News Centre archive - 2018

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

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Australians love their sport, but investing in new venues is another matter

Across the world, the construction of new stadiums and arenas has been increasing over the last 30 years. However, recent developments suggest that times may be changing.

Gerald Murnane

Western’s Giramondo wins two prizes at the 2018 Prime Minister's Literary Awards

Two Giramondo authors, Gerald Murnane and Brian Castro, have won 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards – one of the most prestigious literary awards in the country.

Campbelltown City Council partners with Western Sydney University to combat urban heat

Campbelltown City Council has partnered with Western Sydney University to inform new policies aimed at reducing urban heat and cooling the suburbs based on research findings.

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Gerald Murnane’s Prime Minister’s Literary award is long overdue

Murnane, who has long been recognised as one of Australia’s finest writers, has also long been neglected. It shows that there is still a place in Australian life for works of art that challenge us to think.

Dr Roger Attwater

Smart Farms conference tours new agtech installations at Western

Western Sydney University's Hawkesbury campus hosted a valuable field tour as the ANZ Smart Farms and Agtech Forum: Future of Farming with Precision Agriculture, Big Data and Robotics Conference commenced on December 4th and 5th at Sydney's International Convention Centre.

Young people embrace activism to make their voices heard in the climate debate, experts say

Western academics who attended the School Strike 4 Climate Action protest at Martin Place explain why the young generation embraces protest as a form of political participation.


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