Discover the latest social affairs news about Swinburne’s research, teaching and student success stories.
Un-doing the traditional ballroom lead and follow
Wed 28 May 2014
Would same-sex ballroom dance help disrupt gendered notions of lead and follow? Swinburne Associate Professor Dori Tunstall discusses.
Price of resettling refugees should not be our silence on Cambodia
Mon 26 May 2014
Swinburne Professor Klaus Neumann analyses the Australian Government's plan to resettle refugees in Cambodia.
Ordinary Aristocrats: Philanthropists as Ethical Leaders?
Tue 20 May 2014
New research examines how the link between philanthropy and ethical forms of leadership is verbally and visually constructed in the media.
The state of Australia: science innovation and research
Mon 12 May 2014
In the lead up to the budget, Professor Matthew Bailes looks at science innovation and research in Australia.
Boom or bust, but Seniorpreneurs are going gangbusters
Thu 08 May 2014
‘Seniorpreneurs’ are the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurship, and considered by experts and researchers as the next boom.
White Face – some notes from a fair-skinned Aboriginal
Swinburne PhD student Myles Russell Cook reviews Carly Sheppard's White Face, reflecting on the experiences of fair skinned aboriginals in Australia.
The ageing of the Australian population: triumph or disaster?
Mon 28 Apr 2014
The ageing of the Australian population does not, and will not, impose unmanageable strains on society, according to a new study.
Show Business Can be Risky Charity Business
Thu 24 Apr 2014
Not for Profit organisations need to develop a tight risk management plan when taking on celebrities to endorse a cause, says Swinburne's Dr Branigan.
End super distortions before raising pension age
The audit commission will produce half-baked results if it does not look at poorly targeted tax breaks on super.
On global warming, settled science and George Brandis
Wed 23 Apr 2014
Swinburne Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Matthew Bailes says authoritative opinions on climate science are best sought from expert researchers.