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A social worker for President? - review of A Promised Land
OPINION  14 Apr 2021

A social worker for President? - review of A Promised Land

In a review of former US President Barack Obama’s memoir, A Promised Land, a leading Charles Sturt University social work academic argues that the basic approaches of Obama’s community organising are similar to those of professional social work.

ILWS International Society and Community

Easter, cultural misogyny and the voice of the divine
OPINION  30 Mar 2021

Easter, cultural misogyny and the voice of the divine

That first Easter told in the voice of a woman …

Religion and Ethics Society and Community

Is water sustainability just a pipe dream?
OPINION  19 Mar 2021

Is water sustainability just a pipe dream?

A leading Charles Sturt University agriculture academic argues a major change of mindset is needed on Australia’s need for water sustainability, because doing nothing is no longer an option.

Agricultural Science Graham Centre Society and Community

Violence and hatred against Australian mosques widespread according to new research
OPINION  15 Mar 2021

Violence and hatred against Australian mosques widespread according to new research

In the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, a team of researchers surveyed mosques in Australia to gauge the extent of anti-Muslim attacks on these places of worship. In this article, the researchers discuss their findings.

Research Religion and Ethics Society and Community

Prime Ministers’ homes a window to politics, leadership and social history
OPINION  12 Mar 2021

Prime Ministers’ homes a window to politics, leadership and social history

A Charles Sturt University academic argues the recent purchase of former PM Gough Whitlam’s home in Cabramatta, to being developed as a heritage site, will benefit Australians passionate about politics, leadership and social history.

Arts and Culture Research Society and Community

COVID-19, future pandemics, and rethinking residential housing design
OPINION  11 Mar 2021

COVID-19, future pandemics, and rethinking residential housing design

Because COVID-19 will not be the last coronavirus pandemic, a Charles Sturt University academic argues future-proofing new buildings in the post-COVID environment must embrace the principles of universal design and lessons from the current pandemic.

Health ILWS Society and Community

Where the Royal Commission wins and falls short when it comes to culturally-safe aged care
OPINION  9 Mar 2021

Where the Royal Commission wins and falls short when it comes to culturally-safe aged care

A social work researcher examines the Royal Commission’s final report and has said while some recommendations will lead to progress, gaps exist in terms of training, accessible information and meeting cultural, personal and spiritual needs.

Health Research Society and Community

The illusions of social media: ‘free speech’ is just the start
OPINION  8 Mar 2021

The illusions of social media: ‘free speech’ is just the start

An information science expert says although social media has changed many norms – from speech to relationships to social experiences – it is important we consider the paradoxes that surround social media and the beliefs many have towards these norms.

Communication and Creative Industries Society and Community

Australia no longer needs a ban on genetically modified crops
OPINION  4 Mar 2021

Australia no longer needs a ban on genetically modified crops

A Charles Sturt University agriculture expert says a ban on genetically modified crops is no longer needed in NSW because the technology has been shown to be safe and beneficial for agriculture and the environment.

Agricultural Science Graham Centre

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