News Centre archive - 2017

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

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What’s the economic value of the Great Barrier Reef? It’s priceless

Deloitte Access Economics has valued the Great Barrier Reef with an economic contribution of A$6.4 billion per year. Yet this figure grossly underestimates the value of the reef.

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Study finds global support for new UN framework for children’s rights online

The global push for a new international framework governing the rights of children online has gained new momentum, after a multinational study found governments and NGOs are calling for formal assistance.

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Western Sydney University launches new Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC)

Western Sydney University has established a Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC) within the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics as an important and timely initiative which will make the western Sydney constructors future ready.

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Western Sydney University experts weigh-in on the 2016 Census

A range of experts from Western Sydney University have had their say on the 2016 Census data, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Western Sydney University academic named a ‘Hero of Liverpool’

A Western Sydney University academic has been presented a special community award from Liverpool City Council, in recognition of his contributions to the health and wellbeing of the local community.

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How to help kids navigate fake news and misinformation online

Young people get a huge amount of their news from social media feeds, where false, exaggerated or sponsored content is often prevalent. With the right tools, caregivers can give kids the knowledge they need to assess credible information for themselves.


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