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How Sydney has coped with pandemics in the past
The history of pandemics can tell us a lot about the origins of Covid-19 and what deadly pandemics we might expect unless living standards improve in the world's most populous areas, writes David Baker, Lecturer in the Department of Modern History.
Review: Jane Austen's Emma
Professor of English Louise D'Arcens reviews the new film adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved comedy.
Money laundering is big business in Australia
Australia has been cited as a nation that needs to do more to counter money laundering and tax avoidance, so why aren’t the authorities taking more action?
Doing nothing for cancer patients is sometimes better than aggressive treatments
Regardless of advances in medicine, cancer is still the diagnosis that strikes fear into our hearts - but what are the consequences for all concerned when we get the diagnosis and treatment wrong?
Listen up! Experts call for action on hearing loss-depression link
Understanding and addressing the impacts of hearing loss on mental wellbeing has become an urgent issue, write renowned Macquarie University audiologists Professor Cath McMahon and Associate Professor Piers Dawes.
Shut up and dribble! Should athletes speak their minds publicly?
Athletes have a responsibility to use their public platforms for good, but they should know they risk losing their careers when they express their personal views on a national stage.
Hearing health crisis among Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
The high prevalence of ear disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is linked with poor education and social problems, writes Professor Cath McMahon, who is dedicated to transforming hearing health in indigenous communities.
Sex Discrimination Act exemptions should be scrapped to protect students and teachers
Unmarried pregnant women, divorcees and LGBTQI students and teachers can be kicked out of religious schools under current law, explains Macquarie University's Dr Tiffany Jones.
New child sex abuse laws go easier on 'sexting' teens, but pedophiles beware
NSW has broken new ground with its tough law reforms in response to the royal commission into child sex abuse, writes Associate Lecturer Zara Bending of Macquarie Law School.
How innovations are transforming breast cancer treatment
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Professor John Boyages looks at how innovations at Macquarie University are helping to provide more personalised treatment for patients - and improve survival rates.
Mediocre bank managers, it's time to go
The banking industry has had an easy run, now it needs to be forced to adopt business excellence practices, say MGSM experts Vik Kortian and Norma Harrison.
How parents can help children learn
Is there a right or wrong way to teach children?