Living with border closures


This online panel and community forum aims to bring together community members and leaders from government, advocacy, media and academia to discuss the impacts of border closures on Western Sydney’s migrant communities. Along with hearing from a panel of sector leaders, we will be listening to the stories of Western Sydney residents about what the border closure means for their lives, their families and their communities.


Although yet to be confirmed officially, men’s Ashes cricket in Australia seems certain to commence in December. A women’s Ashes test and other matches are also scheduled for early 2022 with much less fanfare. The relief of cricket authorities and fans is palpable.Negotiations over the tour between the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB),
A new project that spotlights the strain from COVID-19 on our health systems and the people who work in them has invited health-care leaders and artists to create artworks that illuminate what it has been like leading, working and living through the pandemic.The culmination of this collaboration is Topsy Turvy, an interactive digital exhibition initiated by the
New South Wales recently became the latest state to end blanket bans on pets in apartments, joining Queensland and the ACT.Other housing regulations on pets are also shifting nationally, with Victoria last year following the ACT with reforms that
Talking about television generates many words relating to ingestion, like TV appetite, fare, diet, menu and, currently in vogue, binge. Is binging just another stage in the evolution of television viewing or a fast flowing pipeline to unhealthy cultures and bodies? Emeritus Professor David Rowe gave this keynote for The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in September 2021


Automated Decision Making and Society (ADM+S)
ICS hosts a node of The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. It focuses on the global contexts and non-dominant communities in Australia.
Audience at the Mapping the Humanities event.
The ICS Seminar Series presents an exciting breadth of social and cultural research from the Institute’s renowned staff and doctoral candidates as well as a range of national and international visiting scholars.
The work of the ICS researchers is featured in the latest issue of the University’s FutureMakers magazine. Read about their research successes, impact and partnerships.
Issues is a journal of short essays, housed at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. We encourage each author to write in English and one other language.