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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.

Visual resource encourages conversation about gendered violence on campus

(L-R) Associate Professor Jan Breckenridge, co-convenor, UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network, Professor Eileen Baldry, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Inclusion and Diversity, Angela Griffin, UNSW SRC Women's Officer and Professor Andrea Durbach, discuss initiatives at UNSW since the release of the report on Safe Ground. 

A new visual resource has been created for students and staff to facilitate conversations about how we should respond to and prevent gendered violence on university campuses.

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.

Scholarship an enduring support for this UNSW family

For one family, the resources available to support Indigenous people at UNSW – including the Shalom Gamarada Residential Scholarship – have been especially valuable for career success.

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”.

Aboriginal women in the spotlight in second Mason Conversation

Two prominent Aboriginal women who led the unique process which culminated in the historic Uluru Statement from the Heart will take part in the second Mason Conversation at UNSW on August 16.

AUSTRALIA’S biggest investment bank has appointed its first female CEO

Alumna Shemara Wikramanayake earned her commerce and law degree from UNSW

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.

University students aren’t reporting sexual assault, and new guidelines don’t address why

Guidelines for how universities should respond to student sexual assault and sexual harassment released late last week fail to address the reason so many students don’t actually report their experiences.

UNSW alumnus tackles social injustice through Fulbright Scholarship

UNSW Law alumnus Peerce McManus is Harvard bound on a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship to undertake a Master of Law focusing on the role of law, public policy, and advocacy in improving outcomes for disadvantaged communities.