News Centre archive - 2018

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

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What is listeria and how does it spread in rockmelons?

Two people have died after eating rockmelon (cantaloupe) contaminated with listeria. A total of ten cases have been confirmed in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria between January 17 and February 9, and more are expected.


Waste management: The issue is much bigger than litterbugs

Ahead of Clean Up Australia Day, a Western Sydney University expert says it’s important to remember that littering is not an individual problem –responsibility for the environment must also be taken by governments and manufacturers.

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WSU celebrates the literary pioneers of Finishing School ahead of International Women’s Day

‘Trailblazers, with unique voices and a relentless work ethic’ is how Dr Felicity Castagna describes Finishing School, an all-female Western Sydney writers’ collective which has achieved incredible success since starting 7 months ago.

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Bushfire research hub addresses the connection between fires, humans and the environment

The new Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub serves as a collaborative union between four major universities including Western Sydney University, NSW Office of the Environment and Heritage (OEH), and other state government and industry partners.

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Western Sydney to feature at Sydney Design Festival

Issues relating to the design and development of western Sydney will feature prominently in discussions at next month’s Sydney Design Festival.

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What Australia can learn from Fiji in reducing the working poor

Labor’s calls to raise the minimum wage or other pushes to implement a universal basic income ignore Australia’s system of supporting low-paid workers in other, more important, ways.


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