News Centre archive - 2019

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Passerine Birds Fairy Wren

Aussie birds turn down their thermostat to save energy in winter

New evidence that a species of passerine bird, the native Superb Fairy-wren, can employ torpor that reduces their energy needs in cold conditions.

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Australia’s social housing policy needs stronger leadership and an investment overhaul

Australia will need another 730,000 social housing dwellings in 20 years if it is to tackle homelessness and housing stress among low-income renters.

Animal science and food security students on the farm at Hawkesbury campus

Agriculture scholarship grows student research skills

Two Western Sydney University students will take part in a year-long research project exploring how shearing frequency influences reproductive success in merino sheep, after receiving scholarships.

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The trust trap: why older Australians are more trusting, and what that means for them

Populations around the world are ageing rapidly. Almost one in four people will be aged 60 or more by 2050. This growing cohort of older adults is often portrayed as too trusting – why should this be so?


Community support needed for Mockingbird to hit the big screen

Researchers from the Western Sydney University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and theatre professionals from New Zealand are asking for community support to crowd fund the development of a film adaptation of Mockingbird.

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‘I didn’t want to be homeless with a baby’: young women share their stories of homelessness

Increasing numbers of women lack a safe and secure place to call home. But most women who are homeless are “invisible”.


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