UOW expert commentary (9 April)

UOW expert commentary (9 April)

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

Bruce Lehrmann and Australian defamation law

Dr Sarah Ailwood says Australian defamation law should be reformed to create a more level playing field for women, journalists and media publishers speaking out about violence against women. Dr Ailwood says Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation claim against Channel Ten and Lisa Wilkinson exposes the legal obstacles to women, journalists and media publishers seeking to bring voices of lived experience into public debate concerning violence against women. Dr Ailwood is from the School of Law.

Australian winemakers and China’s trade tariffs

Professor Markus Wagner can discuss the Chinese Government’s removal of trade tariffs on Australian bottled wine. Many winemakers say it will take years to recover from the four-year trade dispute. Professor Wagner is an expert in international law, constitutional law and comparative law. He is the Director of the Transnational Law and Policy Centre at UOW.  

Does the order we eat our food in matter?

Professor Karen Charlton can talk about whether we blood sugar levels can be regulated by eating food in a particular order. The growing dietary trend was the focus of a recent New York Times article which refers to the concept as nutrient sequencing. Professor Charlton is a research dietician in the School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences. 

End of Australia’s 3G network

Honorary Professor Katina Michael can provide commentary on the planned shutdown of Australia’s 3G network and the impact this may have on consumers. Honorary Professor Michael is from the School of Business and comments regularly on the social implications of emerging technologies with an emphasis on privacy and national security. She is also a Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence at Arizona State University.

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.