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The Armstrong Saga and the impact of doping on Global Sport. Doping in Sport- Session 1 2013

On the eve of Lance Armstrong’s much anticipated Oprah interview, there has never been a more fitting time to consider the issue of doping in sport. The revelations that saw Armstrong stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, his lucrative sponsorship deals, and led to a lifetime ban from sport, have marred the sport of cycling in recent months. These same revelations saw Australia’s own, Matt White, former coach of the men’s professional national team of Cycling Australia, exposed as a drug cheat. For leading Australian expert in sport and anti-doping, Catherine Ordway, the entire sport needs a shake-up, something she intends to explore in her new postgraduate course, Doping in Sport: Global Issues.

'Troubles brewing as violence resumes in Belfast'

Dr Fergal Davis writes in ABC The Drum (10 January 2013). "The peace process has failed to deliver for the Loyalists of Northern Ireland, writes Fergal Davis, and they've taken their grievances to the streets. A moment of supreme political leadership is needed to prevent a return to anarchy."

'One man's freedom fighter...can we ever define terrorism?'

Dr Fergal Davis writes in The Conversation (8 January 2013). Terrorism defies definition. We all know one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter; or in some cases, one man’s terrorist is another’s recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. The use of the word “terrorist” by both sides of the current conflict between Hamas and Israel underline its ambiguity.

Clock ticks on urgent reform

Professor George Williams writes in The Sydney Morning Herald (22 December 2012).

'Calls to end dysfunction between states, Canberra '

Professor George Williams speaks to The Australian (10 December 2012). Constitutional law expert at the University of NSW George Williams backed Mr Greiner's assessment, saying the current system was costing taxpayers billions of dollars every year and that the costs to the economy were even greater.

Penalties for under 18s sexting and cyber bullying too harsh, young people say

Penalties for under 18s sexting and cyber bullying too harsh, young people say. Half of children surveyed in NSW said they had been bullied online or knew someone who had, and more than a third had been asked, or knew someone who had been asked, for a naked or sexy photo. However many were unaware of the serious criminal penalties that can apply to the practices.

'Well above world standard' rating for UNSW Law research

'Well above world standard' rating for UNSW Law research

UNSW Law’s research performance received the highest possible rating of 5 which is ‘well above world standard’ in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) outcomes report released today by the Australian Research Council.

Two Law academics appointed Scientia Professors

Two Law academics appointed Scientia Professors UNSW Law warmly congratulates Professor Jane McAdam and Professor Ross Buckley on being appointed Scientia Professors.

UNSW Law and HKU hold joint research symposium in Hong Kong

UNSW Law and HKU hold joint research symposium in Hong Kong. A joint biennial research symposium is underway this week at the University of Hong Kong, bringing together academics from UNSW Law and the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law.

'Lost change of $20b a year is falling through federal-state divide'

'Lost change of $20b a year is falling through federal-state divide' Professor George Williams writes in The Sydney Morning Herald (5 December 2012). The end of the year has seen a burst of government reform activity: a review into GST payments was released last week, while the federal Parliament has established inquiries over the summer on constitutional recognition of Aborigines and local government. This Friday, there will be a meeting of Australia's political leaders at the Council of Australian Governments.

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