News Centre archive - 2018

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2018.

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Who is our health regulator, AHPRA, and does it operate effectively?

In Australia, we sometimes hear of problems in the health industry regarding anaesthetics, cosmetic surgeons or chiropractors acting in ways that could be, and sometimes are, harmful to patients.

Sore losers forgetting the importance of grace in defeat

Defeat is a truer test of character than victory. Whether it’s the US Open or Australian politics, the way participants deal with failure impacts the contest overall, with implications well beyond a moment of madness.

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New book calls for changes to education system

A new book co-edited by Western Sydney University’s Associate Professor David Cole asserts that a radical change to the education system is vital to addressing current global issues such as climate change.

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Friday essay: the rise of the ‘bin chicken’, a totem for modern Australia

In just a few decades, the Australian White Ibis has made itself at home in many of Australia’s coastal and inland cities.

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Pay to play: is participating in sport becoming too expensive for everyday Australians?

Australians spend nearly A$11 billion a year on sport and physical activity participation fees, according to the Australian Sports Commission.

Diabetes, Professor David Simmons

Community power beats a pill when it comes to combatting diabetes

I have no doubt that the people of Campbelltown are sick of hearing about the high rates of diabetes in their region. What I don’t think they hear enough about is the solutions that exist.


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