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2018

The latest news and expert opinion from the University of Sydney.

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12 October 2018

Tanya Plibersek MP on the path to gender pay equity in Australia

How do we make workplaces work for women? The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP delivered the 26th annual Kingsley Laffer Memorial Lecture at the University of Sydney Business School on Thursday night.
11 October 2018

Australian research doubles number of known fast radio bursts

Fast radio bursts emit as much energy as the Sun over 80 years in just a few milliseconds. Australian astronomers, including Professor Elaine Sadler are on the hunt to find more of these extraordinary objects.
10 October 2018

Puppy killing disease rampant in Australia

Canine parvovirus, a highly contagious and deadly disease that tragically kills puppies, is more prevalent in Australia than previously thought.
09 October 2018

Help the Breaking Good team win $1m Google grant. Vote now

By supporting Dr Alice Williamson's team, you can help them win the $1 million Google Impact Challenge and take their Breaking Good chemistry program to public schools across Australia.
09 October 2018

4 reasons agriculture needs to phase out reliance on glyphosate

Health concerns aside, relying on a single chemical to control weeds is poor long-term agriculture policy. Director of the Sydney Institute for Agriculture, Alex McBratney, says it's time to look beyond glyphosate.
09 October 2018

Time to focus on masculinity in mental-health training

Research by Zac Seidler shows the need to tailor training programs for men's mental health needs. He says men will seek help more readily when practitioners and services engage with social determinants of mental health.
09 October 2018

New database documents rights abuses of 457 visa holders

New analysis of a decade's worth of data by a University of Sydney immigration expert has revealed the nature of worker rights violations experienced by temporary migrants.
08 October 2018

University of Sydney names 20 SOAR Fellows for 2019

Twenty University of Sydney academics have been named 2019 SOAR Fellows and will receive $100,000 over the next two years to take their research careers to the next level.
08 October 2018

How Australia can change democracy

Internationally, disenchantment in democracy is on the rise. Why? And what can we each do individually to save democracy, not just in Australia – but globally? 

08 October 2018

Dummies not to blame for common speech disorder in kids

New University of Sydney research shows bottles, dummies, and thumb sucking in the early years of life do not cause or worsen phonological impairment, the most common type of speech disorder in children.