ICS in the Media

Latest media appearances

For a collection of expert commentary related to COVID-19, see ICS Response to COVID-19.

  • Sudtirol News runs an article on globalisation webinars being run in May, authored by Professor Manfred B. Steger.
  • Open Forum (opens in a new window) publishes an article by Professor James Arvanitakis on the future of Americas’ Republican party, highlighting the growing gaps between Republicans and democrats in recent years.
  • ABC Darwin mentions new national research led by Dr Tanya Notley assessing the media literacy abilities of Australian adults.
  • Emeritus Professor David Rowe speaks with 3AW Drive program (opens in a new window) about an announcement that athletes could be punished for protesting or making a political statement at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • EcoVoice (opens in a new window) reports on results from a survey led by Professor Juan Francisco Salazar from the Institute for Culture and Society and the School of Humanities and Communication Arts. The piece notes that the findings showed that most Sydneysiders still want the government to take the lead on climate change adaption.
  • RTRFM (opens in a new window) interviews Dr Tanya Notley following the release of new national research she led assessing the media literacy abilities of Australian adults.
  • Channel 10 - The Project and ABC Melbourne interview Dr Tanya Notley following the release of new national research she led assessing the media literacy abilities of Australian adults.
  • The Spectator Australia (opens in a new window) mentions research and book titled “Why Race Matters" by Associate Professor Alana Lentin.
  • The Property Tribune (opens in a new window) reports on the launch of the Cooling the Commons website – a collaboration between the University of Technology Sydney, Landcom and the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, which showcases arrangements between social practices and physical infrastructure that support cooler outdoor spaces.
  • Analysis and Policy Observatory (opens in a new window), Phys.org (opens in a new window), 702 ABC Sydney report of new national research led by Dr Tanya Notley assessing the media literacy abilities of Australian adults. The Islander (opens in a new window) (syndicated widely to regional mastheads, including Northern Rivers Review (opens in a new window), Wollondilly Advertiser (opens in a new window), Jimboomba Times (opens in a new window)), The Standard – print (syndicated to The Advocate – print, Ballarat Courier – print) republish a related The Conversation article co-authored by Dr Notley and Simon Chambers (opens in a new window),  titled: ‘Less than half of Australian adults know how to identify misinformation online’.
  • ABC Radio - James Valentine (syndicated to 1233 ABC Newcastle, ABC Central West NSW AM, ABC Coffs Coast FM, ABC Mid North Coast NSW Radio, ABC Illawarra, ABC New England North West AM, ABC Central Coast NSW, ABC North Coast NSW, ABC Upper Hunter AM, ABC Western Plains) interviews Dr Tanya Notley about a new national study she led assessing the media literacy abilities of Australian adults. 702 ABC Sydney, 2SER (opens in a new window), ABC Western Queensland, ABC Far North Queensland,ABC North Queensland, The National Tribune (opens in a new window) also cover the report. In addition, The Conversation publishes an article on the research co-authored by Dr Notley and Simon Chambers, titled: ‘Less than half of Australian adults know how to identify misinformation online’. Republished to ForeignAffairs.co.nz (opens in a new window) Hashtag Australia (opens in a new window), COSMOS Magazine (opens in a new window) Gizmodo Australia (opens in a new window).
  • The Sydney Morning Herald – print (syndicated to The Sydney Morning Herald (opens in a new window), The Age (opens in a new window), WAtoday.com.au (opens in a new window), Brisbane Times (opens in a new window)) reports the Art Gallery of NSW is facing a multimillion-dollar funding cut. Dr Cecelia Cmielewski comments.
  • Open Forum (opens in a new window) publishes an opinion piece by Professor James Arvanitakis titled: ‘Arvanitakis on American politics: Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan – What is it all about?’.
  • The Guardian (opens in a new window) published an opinion piece about the Sewell Race Report by Associate Professor Alana Lentin. (Syndicated to MSN UK (opens in a new window) and MSN Australia (opens in a new window))
  • Coverage of a Channel Nine documentary about the impact of COVID on sport in Australia. The documentary interviewed Emeritus Professor David Rowe.
  • Indepthnews (opens in a new window) reported on media literacy research led by Dr Tanya Notley.
  • ABC Online (opens in a new window) reported on Green Valley and quoted Associate Professor Rae Dufty-Jones.
  • ABC Weekend Breakfast interviewed Professor James Arvanitakis on the stories making headlines.
  • 1233 ABC Newcastle and ABC Upper Hunter AM interviewed Professor Paul James about wealth inequality and political systems.
  • Open Forum (opens in a new window) runs an article by Professor James Arvanitakis on American politics and the enduring legacy of President Donald Trump on democracy.
  • Property Update (opens in a new window) republishes a The Conversation (opens in a new window) article co-authored by Dr Emma Power on research exploring the relationship between living with pets and the housing system.
  • 2SER (opens in a new window) interviews Dr Benjamin Hanckel following a piece he co-authored with Dr Shiva Chandra (opens in a new window) for The Conversation (opens in a new window) titled: ‘How young LGBTQIA+ people used social media to thrive during COVID lockdowns’.
  • Eco Warrior Princess (opens in a new window) mentions research by Dr Sukhmani as part of a story on the ways migrants practice environmentalism and sustainable living.
  • Coverage in The Entrepreneur Fund (opens in a new window) for Dr Tanya Notley. Dr Notley comments on reports that Facebook has reached an agreement with News Corp to pay for journalistic content in Australia.
  • Dr Vincent Ogu speaks with the ABC’s 7.30 Report (opens in a new window) about working with the Western Sydney African community around the COVID-19 vaccination roll out.
  • The Conversation (opens in a new window) publishes an opinion piece, co-authored by Dr Benjamin Hanckel and Dr Shiva Chandra. The piece titled ‘How young LGBTQIA+ people used social media to thrive during COVID lockdowns’ is republished online by Foreign Affairs (New Zealand) (opens in a new window) and Australasian Science (opens in a new window).
  • Professor James Arvanitakis speaks with ABC Newcastle about the ability of politicians during times of national crisis. The piece is also syndicated to ABC Upper Hunter AM.
  • Eco Warrior Princess (opens in a new window) and Architecture and Design (opens in a new window) republish an article authored by Dr Sukhmani Khorana with The Conversation (opens in a new window) titled: ‘From veggie gardening to op-shopping, migrants are the quiet environmentalists’.
  • Daily Liberal reports on new research co-authored by Dr Emma Power which explored the relationship between living with pets and the entire housing system.
  • South Coast Register – print reports on new research co-authored by Dr Emma Power which explored the relationship between living with pets and the entire housing system.
  • Indian Link (opens in a new window), The Guardian (opens in a new window), The Toorak Times (opens in a new window), Australian Daily Bulletin.com.au (opens in a new window) republish an article authored by Dr Sukhmani Khorana with The Conversation (opens in a new window) titled: ‘From veggie gardening to op-shopping, migrants are the quiet environmentalists’.
  • ABC News (opens in a new window) (MSN – Australia (opens in a new window) and MSN - NZ (opens in a new window)) profiles students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, including final year teaching student Parastoo Bahrami, who is a recipient of Western Sydney University’s Scholarships for Asylum Seekers. As part of the article, Professor James Arvanitakis comments on the University’s ‘life-changing’ scholarships program and vital student support services, which include ‘Western Success’.
  • Goulburn Post - print reports on new research co-authored by Dr Emma Power which explored the relationship between living with pets and the entire housing system.
  • The Conversation (opens in a new window) publishes an article authored by Dr Sukhmani Khorana titled: ‘From veggie gardening to op-shopping, migrants are the quiet environmentalists’.
  • Space Australia interviews Professor Juan Francisco Salazar on how social science structures will help shape what humanity’s future looks like beyond our atmosphere.
  • China Daily - Hong Kong Edition quotes Dr Tanya Notley on the move by Facebook to block Australians from accessing news content on its platform, and subsequent changes to legislation proposed by the Australian Government.
  • ABC Weekend Breakfast interviews Professor James Arvanitakis on the stories making headlines in the weekend’s papers, including economic rebound vs recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Philosopher's Zone - ABC Radio National broadcasts an interview with Associate Professor Alana Lentin on public perceptions of racism and racial literacy.
  • 1233 ABC Newcastle interviews Professor Paul James on the current generation of politicians, including ‘life politics’ and comparisons to past eras, such as John Howard and Bob Hawke’s.
  • Further coverage in Startup Daily (opens in a new window), Australian Daily Bulletin.com.au (opens in a new window), EconoTimes (opens in a new window), Middle East North African Financial news Network (opens in a new window), Hashtag Australia (opens in a new window) and Foreignaffairs.co.nz (opens in a new window) on the first digital-only art sale where transactions are verified by blockchain and mentions the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University.
  • Dr Tanya Notley comments on the move by Facebook to block Australians from accessing news content on its platform. Coverage includes: TRT ( Turkish Broadcasting Service) (opens in a new window).
  • Asset News Hub (opens in a new window) republishes an article in The Conversation (opens in a new window) titled: ‘How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change’. The piece details the focus of the Cooling the Commons research project and references a broader team of researchers including Professor Katherine Gibson, Associate Professor Louise Crabtree, Dr Stephen Healy and Dr Emma Power.
  • Dr Tanya Notley comments on the move by Facebook to block Australians from accessing news content on its platform. The New York Times (opens in a new window), USA News Hub (opens in a new window), DNYUZ (opens in a new window), News Chant (opens in a new window), Press News Agency (opens in a new window).
  • Dr Emma Power comments on a new study on the private rental housing system, and the significance of pet-inclusive housing options for people experiencing domestic violence or homelessness. Interviews with Dr Power are broadcast across the ABC News Radio network including on ABC Radio Broken Hill, ABC Radio Illawarra, ABC Radio Goulburn Murray, and ABC Radio New England North West. Online coverage includes ABC News Online (opens in a new window) and MSN Australia (opens in a new window).
  • Dr Emma comments on a new study she co-authored exploring the relationship between living with pets and the entire housing system. Dr Powers speaks about the private rental housing system, and the significance of pet-inclusive housing options for people experiencing domestic violence or homelessness.  Coverage includes: 702 ABC Sydney, ABC Mid North Coast NSW, ABC New England North West AM, ABC Upper Hunter AM, ABC Illawarra, 1233 ABC Newcastle, ABC North Coast NSW, savings.com.au, Mirage News, Elite Agent Magazine and E-Global Travel Media.
  • Dr Tanya Notley comments on the move by Facebook to block Australians from accessing news content on its platform. Coverage includes: The Boston Globe (USA) (opens in a new window), The Seattle Times (USA) (opens in a new window), The Indian Express (India) (opens in a new window) and Forbes (India) (opens in a new window)
  • Australian Daily Bulletin (opens in a new window) republishes the piece titled ‘How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change’ The Cooling the Commons research project is referenced, along with researchers Professor Katherine Gibson, Associate Professor Louise Crabtree, Dr Stephen Healy and Dr Emma Power.
  • An article in The Conversation (opens in a new window) titled ‘How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change’ details the focus of the Cooling the Commons research project and references the research team including Professor Katherine Gibson, Associate Professor Louise Crabtree, Dr Stephen Healy and Dr Emma Power. It is republished by MENAFM.COM (opens in a new window).
  • An opinion piece co-authored by Lisa Portolan is republished by The Examiner (print) and The Canberra Times. The piece is titled ‘You can’t have a Hollywood meet cute on a dating app — but is that such a bad thing?’ (opens in a new window).
  • Lisa Portolan writes an opinion piece for The New Daily (opens in a new window) titled ‘The economics of love: Valentine’s Day’s unholy union of romance and finance.’ It is republished by The Bharat Express News
  • Professor Paul James is interviewed on ABC Newcastle ‘Morning’ program about the practice of politicians favouring their local electorates.
  • Open Forum (opens in a new window) publishes an opinion piece by Professor James Arvanitakis titled ‘The power of art – reflections on the Previous Treasures exhibition.’
  • Comments from Associate Professor Rae Dufty-Jones on challenges facing first home-buyers when entering the property market, feature in a news report broadcast on ABC Western Australia state-wide.
  • Professor James Arvanitakis features on ABC 702 Sydney’s ‘Breakfast to discuss the future of traditional models of learning and the university lecture theatre.
  • ABC News (opens in a new window) opinion piece titled ‘They’ve left South Asia, but they can’t escape the discrimination and division of its caste system’ is republished by Asia Samachar (Malaysia) (opens in a new window). The piece mentions Jasbeer Musthafa Mamalipurath.
  • Dr Declan Kuch about users' 'range anxiety' with electric vehicles, public charging infrastructure, and results of a test trip in regional NSW following his co-authored article in The Conversation (opens in a new window). The piece is republished online by Architecture and Design (opens in a new window).
  • Mamamia (opens in a new window) podcast ‘The Quicky’ features music by Dr Nicholas Ng in an episode on the Lunar New Year. Rebroadcast by PlayerFM (USA) (opens in a new window).
  • Mamamia podcast ‘The Quicky’ (opens in a new window)features music by Dr Nicholas Ng in an episode on the Lunar New Year (rebroadcast by PlayerFM (USA)). 12 February.
  • ABC News (opens in a new window)publishes an opinion piece titled ‘They’ve left South Asia, but they can’t escape the discrimination and division of its caste system’. The piece features comment by Jasbeer Musthafa Mamalipurath on caste (republished by MSN Australia, PressFrom US, Asia Samachar). 11 February.
  • The Conversation (opens in a new window) publishes an article by PhD candidate Lisa Portolan, on "meet cute" moments, romance narratives and dating apps (republished by Foreign Affairs (New Zealand), Australian Daily Bulletin, PressFrom US). 10 February.
  • UNICEF USA (opens in a new window) (also in Spanish (opens in a new window)and French (opens in a new window)) interviews Professor Amanda Third on cyberbullying and how to stop it, contributing to expert answers to common questions from teens on the topic. 10 February.
  • Further coverage, in The Advocate Australia (opens in a new window), of the Online Safety in the Pacific research report by the University’s Young and Resilient Research Centre, Plan International Australia and ChildFund Australia, detailing the challenges and opportunities the onset of new cable internet technology presents for children in the Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Papua New Guinea. The article reports that Save the Children is partnering with Facebook to deliver an online safety campaign in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga titled ‘I Am Digital’. 9 February.
  • Professor James Arvanitakis features as a regular special guest on the ‘Monday Political Forum’ segment of ABC 702 Sydney’s ‘Drive’ program. 8 February.
  • Forbes (opens in a new window)(Brazil) (syndicated to MSN Brasil (opens in a new window), Diário do Nordeste (opens in a new window), Meio e Negócio (opens in a new window), Porvair (opens in a new window), Radio Geek (opens in a new window)) (PDF translation attached) mentions that Professor Third will speak at the Safer Internet Day in Brasil HUB event with other international speakers. 8 February.
  • The Conversation (opens in a new window)publishes an opinion article co-authored by Dr Declan Kuch on the benefits and challenges of electric cars in Australia including the need to understand the user experience and the importance of public investment in charging infrastructure. 8 February. 702 ABC Sydney (opens in a new window) and ABC West Victoria (syndicated to ABC Gippsland, ABC Mildura FM, ABC Ballarat FM, ABC Central Victoria FM) interview Dr Kuch on this topic, 9 and 10 February.
  • Open Forum (opens in a new window)publishes an opinion article by Professor James Arvanitakis in his regular series on American politics, with this piece discussing executive orders signed by President Biden, and the current activities of the Democratic and Republican parties. 6 February.
  • ABC Southern Queensland discusses the News and Young Australians in 2020 research co-led by Dr Tanya Notley on how young people access, perceive and are affected by news media. 5 February.
  • Business Insider (opens in a new window)interviews Emeritus Professor David Rowe, Institute for Culture and Society, on free-to-air sport and cultural citizenship, in light of Australia’s anti-siphoning list expiring on 1 April. 4 February.
  • 702 ABC Sydney Breakfast (opens in a new window) interviews Professor Amanda Third on mobile phone use policies in schools as a panellist on the late 2019 review for the NSW Department of Education. Professor Third shares the findings and recommendations of the review's research. Further mention of this topic and Professor Third's role later in the show. 3 February.
  • 1233 ABC Newcastle (syndicated to ABC Upper Hunter) interviews Professor James Arvanitakis on Australian and American politics, including how the ALP and Democratic Party can address issues such as climate change while still being relevant to the needs of diverse groups. 1 February.
  • ABC 24 Weekend Breakfast interviews Professor James Arvanitakis on shorting in the stock market, Uber Eats' contractor model and research on wombats. 30 January.
  • AFP Fact Check (opens in a new window)interviews Emeritus Professor Tim Rowse on the origins of Australia Day in light of misleading Facebook posts claiming that the day commemorates the recognition of Australian citizenship. 29 January.
  • The New Daily (opens in a new window)publishes an article co-authored by PhD candidate Lisa Portolan on the revival of the program Sex and the City on HBO Max, discussing if the series is still relevant to a 2021 audience in a changed dating world (republished by News Chant (India)). 29 January.
  • ABC North Coast NSW revisits some of its 2020 stories including Dr Sukhmani Khorana discussing the name of Indian restaurant ‘Brown Boyz’ in Lismore, language related to race and the cultural context of restaurants choosing their names. 28 January.
  • ABC Education (opens in a new window)posts an article by Maitreyi Kulkarni, who recently completed Year 12 and is one of the News Champions in the Advancing the Media Literacy of Young Australians research co-led by Dr Tanya Notley (with QUT, Museum of Australian Democracy and Google Australia) investigating how young people engage with and are represented in the news. In the article, Maitreyi discusses the research, how young people use social media, and what they would like changed to improve media literacy and youth representation. 27 January.
  • 1233 ABC Newcastle (syndicated to ABC Upper Hunter) interviews Professor Paul James about Donald Trump's presidency and wider political issues around the world. 22 January.
  • Hawkesbury Courier (print), Hawkesbury Gazette, Nepean News (print) report that Wentworth Community Housing, Hume Housing, Evolve Housing, tenants and Hawkesbury and Penrith councils have partnered to help educate vulnerable community members about managing hot weather. Resources include a video educating the wider community about the issue of rising heat in western Sydney, featuring Dr Stephen Healy. 21 January-4 February.
  • Archer Magazine (opens in a new window)publishes an opinion piece by Dr Shiva Chandra, Research Assistant, titled ‘LGBT+ normativity: Trying to understand everyone’s realities’. 21 January.
  • 2SER (opens in a new window)interviews Emeritus Professor David Rowe on the Australian Open, the push by the sports industry to keep things moving during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how social media has enabled sportspeople to communicate publicly. 19 January.
  • The Times of India (opens in a new window) interviews Emeritus Professor David Rowe on the reports of racism towards Indian players at the Sydney Test, lack of diversity in Australian test cricket teams, and a culture of sledging and abuse. 17 January.
  • Emeritus Professor David Rowe was interviewed by Greg Navarro of China Global Television Network about racism and sport in Australia after widely reported incidents at the cricket test match between Australia and India in Sydney in January 2021. 15 January.
  • The Guardian (opens in a new window)interviews Research Officer and alumna Dr Cecelia Cmielewski commenting on issues around the NSW government's $50m Rescue and Restart funding package for arts organisations, including inequity of distribution and lack of transparency. The article is republished by MSN Australia, MSN USA, Yahoo Canada, Yahoo India, MSN South Africa, Yahoo Singapore. 13 January.
  • KUNC (opens in a new window)(USA) publishes comment from a research article by alumnus Dr Luke Munn on online radicalisation and the 'alt-right pipeline' following events at the US Capitol. 13 January.
  • Crikey (opens in a new window)(republished by MSN Australia (opens in a new window)and MSN NZ (opens in a new window)) interviews Institute Associate Dr Keith Parry on systemic racism and lack of diversity in Australian cricket following incidents of racial abuse towards Indian players by crowd members at the Sydney Test over the weekend. 11 January.
  • 1233 ABC Newcastle (syndicated to ABC Upper Hunter) interviews Emeritus Professor David Rowe on racial abuse in sport, in particular at the Australia vs India Sydney test matches after Indian players reported incidents of racial abuse towards them by Sydney Cricket Ground crowd members over the weekend. 11 January.
  • DailyHunt (opens in a new window)(India) (republished by Techregister (opens in a new window)(UK)) discusses the capabilities of AI and how it may affect people’s jobs in the future with mention of a recent paper co-authored by Dr Xiang Ren detailing AI’s limitations when it comes to generating plausible sentences. 10 January.
  • Open Forum (opens in a new window)publishes an opinion piece by Professor James Arvanitakis in his regular series on American politics with the latest article focusing on political divisions and the protests at the Capitol last week. 9 January.
  • Vogue Business (opens in a new window)interviews Adjunct Fellow Dr Jack Parkin on the use of blockchain technology in the beauty industry and the challenges faced (republished by OLT News (opens in a new window)). 5 January.
  • ABC 24 Weekend Breakfast (syndicated nationally) interviews Professor James Arvanitakis about current issues including the US elections and young people borrowing themselves out of debt. 2 January.
  • The New Daily (opens in a new window)publishes an opinion piece by PhD candidate Lisa Portolan on the annual busy period in dating app usage from Christmas to Valentine's Day including the biggest day of the year: 'Super Sunday' (republished by News Chant, The Bharat Express News (India)). 2 January.