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The University of Wollongong has become a benchmark for Australia’s new generation of universities. It is ranked among the best 20 modern universities in the world* and has built a reputation as an enterprising institution, with a multi-disciplinary approach to research and a personalised approach to teaching. Over 32,000 students are studying UOW degrees across nine campuses throughout Australia and internationally in Dubai and Hong Kong.

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Delivering a human baby – which has a large, highly developed brain – is risky for mother and baby. jaredandmelanie/flickr

This is what happens to a baby’s body during birth

Babies undertake a massive transition during labour and delivery as they move from the supported environment of the uterus to independent existence.
Blueberries contain anthocyanins, which might reduce your risk of heart disease. If you eat 150-300 in a day, that is. Andrew Welch/Unsplash

These 5 foods are claimed to improve our health. But the amount we’d need to consume to benefit is… a lot

We often hear eating specific foods can help prevent disease. But these claims are best taken with a grain of salt (or turmeric). The benefits are likely only if we eat them in really huge quantities.
Australian Community Media’s mastheads include The Canberra Times, The Newcastle Herald, The Border Mail (in Albury), The Illawarra Mercury (in Wollongong), The Ballarat Courier, The Examiner (in Launceston) and the Bendigo Advertiser. Shutterstock

After a dark decade for Australia’s regional newspapers, a hopeful light flickers

The sale of Australian Community Media may signal better fortunes for regional publishing. But there are ongoing concerns about the viability of the local news business model.
Many older Australians prefer to stay at home than enter residential aged care – but the process of securing home care is riddled with complexities. From shutterstock.com

As home care packages become big business, older people are not getting the personalised support they need

An elderly lady needs to change the time a carer visits to help her shower. The reality of today's market-driven home care system means she has to call a centralised 1800 number to arrange this.
Though #MeToo has changed some aspects of media reporting, there is still much to be done. Wes Mountain/The Conversation

#MeToo has changed the media landscape, but in Australia there is still much to be done

The #MeToo movement brought to light the extent of sexual violence in the community, largely through the media. But there is still a long way to go to overturn stereotypes and shut down online abuse.
Aktivis hak asasi manusia Filipina mengadakan demonstrasi di depan kantor Biro Investigasi Nasional (NBI) di mana CEO dan Editor Eksekutif Media Online Rappler, Maria Ressa ditahan, di Manila, Filipina, 14 Februari 2019. EPA/ALECS ONGCAL

Melawan kampanye negatif yang menyerang jurnalis di internet: Belajar dari Maria Ressa

Wartawan Filipina Maria Ressa menghadapi kampanye pelecehan online yang dirancang untuk mendiskreditkan dan membungkamnya.
Penggunaan gadget dengan intensitas rendah lebih baik untuk anak-anak. shutterstock.com

Mengapa waktu bermain gadget untuk anak dan remaja harus dibatasi?

Pakar memperingatkan bahwa waktu penggunaan gadget yang berlebihan meningkatkan risiko obesitas, kebugaran fisik yang rendah, kecemasan dan depresi.
Gerald Butts, alors secrétaire principal du premier ministre Justin Trudeau, à son arrivée à une rencontre des premiers ministres. M. Butts a démissionné en raison d'allégations selon lesquelles le cabinet du premier ministre s'est ingéré pour empêcher les poursuites criminelles contre SNC-Lavalin. LA PRESSE CANADIENNE/Sean Kilpatrick

Scandale SNC-Lavalin: quand politique et poursuites s'emmêlent

Les risques d'influence politique sur le processus juridique sont importants, dit cette ancienne procureur. Au pays, les poursuites doivent être dans l'intérêt public, un critère discrétionnaire...
Gerald Butts, principal secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is seen on April 20, 2018. Butts resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office interfered to prevent a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

The SNC-Lavalin affair and the politics of prosecution

The SNC-Lavalin affair raises fundamental questions about how decisions to prosecute are made, and what role elected politicians should have in that process -- if any at all.

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