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04 May 2018

5 things you need to know about the federal budget

Ahead of the 2018-19 Federal Budget on Tuesday, University of Sydney experts explain what the budget might mean for Australia, including the implications in the infrastructure sector, taxation system and NDIS funding.
02 May 2018

Linda Burney and June Oscar to address global gathering in Sydney

Prominent Australian politician Linda Burney and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar will address a gathering of up to 2,000 Indigenous people from around the world in November.
30 April 2018

How Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer win merges pop and classical

As the Pulitzer Music Prize moves away from recognising composers of traditional art music, Dr Scott Davie from Sydney Conservatorium of Music discusses the musical and political criticism behind the rapper's album DAMN.
24 April 2018

Young performers pushing the boundaries between opera and cabaret

Students from the University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music have joined forces with their Wollongong peers to create an operatic spectacular.
12 April 2018

The case for decriminalising drug use

Can drugs be used responsibly? Will Tregoning says yes, and that many people do just that. Advocating to end discrimination around drug use, Tregoning says in this opinion piece that people often hear prejudice rather than facts.
10 April 2018

Iraq museum looting: 15 years on

The ransacking of the National Museum of Iraq is one of the worst acts of cultural vandalism in modern times.
10 April 2018

University and ABC seek next generation research talent

A greater appreciation and understanding of Australian humanities research will result from a partnership between the ABC and the University of Sydney to support researchers with a flair and passion for communicating their vital work.
04 April 2018

The book that became a road map for life

Long before he was an archaeologist, Dr James Fraser (BA(HONS) '04) PhD(Research) '16), was a noisy kid. The book his parents gave him to keep him quiet, Dr Dolittle, did the trick and gave the young James a view of the world that still guides him today.
03 April 2018

The mummy within: 2500-year old coffin's contents revealed

An excavation of a little-investigated Egyptian coffin from the Nicholson Museum's mummy collection has revealed what is likely the mummified remains of a 26th Dynasty (6th century BC) woman.
03 April 2018

The world's best writers put a literary podcast on the map

With her podcast, Lit Up, Angela Ledgerwood created a platform for authors to talk about their work and lives. Her knowledgeable and passionate approach has now seen her interview some of the world's leading authors.