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20 December 2017

Explainer: the federal Climate Policy Review

The federal government's new climate policy review proposes loosening the rules on Australia’s biggest-emitting companies, such as power generators. Dr Rebecca Pearse explains how it might be a sign of business as usual.
20 December 2017

How market forces and weakened institutions are keeping wages low

Since the mid 1970s and especially since the 1980s the job market changed and so did how our wages are set, writes Professor John Buchanan from the University of Sydney Business School.
20 December 2017

What is meningococcal disease?

Meningococcal is a rare but very serious infection that can lead to blood poisoning and/or brain infection (meningitis), writes Associate Professor Nicholas Wood.
20 December 2017

Where to take refuge in your home during a bushfire

With the bushfire threat expected to be extreme this summer, Douglas Brown, PhD candidate with the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning shares his recommendations for survival.

20 December 2017

New report reveals insights into clinical trials in Australia

A new report reveals Australia ranks in the top tier of national clinical trial activity with more than 10,000 clinical trials conducted between 2006-2015, with cancer the most frequently studied health issue.
20 December 2017

Top tips: How to stay cool in the heat

As temperatures start to soar in Australia, our people are leading research on how to protect the vulnerable during heatwaves.
20 December 2017

Are mosquito coils good or bad for our health?

How do mosquito coils work? Are they dangerous for your health? Medical entomologist Dr Cameron Webb explains.