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Opinion: Fire management in Australia has reached a crossroads and ‘business as usual’ won’t cut it

The current wet conditions delivered by La Niña may have caused widespread flooding, but they’ve also provided a reprieve from the threat of bushfires in southeastern Australia. This is an ideal time to consider how we prepare for the next bushfire season.

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Nominations open for Women of the West Awards 2022

Western Sydney University is pleased to open nominations for its Women of the West Awards 2022. Held in partnership with Coleman Greig Lawyers, the awards honour the contributions made by women of all backgrounds who live and work in Western Sydney.

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Opinion: ‘Disappointment and disbelief’ after Morrison government vetoes research into student climate activism’

Between 2019 and early 2021, we developed a research proposal asking for funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

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Opinion: How the kidnapping of a First Nations man on New Year’s Eve in 1788 may have led to a smallpox epidemic

First Nations people please be advised this article speaks of racially discriminating moments in history, including the distress and death of First Nations people.

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Opinion: Without urgent action, these are the street trees unlikely to survive climate change

Cities across the world are on the front line of climate change, and calls are growing for more urban cooling. Many governments are spending big on new trees in public places – but which species are most likely to thrive in a warmer world?

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Opinion: Sydney’s dams may be almost full – but don’t relax, because drought will come again

Dams serving capital cities such as Canberra, Hobart and Sydney are near full after two years of widespread rainfall. But these wet conditions won’t last.

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