News Centre archive - 2017

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Whitlam Institute appoints new Director_Leanne Smith

The Whitlam Institute has announced the appointment of a new Director, international human rights lawyer, former Australian diplomat and senior United Nations official Leanne Smith.

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Hypocrisy reigns on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate

The same-sex marriage debate, like all public debates, is messy. However, more than most, it has become a proxy for something else. It has become a culture war, ugly and unproductive.


Unveiled: Western Sydney University’s bold new solar car

Western Sydney University has unveiled its bold, new solar car – which is sure to turn heads at the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in October.

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The world protests as Amazon forests are opened to mining

There is no doubt Brazil needs to find ways out of recession and unemployment. But is opening more of the Amazon to mining exploration the answer?

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Healing Colombia’s war-ravaged landscapes

Humans weren’t the only victims of Colombia’s five-decade armed conflict. In Caribbean Colombia, one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, nature was also deeply affected.

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Asian businesses - the new classroom for New Colombo students

Hundreds of Western Sydney University students will trade their high-tech classrooms in Australia to study, research, and engage with innovative businesses, including start-ups, across the Asia-Pacific region.


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