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Fighting obesity requires a war on poverty

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

If we are to reduce rates of childhood obesity, it is critical that we make political reforms to address poverty, argues Dr Chin Jou.

"No jab, no pay' vaccination policy: can do better, say experts

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The federal government's new 'no jab, no pay' policy is "well intended" but won't lift vaccination rates among young children, according to University of Sydney public health experts.

Leaked report shows way forward in mental health

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The federal government must move now to action the recommendations of the National Mental Health Commission's Review into Mental Health Services, argues Sebastian Rosenberg.

New course recognises changing healthcare landscape

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT

As healthcare increasingly depends on the innovative use of modern technologies the University of Sydney has announced a first of its kind master's degree aimed at developing leaders in the emerging field of health technology.

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.

University of Sydney welcomes Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The University of Sydney has welcomed the passage of the Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill through the Senate as an important development for Australian research and higher education.

Girls at the Tin Sheds celebrates Sydney feminist posters

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Girls at the Tin Sheds: Sydney Feminist Posters 1975-90 celebrates the women artists and postermakers of the University's Tin Sheds; a space which started as an experiment in alternative art education, and became an important hothouse for social and political debates during the 1970s and 80s.

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.

EIP report ranks world's worst and best elections of 2014

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The Electoral Integrity Project (EIP) has released its annual report, which details the best and worst elections of the past year.

Why not listen to the people for a solution to the reform stalemate?

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

If politics generally is too adversarial, interest groups too unyielding and voters too distrustful, someone has to break the cycle, writes Professor Geoff Gallop.