINION: Scientia Professor Jane McAdam, The  Conversation, 15 August 2016.

Nauru is best known to most Australians as the remote Pacific island where asylum seekers who arrive by boat are sent. What is less well known is that in the 1960s, the Australian government planned to relocate the entire population of Nauru to an island off the Queensland coast.

Emergencies and executions under Jokowi

OPINION: Bhatara Ibnu Reza, New Mandala, 15 August 2016.

In late July, Indonesia executed four prisoners on Nusa Kambangan Island. Minutes before ten others were set to face the firing squad the Attorney General suddenly canceled their executions.

All 14, the majority foreigners, were convicted of drugs crimes, which according to Indonesian criminal law are serious enough to warrant the death penalty.

Ever since President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo assumed office in 2014, he has clearly stated that he rejects any clemency for drug criminals and that he approves of capital punishment without the slightest hesitation.

Privacy Commissioner outlines penalties for privacy breaches of census data

Professor Graham Greenleaf speaks to ABC Radio's 'PM' (9 August 2016), regarding any breaches of privacy that may occur from the recent ABS Census on 9 August 2016.

Professor Greenleaf said, "Massive data spills happen in many different situations and the massive consequences can be quite dire for people." 

Background Briefing: Black Saturday's long shadow on RN Breakfast

Associate Professor Michael Legg speaks to Radio ABC's Background Briefing (5 August 2016), regarding the delay in Black Saturday survivors' settlement distribution following their class action against the power company, maintenance company and the Victorian Government, who are held responsible for the fires.

Listen to the segment here.

 

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