University of Wollongong - Opinion en-au RSS feed of Opinion from the University of Wollongong, Australia. © 2007-2017 University of Wollongong Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:12:00 +1000 60 Could Trump be holding Dreamers hostage to make Mexico pay for his border wall? Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:12:00 +1000 Luis G&oacute;mez Romero, University of WollongongFulfilling one of United States president Donald Trump&rsquo;s ART Truth to power: how podcasts are getting political Fri, 1 Sep 2017 13:28:00 +1000 Podcasts are becoming a powerful socio-political force: from crime to social justice, they are changing the debate on some of the key issues of our times. The Australian podcast The Messenger, which describes the life of a detainee on Manus Island, recently ART Can our cities’ thriving creative precincts be saved from ‘renewal’? Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:27:00 +1000 At first glance, old industrial sites, like the one in Carrington Street, Marrickville, don&rsquo;t look like much. But they provide vital spaces for creative precincts to flourish. &nbsp; ART From flatscreen TVs to your smartphone: the element boron deserves more attention Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:17:00 +1000 Zhenguo Huang, University of Wollongong &nbsp; Each time you watch sport on a fl... TEC Governors gone wild: Mexico faces a “lost generation” of corrupt leaders Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:59:00 +1000 Luis G&oacute;mez Romero, University of WollongongDuring the colonial period, the Spanish Americas were governed ... POL Dry winter primes Sydney Basin for early start of bushfire season Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:01:00 +1000 Matthias Boer, Western Sydney University; ENV Buried tools and pigments tell a new history of humans in Australia for 65,000 years Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1000 Chris Clarkson, The University of Queensland; TEC The NSW Budget will make it easier for first homebuyers to buy a house in the Illawarra: Truth or fiction? Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:29:00 +1000 By Alex Frino, Professor of Economics, University of Wollongong.&nbsp;We often hear that houses are getting less and less affordable, making it harder for young people to own one... ECN Surfing the 3D printing wave: the changing face of surfboard fin production Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1000 Marc in het Panhuis demonstrating that surfers require fins in their surfboards for stability and control during manoeuvres. <... TEC Five tips to get the most out of your workday Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:08:00 +1000 Mary Barrett, University of Wollongong&nbsp;Getting a lot done each day is about more than just having the right productivity tools and setup. It&rs... ECN Home prices tell us the value the public puts on green spaces Thu, 2 Mar 2017 11:45:00 +1100 Shanaka Herath, University of WollongongHomes near green amenities are more desirable and more expensive because residents are willing to... No longer tied to Britain, Australia is still searching for its place in the world Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:15:00 +1100 Gregory Melleuish, University of WollongongThis is part of a series examining Australian national identity, esp... POL Bots without borders: how anonymous accounts hijack political debate Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:48:00 +1100 Katina Michael, University of Wollongong A bot (short for robot) per... TEC Twitter diplomacy: how Trump is using social media to spur a crisis with Mexico Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:13:00 +1100 Luis G&oacute;mez Romero, University of Wollongong Six days after taking office, President Donald Trump is facing the... POL Should gifted students go to a separate school? Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:46:00 +1100 Catherine Wormald, University of WollongongDespite two Senate inquiries in 1988 and EDU Wheat, sheep, or Elvis Presley? Rural Australia has had to change its tune Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:50:00 +1100 John Connell, University of Sydney and Chris Gibson, ART Public won’t back a ‘politicians’ republic’, so Turnbull needs to offer a better model Fri, 23 Dec 2016 09:06:00 +1100 Gregory Melleuish, University of WollongongThe word republic has many meanings &ndash; but they can probably be... POL How to tackle the rising tide of poaching in Australia’s tropical seas Fri, 23 Dec 2016 08:56:00 +1100 Steven Purcell, Southern Cross University and Hampus Eriksson, ... ENV Changes to Radio National are gutting a cultural treasure trove Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:21:00 +1100 Siobhan McHugh, University of Wollongong&ldquo;RN is the home of big thinking, big ideas, and the national conversation,&rdquo; ART Explainer: what is scurvy and is it making a comeback? Fri, 2 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1100 Karen Charlton, University of WollongongA major hospital in western Sydney recently reported a number of diabetes patients were MED