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Western Sydney University releases its survey data on sexual assault and sexual harassment at university

Western Sydney University will form a taskforce to implement all nine recommendations from the landmark National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities undertaken by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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NSW Health Minister opens multi-million dollar Macarthur Clinical School

Western Sydney University and South Western Sydney Local Health District will open the $21 million Macarthur Clinical School at Campbelltown Hospital today – a significant milestone for the University's School of Medicine, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

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Western Sydney University joins IRU

Western Sydney University (WSU) confirmed today that it has accepted an invitation to join the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) network.

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New high-tech Liverpool campus set to transform Sydney’s south west

Construction is well underway for Western Sydney University’s new world-class vertical campus in the heart of Liverpool – part of the University’s vision to expand higher education opportunities in western Sydney.

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New Bankstown CBD campus to bring $54 million economic uplift for south-west Sydney

Western Sydney University has announced it will establish a world-class teaching and research campus in the Bankstown CBD, part of a landmark plan that will help spearhead economic growth and knowledge job creation in Sydney’s south west.

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Refugee and migrant women require additional sexual and reproductive health support

A Western Sydney University report has revealed that a cycle of misinformation, shyness and fear is preventing migrant and refugee women from receiving adequate sexual and reproductive health care and support.

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The origins of baby talk: How Infant Directed Speech shapes your child’s development

Through the subconscious mechanism of babytalk, a parent's voice can offer encouragement, discipline or comfort, and according to new research findings, it can even facilitate early language development in infants.

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We all need to forget, even robots

Forgetting is a tricky business, both for humans and for artificial intelligence (AI), and researchers are exploring the idea of robot memory in many different ways.

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Royal commission provides a vital blueprint for justice for sex abuse victims – now it’s time to act

Adult survivors of child sexual abuse have long complained about police disinterest in so-called “historical” sexual abuse complaints: when a report is made years after the alleged offence.

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Research calls for young people with physical disabilities to share their experiences

A new Western Sydney University doctoral study aims to understand the unique skills and perspectives of young people who live with a physical disability.

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Premature birth study to explore how fathers fare in the NICU

When parents imagine the arrival of their new baby, they picture a cuddly little bundle dressed in pink or blue, being passed around a room of smiling family and friends. They don’t envisage the fluorescent lights, monitors and breathing machines of the NICU.