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Bringing home the troops: Benefits for Sydney students as international peers trickle in

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG From mid-year, the State will welcome back 250 international students a fortnight in a bid to strengthen local growth.  Treasurer Dominic Perrottet suggested that the scheme will stimulate Sydney’s economy after COVID-19’s dispelling of international students brought the CBD’s recovery to a crawl. He believes student return is vital in recovering a […]

International student troubles

BY ALANA LEVINE For many of Sydney’s international students, finding a place to live is treacherous. They navigate the housing process with no local support network, no rental history, and little knowledge of local tenancy laws. Sydney’s biggest universities — The University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney — can only accommodate a small […]

Better Together the City of Sydney way

By Michael Hitch City of Sydney Council has voted unanimously to grant a $20,000 scholarship to the Equality Project to help facilitate its Better Together conference in Sydney in January 2019. The scholarship will assist with the costs of running the conference under the Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision. Better Together will explore issues facing the […]

Inner West joins the fight against single use cups

By Sarah McLenaghan The Inner West Council has partnered with Responsible Cafes to reduce the environmental impact of disposable coffee cups. The Responsible Cafes initiative encourages local cafes to encourage customers to bring their own reusable cups by offering discounts and other benefits. Mayor Darcy Byrne said the priorities of Responsible Cafes are in line […]

The Unflinching Gaze: Photomedia & The Male Figure

By Rita Bratovich Richard Perram is the Director of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) and curator of its latest exhibition, The Unflinching Gaze: Photomedia & The Male Figure - and he is openly gay. He makes a point of mentioning his sexuality because it’s an important element in understanding the context of the exhibition. "It's […]

Community backs Whitehouse whistleblower

Freya Newman, the University of Technology (UTS) student who uncovered the controversial tertiary scholarship given to Frances Abbott, has received support from fellow students across Sydney. It is alleged Ms Newman, while volunteering at the Whitehouse Institute of Design, used a co-worker’s staff login to access student files and subsequently uncovered an unusual scholarship awarded […]

Faculty opens, services cut, Green Sq ideas

Faculty opens University of Technology Sydney (UTS) UTS Chancellor and Prof Vicki Sara (left) with Dame Marie Bashir, Governor of New South Wales, and UTS Vice-Chancellor Prof Ross Milbourne, toasted the official opening of the first and largest of the three buildings in the university's billion-dollar "City Campus Master Plan" on June 12. The new […]