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Tackling housing unaffordability: a 10-point national plan

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The widening cracks in Australia's housing system can no longer be concealed. The extraordinary recent debate has laid bare both the depth of public concern and the vacuum of coherent policy to promote housing affordability. The community is clamouring for leadership and change.

Expert says housing affordability is much more complex than "get a good job"

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Professor Peter Phibbs, Chair of Urban and Regional Planning and Policy in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, is available to comment in response to advice from Treasurer Joe Hockey, to first home buyers.

Research goes nuts - architects and engineers to develop new Microtimber

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Macadamia shells are already used as a biofuel. Australian researchers are now proposing to use the nut's extraordinary properties as a basic element in a new Microtimber, made using pioneering 3D-printing technology. Until now, this technology has been primarily used for small-scale, industrial design products.

Why business prizes humanities degrees

Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The ability to synthesise large quantities of diffuse data into a clear, economical and effective argument - a key feature of an arts degree - will never go out of fashion, writes Associate Professor Richard Miles in the Australian Financial Review.

Electricity privatisation: has the NSW golden goose been plucked?

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The privatisation of NSW electricity has been bedevilled by controversy and opposition since first being mooted in 1997, writes Dr Lynne Chester.

Experts available to comment on Intergenerational Report

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT

University of Sydney experts are available to comment on the Intergenerational Report released today.

Yanis Varoufakis: from accidental economist to finance minister

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Yanis Varoufakis was once an economics lecturer right here at the University of Sydney. Now he has taken on one of the most challenging economics jobs in Europe, becoming Greece's new finance minister. Professor Tony Aspromourgos profiles his former colleague in The Conversation.

Vice-Chancellor sees bridging role for Australia in Latin America's future

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence says Australia can play a bridging role in helping Latin America gain a foothold in the markets of Asia.

University experts on the G20 Leaders' Summit

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT

University of Sydney experts from the Business School, School of Economics and Sydney Law School are available to comment on the upcoming G20 Leaders' Summit held on 15 and 16 November.

Greater inequality within UK and USA than some developing countries, trade 'footprint' shows

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Researchers from the University of Sydney have created an inequality footprint demonstrating the link that each country's domestic economic activity has to income distribution elsewhere in the world.