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01 May 2023

Bold plan for immigration overhaul will address Australia's future needs

Australia can return to its once world-leading model of equality and inclusion for migrants, write Associate Professors Chris F Wright and Stephen Clibborn from the University of Sydney Business School in The Sydney Morning Herald.
28 April 2023

Australia's immigration system set for overhaul after damning review

Associate Professor Anna Boucher, Chair of the Discipline of Government and International Relations, examines the key changes proposed for Australian immigration.
28 April 2023

Study warns of underestimated uncertainty in published research

New research involving the University of Sydney Business School has found researchers underestimate the degree of uncertainty in their findings.
05 April 2023

Rising prices hurt public confidence in transport

Public confidence in transport has dropped significantly in the first quarter of 2023 to the lowest levels in five years, according to the latest report from the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) at the University of Sydney Business School.
03 April 2023

3 ways to help the $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund revive manufacturing

There is support for the fund from employer groups and trade unions, but there are also criticisms, writes Dr Jarryd Daymond from The University of Sydney Business School.
03 April 2023

Ukraine refugee awarded University of Sydney MBA scholarship

Ukrainian refugee Marta Artemenko is aiming to help rebuild her war-torn nation after being awarded the University of Sydney Business School 2023 Anstice MBA Scholarship for Community Leadership.
23 March 2023

How can we stop scammers slipping fake texts into legitimate SMS threads?

Dr Suranga Seneviratne from the Faculty of Engineering and Professor Carol Hsu from the Business School analyse how the proposed registry will help prevent these scams.

23 March 2023

Sexual harassment and customer abuse rife in retail

One in five retail workers has been sexually harassed at work in the past five years, most commonly by a senior colleague or a customer, according to a new report from the University of Sydney and the Australia National University.
16 March 2023

Evolution not revolution: why GPT-4 is notable, but not groundbreaking

OpenAI's new GPT-4 model is more creative and capable of more advanced reasoning, but remains subject to the same limitations of its predecessors, writes Dr Marcel Scharth from the University of Sydney Business School.
15 March 2023

Australian unpaid social contributions valued at $287 billion

Australians generated at least $287.86 billion in value through unpaid social contributions in 2021, according to a new report from the University of Sydney's Mental Wealth Initiative.