UOW experts available for comment this week (20 - 24 September)
UOW academics provide expert commentary, opinion and analysis on a range of ongoing and breaking news stories
Dr Betty Frino can talk about the federal government’s plans to introduce new laws to improve job security for millions of Australian workers in the gig economy. She can discuss minimum wages, job security and the need for better conditions for gig workers. Dr Frino is a Lecturer in the School of Business. Her research covers remuneration systems and wage setting, labour regulation, workplace productivity and pay equity.
Dr Paul Mazzola is a banking and finance expert who can talk about rising interest rates. Dr Mazzola is a lecturer in banking and finance in the Faculty of Business and Law and has more than 25 years’ banking and finance experience in the Australian, European and Asian pacific markets. He recently published a book that explores the power and greed behind the global financial crisis.
Future of the Monarchy
Professor Greg Melleuish can provide commentary on the future of the Royal Family. Professor Melleuish believes remaining a constitutional monarchy is the best path for Australia. He says:
"Going forward, the Royal Family will continue to have a symbolic role and be important at a cultural level. It will need to avoid scandal and to play an exemplary role as a good example. Being a royal involves discipline; despite the glamour, it is a lifestyle which is much more difficult to live than appears on the surface."
Professor Melleuish is a lecturer and researcher with expertise in political theory, Australian politics, ancient history and world history. He is from the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry.
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.