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23 January 2017
Explainer: What are workers rights to pay in the gig economy?

Whether it be Uber or Airtasker, most workers in the gig economy want to be paid a fair rate for their work. How does the law protect the rights of these workers? Professor Joellen Riley, Dean of Sydney Law School, explains. 

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15 December 2016
Top 10 tips for first-year students

Your first year on campus can be intimidating. New people. New classes. New locations. We asked current University of Sydney students to share the things they have learned during their time on campus.

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12 December 2016
We need strict penalties for insider trading

Insider trading is not a victimless crime. In the wake of the Senate inquiry into financial crime, Dr Juliette Overland from the Business School explains why we need strict penalties. 

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09 December 2016
Dean appointed to leading position with global education alliance

Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, Professor Greg Whitwell, has been appointed Deputy Chair of the CEMS global alliance, a unique network of 30 of the world's leading higher education institutions.

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07 December 2016
App to change the way you retire

Do you need to save more money for retirement? There may soon be an app for that, thanks to MBA graduate Carla Harris and her team.

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07 December 2016
Domestic services: the unsung heroes of the China export boom

Research conducted by the University of Sydney and Westpac has revealed one of the biggest beneficiaries of Australia's growing trade ties with China has been the value-added domestic services and that they are contributing more to the export story than previously understood.

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05 December 2016
Infrastructure: learning lessons from superannuation

Superannuation and infrastructure have a lot in common, and so they should: they represent two sides of the same coin. 

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05 December 2016
Is the Australian housing market at risk of a collapse?

Understanding if a ‘housing bubble’ exists in the Australian housing market is the new focus of a University of Sydney complex systems research team.

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01 December 2016
The top challenges facing multicultural Australia

The world needs cultural experts to progress from theorising about multiculturalism to active facilitation of dialogue, Dr Betina Szkudlarek tells a University of Sydney Business School conference. 

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29 November 2016
The Sydney entrepreneur behind the famous face

Many Australians would know her face from the $20 note, but may know less about Mary Reibey’s story – the single mother of seven children who became a legendary businesswoman in Sydney during the 1800s.

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