University of Wollongong - Opinion en-au RSS feed of Opinion from the University of Wollongong, Australia. © 2007-2017 University of Wollongong Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:42:00 +1100 60 Teaching kids 21st century skills early will help prepare them for their future Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:42:00 +1100 Future learners will need an excellent start in early learning if they are to cope with mid to late 21st century challenges. Shutterstock OPN Did they mean to do that? Accident and intent in an octopuses’ garden Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:33:00 +1100 A gloomy octopus perched above a bed of discarded ... OPN The road to same-sex marriage support has been long – and the fight isn’t over yet Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:21:00 +1100 Scott McKinnon, University of WollongongToday&rsquo;s same-sex marriage survey results represent a moment of ... POL Explainer: hydrofluorocarbons saved the ozone layer, so why are we banning them? Wed, 8 Nov 2017 09:14:00 +1100 Jenny Fisher, University of Wollongong and Stephen Wilson, ENV Don’t ignore the mobility scooter. It may just be the future of transport Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:47:00 +1100 Thomas Birtchnell, University of Wollongong; Gordon Waitt, POL Friday essay: the cultural meanings of wild horses Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1100 Wild horses, known as brumbies, in Australia. OPN In Mexico, undocumented migrants risk deportation to aid earthquake victims Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1100 Undocumented migrants are among those helping to rebuild the hardest-h... OPN Whose best friend? How gender and stereotypes can shape our relationship with dogs Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:28:00 +1100 Paul McGreevy, University of Sydney and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey</... OPN Mercury from the northern hemisphere is ending up in Australia Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:47:00 +1100 Jenny Fisher, University of Wollongong; Dean Howard, TEC Old sites, new visions: art and archaeology collide in Cyprus Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:28:00 +1100 Craig Barker, University of Sydney and Diana Wood Conroy, ART Can trying to meet specific exercise goals put us off being active altogether? Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:40:00 +1000 Christian Swann, University of Wollongong and S... MED 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