UOW expert commentary (20 May)

UOW expert commentary (20 May)

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

ASIC tells banks to help borrowers in mortgage distress

Associate Professor Andy Schmulow is available for interviews about a new Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) report that says bank and non-bank lenders are failing struggling customers. Associate Professor Schmulow is from the School of Law and is a prudential regulation expert.

Fees for households exporting surplus power

Mr Sean Elphick can talk about proposed changes for households with solar panels to be charged for surplus power they generate in New South Wales. Mr Elphick is the Research Co-ordinator of the Australian Power Quality Research Centre at UOW.

Age verification technology

Dr Armin Alimardani can discuss a planned pilot by the federal government for age verification technology. The pilot is intended to stop children accessing harmful content online. Dr Alimardani is a Lecturer in the School of Law and an expert in the ethical and legal implications of emerging technologies.

Unconventional burials

Professor Lee Moerman can talk about the funeral industry and unconventional burials in Australia. In an article Professor Moerman co-authored in The Conversation she says there are myriad choices when it comes to deciding what to do with your body when you die. These include being buried on your own land, buried at sea or water cremation but the requirements for different types of burials vary from state to state. Professor Moerman is from the School of Business.

AI disruption in higher education

Professor Shahriar Akter is available for interviews about how AI is disrupting the higher education sector. He says this is a watershed moment in the history of our higher education that requires urgent attention to the strict principles of research integrity in reporting and assessing AI generated outputs. Professor Akter is an expert in digital marketing analytics in the School of Business.

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.