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International report affirms children’s rights in the digital world

A report led by Western Sydney University and the 5Rights Foundation has documented the digital experiences of children across the globe, informing a landmark guidance released by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.


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Opinion: Too many healthy women are having their labour induced for no identified medical reason, our study shows

Pregnant women in Australia are increasingly having their labours induced rather than giving birth spontaneously – and some without good reason.


Inductions for no medical reason linked to short and long term adverse impacts for mothers and babies

Western led research has found an alarming number of mothers in New South Wales were induced for uncomplicated births at increasingly earlier gestations, resulting in higher intervention.


Research collaboration addresses COVID-19 myths in African communities

Western Sydney University academics have led an international research collaboration assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the world’s African communities.


National study finds disadvantaged Australian adults are the least media literate

Australian adults who live in regional areas, older Australians, people with low levels of education, and people who are living with a disability are more likely to have a lower media ability, a new national study has found.


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New analysis reveals Islamophobia is still alive in Australia

Western Sydney University researchers have published an analysis of a national survey into the racist attitudes and experiences in Australia.


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Western Sydney University highlights the impact of Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections

A new report has highlighted the impact of the Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections Community Development Program (LNC-CDP).


App helps young people use music to manage mental health

Researchers from the MARCS Institute have developed an interactive app, Moody Tunes, that turns this listening time into a tool that could help young people understand and manage their mental health.



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