News Centre archive - 2017

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2017.

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A crèche in a large metropolitan hospital, 1953.

New exhibition Without Consent reveals the personal stories of Australia’s forced adoption past

A new exhibition Without Consent: Australia's past adoption practices has opened at the Whitlam Institute's Margaret Whitlam Galleries in the Female Orphan School, Parramatta South campus.

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Three reasons the government promotes home ownership for older Australians

Government strategies to manage population ageing largely assume that older Australians are home owners. Older Australians who own homes are seen as having made the right choices and as being less of a budget burden.

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As the world embraces space, the 50 year old Outer Space Treaty needs adaptation

The Outer Space Treaty (OST) is the framework multilateral treaty that establishes the principal rules regulating the exploration and use of outer space. Established in 1967, it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

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How to tell when the housing market is slowing

Looking at data, there is no evidence to support the notion that house prices have peaked or are on the cusp of a downward trend. House prices in Australian capital cities rose slightly in June after falling in May.

Green grass

Proposed benefits of rising carbon dioxide are more likely driven by water

One of the expected benefits from rising atmospheric carbon dioxide is that plants may use less water and avoid some of the damaging effects of drought.

EcoCity World Summit

Al Gore to headline Institute for Culture and Society EcoCity World Summit

To help make cities resilient in the face of rapid change, a series of international experts including former US Vice-President Al Gore will speak at a special conference co-hosted by Western Sydney University.


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