News Centre archive - 2017

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Royal commission provides a vital blueprint for justice for sex abuse victims – now it’s time to act

Adult survivors of child sexual abuse have long complained about police disinterest in so-called “historical” sexual abuse complaints: when a report is made years after the alleged offence.

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Up, up and away: How Australia’s space law is evolving due to technology

Against the backdrop of governments and businesses introducing new space-related technologies to launch satellites, deliver parcels and devise plans to mine asteroids, Australia is reviewing legislation that governs its civil space activities.

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How safe are heartburn medications and who should use them?

Many people suffer regularly from heartburn - a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up the food pipe (oesophagus) after eating. The most commonly prescribed medications are "proton pump inhibitors".

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Research calls for young people with physical disabilities to share their experiences

A new Western Sydney University doctoral study aims to understand the unique skills and perspectives of young people who live with a physical disability.

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Western Sydney University joins IRU

Western Sydney University (WSU) confirmed today that it has accepted an invitation to join the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) network.

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A closer look at jobless youth in Western Sydney points us to the solutions

Youth unemployment emerged as a primary national issue in the late 1970s after international crisis upended Australia's cosy post-war economy.Ten years later, youth unemployment soared again as the financial crises of the late 1980s became a full-blown recession.


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