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Rooftop Solar charging for Electric vehicles

New technology from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, will link rooftop solar and batteries to support electric vehicle (EV) charging, even in the height of summer.  With more EVs on Australian roads, demand for infrastructure is growing and placing stress on grid-powered charging stations. New solar-powered EV charging stations will maximise use of renewable energy, […]

Zohra – Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra – debut performance in Sydney

Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra are performing in Sydney and Melbourne to celebrate 50 years of bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Australia – giving Australians the rare opportunity to witness the internationally acclaimed Zohra orchestra. Hailing from Afghanistan’s only music school, the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, the Zohra Orchestra will be performing in Sydney next […]

Cheaper medicine for over 500,000 patients

Cheaper medicine is on the way for more than 500,000 patients from October 1, with price reductions for common scripts and new medicines added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), in some cases saving over $100,000 per patient. Medicines to treat lung cancer, lymphoblastic and acute leukaemia, and nausea associated with chemotherapy will now be […]

Sydney researchers look at leaves to reduce carbon emissions

University of Sydney researchers are drawing inspiration from leaves to reduce carbon emissions, using nanotechnology to develop a method for ‘carbon photosynthesis’ that they hope will one day be adopted on an industrial-scale. Professor Jun Huang from the University of Sydney’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is developing a carbon capture method that aims to go […]

From brick pit to a new green public park in Homebush

A new 2.5 hectare park at Powells Creek has opened today, transforming an unused corridor in Sydney’s west into a new recreation and green space for the local community. Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said Ismay Reserve, located next to the New M4 just north of Parramatta Road to Pomeroy Street at Homebush, […]

A glorious summer ahead for women’s International Cricket

The International summer of cricket kicks off this weekend with the Australian Women’s Cricket Team playing three T20 Internationals against Sri Lanka at North Sydney Oval from Sunday 29 September 2019. There is no better way to start the school holidays by watching the all-conquering Australian women in the first match of the Commonwealth Bank […]

Fijian PM is Frank in his message to Morrison

By Karam C Ramrakha Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, in his first official visit to Australia, signed Vuvalu (family) Partnership agreement in Canberra on September 16, covering economic, security and enhancement of people to people links between Fiji and Australia. The Fijian PM’s visit comes on the heel of last month’s meeting of Pacific Island […]

CCTV to capture crooks on candid camera

Criminals will soon be under the scrutiny of up to a thousand electronic eyes as the NSW Government rolls out high-definition CCTV to help protect local businesses in western Sydney. Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Attorney General Mark Speakman and Police Minister David Elliott today announced the first round of successful applicants from the Government’s $5 million […]

Migration program focusing on regional Australia

The Morrison Government’s Migration Program is tackling population pressures in our major cities, and backing regional areas looking for growth to secure their economic future. 160,323 visas were granted in 2018-19 under the Permanent Migration Program, the lowest number in a decade. The program also delivered 8987 places under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, up […]

Vice-Chancellor attends historic graduation at SPPU in Pune

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell attended Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) to present certificates to the first cohort of students to graduate from the Blended Bachelor of Science (BSc Blended) program. The BSc Blended program was jointly developed by the University of Melbourne and SSPU in 2016. The program provides opportunities for students to […]

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