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UNSW researcher in international heritage law weighs in on monument-removal controversy

A UNSW researcher in international heritage law has weighed into the monument-removal controversy, suggesting that monuments of James Cook and confederate statues in the US not be removed.

OPINION Rising seas will displace millions of people and Australia must be ready

In 2017 18.8 million people were displaced by natural disasters, with floods accounting for 8.6 million. Climate change is poised to drive those numbers higher still.

UNSW Sydney Law partners with KPMG Law and KWM to establish new chair in Disruptive Innovation and Law

Scientia Professor Ross Buckley will hold the inaugural chair that will focus on research and education in FinTech and RegTech

Peter Dutton would be 'in strife' if interest questions go to High Court

FULL INTERVIEW: One of the nation's leading constitutional lawyers claims Peter Dutton will be 'in strife' if questions over his business interests go to the High Court.

What Dutton's cool response to constitutional questions tells us

Yesterday was a tumultuous day in Australian politics: the day started with the Liberal Party declaring the leadership vacant, and closed with Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister.

Experts agree bank conduct could be criminal

Professor Dimity Kingsford Smith, director of the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation at the University of New South Wales, commenting on Royal Commission into banks and super funds charging customers fees for no service.
“Under the Commonwealth Criminal Code and state law, fraud can involve reckless deception of another, the client, with the intention to gain a financial advantage with maximum penalties of up to 10 years in jail,” Professor Kingsford Smith said.

UNSW Law and Business alumna appointed CEO of Macquarie Group

UNSW Law and Business alumna Shemara Wikramanayake has been named the next chief executive of Australia’s biggest investment bank, Macquarie Group.

Ingram Visiting Fellow finds international environmental law more boon than bane for developing countries

The leading authority on international environmental and global climate change law has rejected prevailing criticism, saying that developing countries have benefited from international legal protections.

In the fifth biennial Ingram Lecture at UNSW Sydney, Professor Daniel Bodansky said that international environmental law was not a threat to developing countries and he had come to “praise international environmental law, not to bury it”.

UN delivers strong rebuke to Australian government on women’s rights

This week, the United Nations handed down its recommendations from its review of Australia’s compliance with the women’s rights treaty, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The UN delivered a scathing critique of Australia’s failures to protect and promote the rights of women and girls.