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10 November 2015

Political satirists aren't freedom fighters, says Bassem Youssef

The role of political satirists is simple: to 'bring more people to the table', renowned comedian and freedom-of-speech advocate Bassem Youssef told a packed MacLaurin Hall at the University of Sydney last week.

10 November 2015

Trailblazing disability campaigner takes on stereotypes and wins

Joan Hume (DipEd '69, BA '69, MA '84) has spent a lifetime advocating for people with disabilities.

10 November 2015

Art helps make the world a better place

Since 1998 the Sydney Peace Prize has been recognising peace builders in both Australia and overseas. Now, an artist is joining the winners circle, reflects David Hirsch. 

10 November 2015

Wheat disease-resistance gene identified, potential to save billions

An international team of scientists has identified a gene that can prevent some of the most significant wheat diseases—creating the potential to save more than a billion dollars in lost production in Australia each year.

10 November 2015

Why COP21 in Paris doesn't define climate change action

Paris is not the be-all and end-all for global climate change action, writes Lisette Collins for the Huffington Post Australia.

10 November 2015

The story of Wall Street's first black millionaire

Jeremiah Hamilton made white clients do his bidding. He bought insurance policies on ships he purposely destroyed. And in 1875, he died the richest black American, writes Professor Shane White.