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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The relationship between young people with a disability and their support workers has been the focus of a new study from a team of Australian researchers, including UNSW Canberra.

Dr Laura Davy, a research fellow at UNSW Canberra, said the study, led by Professor Sally Robinson from Flinders University, really focused on what interpersonal dynamics are at the heart of good working relationships.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Protecting our Australian biodiversity may be under threat under revised changes to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. UNSW Canberra academic Dr Megan Evans took the time to outline the ins and outs of the EPBC Act and the impact it will have on Australian biodiversity.

What is the EPBC Act?

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The ACT has the highest levels of reincarceration of all Australian states and territories with 71 percent of individuals returning to prison or receiving a community corrections order within two years.

For the first time in the territory, a study has been undertaken by UNSW Canberra investigating the lived experiences of individuals following their release from the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

The research focused specifically on the challenges faced, and what services could have been provided to better assist these individuals in ensuring they don’t return to prison.

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