News Centre archive - 2019

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Congestion-busting infrastructure plays catch-up on long-neglected needs

Infrastructure spending is one of the central themes of Treasurer Frydenberg’s budget speech. His headline announcement was the promise to increase the ten-year federal infrastructure spend from the A$75 billion announced last year to a target of $100 billion.

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Western students improve health outcomes in Bangladesh

Western Sydney University medical students have helped introduce lifesaving and affordable respiratory support systems in hospitals across Bangladesh, as part of a team of health specialists who visited the region.

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National research assessment highlights Western’s research impact

Results of the inaugural national Engagement and Impact (EI) assessment have highlighted Western Sydney University’s strengths in translating research into economic, environmental, social and other benefits.

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Western to play key role in $35 million agritech research initiative

Western Sydney University will play a key role in the future of agritech in Australia after the Federal Government today announced it will invest $35 million in the Future Food Systems Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

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The Conversation: Christchurch attacks strike at the heart of Muslims’ safe places from Islamophobia

The terror attacks at the Al Noor and Linwood Mosques in Christchurch send a message to Muslims: there is no safe space from Islamophobia.

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We asked five experts: should Australia lower the voting age to 16

Voting is a key part of the democratic process. It allows all citizens of a certain age to have a say on matters important to them. Voting in federal elections and referendums is compulsory for every Australian aged 18 and over.


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