19 May 2021

Why benchmark human rights in financial services?

The link between financial services' business activities and their human rights impacts are not well understood. Publicly benchmarking performance can create pressure to improve: our benchmark offers a snapshot of FSE performance and a way toward better outcomes.
18 May 2021

Proposed SpaceX base threatens lands and livelihoods in Papua

Elon Musk's proposed SpaceX base in Biak, Papua could have a negative impact on local livelihoods and the environment, argues Southeast Asia expert, Dr Sophie Chao.
18 May 2021

People more confident about vaccines in countries where trust in science is high

Using the world's largest vaccine confidence survey, researchers established that the more a national population trusts science, the more likely they are to believe that vaccines are safe and effective.
18 May 2021

The best things to see and do at the Chau Chak Wing Museum

With a dizzying collection of art, history, science and ancient cultures sprawling over four floors, where do you start? What should you do? Well, this guide is for you.

18 May 2021

1 in 5 NSW teachers temporary, vulnerable to exploitation

Temporary teachers, the majority of whom are female and not temporarily employed by choice, face the same work demands as permanent teachers - yet face more pressure due to their precarious work status.
18 May 2021

'Where are you from?' isn't the best way to understand Australia's cultural diversity

A new report from Diversity Council Australia (DCA) and the University of Sydney Business School has found that Australian organisations are missing out on important business opportunities by failing to effectively measure the degree and breadth of culturally diverse talent.
18 May 2021

Scientists find new way of predicting COVID-19 vaccine efficacy

Australian researchers have identified the immune response associated with protection from COVID-19 - a discovery that may help cut the time it takes to develop new vaccines.
17 May 2021

Paid parental leave progress has plateaued, according to a new paper

A new paper by University of Sydney researchers has warned that failure to improve the ten-year-old paid parental leave scheme has entrenched gender inequality, both at work and at home.
14 May 2021

Daughter of sheep farmers recipient of new Veterinary Science scholarship

Raised on a drought-stricken western NSW sheep farm, the recipient of the Dalara Foundation scholarship has insight into the challenges for rural vets.
14 May 2021

New COVID vaccine among recipients of funding injection

The University of Sydney has received funding for 12 research projects, including a single-dose COVID vaccine, from the Medical Research Future Fund.