News Centre archive - 2016

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Steer Challenge 2

Challenge steers students’ knowledge on agriculture

With renewed interest in the origins and health of food, the UniSchools Steer Challenge has kick started the educational process for high school students from across Sydney by giving them the chance to raise their own steer.

Paralympics 2

‘Grotesque spectacle’? Rio has a long way to go to become more accessible

It was quite a reality check. With one phrase, Portuguese journalist Joaquim Vieira created a major controversy with his denigration of the Paralympic Games.

Afifa 2

HSC mystery mark to Dean’s Medal

Afifa Fahez is the epitome of hard work. After falling short of achieving an ATAR high enough to directly enter a degree at University, she did things the hard way to finish in the top two per cent of her degree.

Dallas Rogers

Australia’s housing affordability problem explained in five historical steps

There is much debate about which groups of people have played the greatest role in creating the increasingly unaffordable housing markets in Australian cities, with Baby Boomers and foreign investors popular targets.

Drought plant 2

Research shows future heat waves a threat to Australia's plant life

A study has found that across much of inland Australia plants are near a tipping point in their ability to cope with rising high-temperature extremes.

Art survey

Study discovers the cultural tastes of modern Australians

A landmark survey has uncovered significant divides in the cultural tastes of Australians, with class, level of education, age, and ethnic heritage the key drivers behind Australians’ cultural preferences.


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