News Centre archive - 2017

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

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Plants release more carbon dioxide into atmosphere than expected

A new study involving Western Sydney University, ANU and international collaborators has found that plants release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere through respiration than expected, and the problem will worsen with climate change.

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Most young Australians can’t identify fake news online

In September 2017, we conducted Australia’s first nationally representative survey focused on young Australians’ news engagement practices.

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Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: can you build a city?

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Report highlights need for media literacy among Australian kids

Australia’s first national children’s news and media report, co-authored by Dr Tanya Notley from the Institute for Culture and Society, was officially launched in Sydney today.

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Bronze award for Western Sydney University tourism program

Western Sydney University was awarded a bronze medal at the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards, during a gala event in Sydney last night.

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Western Sydney University welcomes national report on gender equality data

Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover, has welcomed today’s release of the 2016-17 national workforce data on gender equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).


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