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23 June 2016

'Jobs and growth' focus ignores society’s most vulnerable, warns pre-election audit

Ahead of the Federal Election, a group of leading academics have released a new audit questioning what the Coalition, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and the Australian Greens are doing to address poverty in Australia and beyond.

23 June 2016

Australia 20 years after gun reform: no mass shootings, declining firearm deaths

Since major gun law reform 20 years ago, Australia has seen no mass shootings and an accelerating decline in intentional firearm deaths, the Journal of the American Medical Association reports today.

22 June 2016

75% want non-lethal response - survey at world’s leading shark bite area shows

A survey of 600 Western Australians has found 75 percent of respondents support the West Australian government selecting non-lethal responses following shark bite incidents. 

21 June 2016

Pioneering technology rolls out to track the Australian indoor climate

The University of Sydney’s IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) lab, in partnership with several major corporations, is rolling out ground-breaking technology that will track the indoor climate in the largest survey of Australian workplaces.

21 June 2016

University welcomes new Sydney School of Entrepreneurship

The University of Sydney has welcomed the NSW Government's $25 million pledge to create the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship as a new collaborative venture in the higher education sector. 

21 June 2016

A vote for Brexit means a wounded David Cameron and a calamitous blow to Europe

Behind the parochial media focus on the political manoeuvring within a divided Conservative Party, national decisions don't get much more important than the UK's referendum on its EU membership, writes Nick Rowley.

21 June 2016

Creation of a leading centre for visual art and design

The University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and the National Art School have been exploring opportunities since last year for a closer association between the three institutions, with the aim of strengthening the delivery of visual art and design education in NSW.

20 June 2016

A hip hop remake of an ancient Greek epic spreads a tale of human survival

Greek-Australian hip-hop artist Luka Lesson has teamed up with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on an ambitious recording project and world-premiere event. The pilot project, Odysseus Live, re-imagines the 3000 year old Greek epic The Odyssey by Homer, shining a spotlight on modern day tales of human oppression and survival.

20 June 2016

Dame Leonie Kramer to receive State Memorial Service

A State Memorial Service will be held on Monday 27 June to honour the life and achievements of Dame Leonie Judith Kramer, AC DBE (MA ’89, D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) ’09).

17 June 2016

Latest international scholarship holders ready to take on the world

Later this month, more than 50 talented students from 18 countries will celebrate the completion of their international scholarships at a farewell ceremony on campus, run by the International Sponsorships team.