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Why can’t the NSW Government lead the way with aged care reform?
OPINION  11 Jun 2021

Why can’t the NSW Government lead the way with aged care reform?

If adopted, the astute recommendations of a NSW parliamentary report into staffing at residential aged care facilities will enhance the care delivered to older people in NSW.

Health ILWS Society and Community

A stronger, culturally aware voice is needed in palliative care
OPINION  27 May 2021

A stronger, culturally aware voice is needed in palliative care

A Charles Sturt researcher says palliative care for culturally and linguistically diverse groups in Australia needs urgent intervention and without it, many members of these groups will continue to remain disempowered.

Health Research Society and Community

Bromadialone will kill the mice, but it’s a danger for other animals and humans too
OPINION  21 May 2021

Bromadialone will kill the mice, but it’s a danger for other animals and humans too

Four academics say the NSW Government’s decision to secure bromadialone baits for farmers will kill more than just the mice plaguing the state. They explain why it puts the animals that feast on mice at risk and why it is dangerous to humans too.

Animal and Veterinary science ILWS Science

Libraries serve their users and communities, even during COVID-19
OPINION  18 May 2021

Libraries serve their users and communities, even during COVID-19

In Library and Information Week (17 to 23 May) researchers at Charles Sturt University remind us that public libraries in Australia kept operating to serve their users, even when libraries were closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.

Arts and Culture Research Society and Community

COVID-19 border closures and civil rights infringements expose the defects of the Constitution
OPINION  17 May 2021

COVID-19 border closures and civil rights infringements expose the defects of the Constitution

A constitutional law expert at Charles Sturt University says the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has made even more clear than before the need for constitutional reform in Australia.

Law and Justice Research Society and Community

Australia, we need to talk about the lack of support for children with communication needs
OPINION  17 May 2021

Australia, we need to talk about the lack of support for children with communication needs

Two experts argue that many children with communication needs are not receiving the support they need, with the national shortage of speech pathologists causing long wait lists and many children – including those with NDIS funding – to miss out.

Science Society and Community Teaching and Education

Elder abuse – an age-old crime fuelled by greed
OPINION  14 May 2021

Elder abuse – an age-old crime fuelled by greed

The most common forms of elder abuse are psychological and financial, it’s not new and we will never know the full extent of this criminal activity.

Law and Justice Society and Community

$1.7 billion dollars for childcare but its educators are still paid pennies
OPINION  13 May 2021

$1.7 billion dollars for childcare but its educators are still paid pennies

Four academics argue the government’s budget announcement for childcare funding, which was framed in part as being a boost for women’s participation in the workforce, fails Australia’s early childhood workforce – 95 per cent of whom are women.

Research Society and Community Teaching and Education

Courage and care are not enough; invest in rural nursing specialist education
OPINION  12 May 2021

Courage and care are not enough; invest in rural nursing specialist education

On International Nurses Day (Wednesday 12 May) a leading nursing academic at Charles Sturt University urges us all to celebrate the work of nurses who are working in rural and remote Australia with courage and care.

Health Society and Community

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