December 3, 2019
UOW expert commentary this week (3 - 7 December)
UOW academics provide expert comment, opinion and analysis on a range of ongoing and breaking news stories.
Dr Andy Schmulow is 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 Ian Fargher can also provide commentary on the scandal engulfing Westpac. Last week 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 Phil Zylstra can speak about bushfire conditions in New South Wales and Queensland. Dr Zylstra is an expert in fire management. He is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires at UOW.
WORLD SOIL DAY – THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER
Associate Professor Anthony Dosetto is available for interviews about World Soil Day (5 December). He says preserving our soil should be at the centre of our concerns, yet it rarely gets a look in. Earlier in the year he wrote about the need for our landscape to be covered in trees, as they can make soil erosion much less sensitive to climate change. Prof Dosseto is the Founder of the Isotope Geochronology Laboratory at UOW.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES – TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER
Dr Amanda Webster can speak about the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December). Her research is focused on creating inclusive learning environments to support people on the autism spectrum. Dr Webster is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education.
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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.