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Festive nostalgia leaves no scone unturned

Press release December 3, 2018
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire and fresh pumpkin pie are synonymous with cherished childhood memories of the Festive Season. A Christmas Carol or two from Bing Crosby probably completes this picture.

Improving education for non-urban schools could add $56B to GDP: Gonski Institute report shows

Press release October 23, 2018
A report from the Gonksi Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney released on Monday calculates that Australia could add more than $50B to its annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by improving educational outcomes for students in regional, rural and remote areas of the country.

44 percent of young men with rigid views about masculinity have thought about suicide in the past two weeks

Press release October 16, 2018
An Australian first study by Jesuit Social Services’ The Men’s Project involving 1,000 men aged 18 to 30 has shown that young men who comply with society’s pressures to be a ‘real man’ report poorer mental health, are twice as likely to consider suicide, more likely to commit acts of sexual harassment and experience and perform acts of violence and bullying.

Study reveals patterns in STEM grades of girls versus boys

Press release September 25, 2018
A new study, led by UNSW Sydney PhD student Rose O’Dea, has explored patterns in academic grades of 1.6 million students, showing that girls and boys perform very similarly in STEM – including at the top of the class.

World first major desalination field study finds minimal marine impacts

Press release September 20, 2018
MT25605 The results of a world-first major study into the marine ecological impacts of a large-scale water desalination plant have been publicly released.