UOW expert commentary this week (26 - 30 November)

UOW expert commentary this week (26 - 30 November)

UOW academics provide expert comment, opinion and analysis on a range of ongoing and breaking news stories.


Dr Ian Fargher can provide commentary on the scandal engulfing Westpac. Yesterday Dr Fargher wrote about how Westpac is alleged to have broken anti-money laundering laws 23 million times. He is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Business and an expert in forensic accounting.

Dr Andy Schmulow is also available for interviews about Westpac. He says APRA should be removing people from the board of Westpac and make the bank raise more capital to cover the continuing crisis. Dr Schmulow is a Lecturer in the School of Law and a prudential regulation expert.



Dr Rachel Loney-Howes can speak about the #metoo movement in Australia after last night’s ABC documentary Silent No More. Dr Loney-Howes is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Health and Society. She is an expert in gender-based violence.



Professor Willy Susilo is available for interviews in the lead up to Computer Security Day (Saturday 30 November). He is an expert in cryptography and cybersecurity. Professor Susilo is from the School of Computing and Information Technology.



Professor Paul Cooper can talk about the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) at UOW which has achieved full marks under the world’s toughest sustainability standard for buildings, the Living Building Challenge (LBC). The result confirms the SBRC building as the most sustainable building in Australia. Professor Cooper is the Director of SBRC.



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UOW academics exercise academic freedom by providing expert commentary, opinion and analysis on a range of ongoing social issues and current affairs. This expert commentary reflects the views of those individual academics and does not necessarily reflect the views or policy positions of the University of Wollongong.