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Plain packaging for Ireland and Britain, WHO applauds

by Susan Murray-Smith - Published on: 23 March 2015
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Published on: 23 March 2015

The UK House of Commons and the parliament of Ireland have both recently passed plain packaging legislation in the fight against tobacco use. Singapore and Norway are starting consultations, and the topic is also under consideration in South Africa, Panama, France, New Zealand and Turkey. Dr Margaret Chan, CEO of the WHO has applauded Australia’s efforts to reduce smoking.

SUP eStore payments unavailable Sat/Sun 21-22 Mar

by Susan Murray-Smith - Published on: 20 March 2015
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Published on: 20 March 2015

The payment gateway for the SUP eStore will be undergoing scheduled maintenance over the weekend of 21-22 March 2015. Payments will be available again from 8am Monday 23 March. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Privatisation issues crucial to NSW election

by Susan Murray-Smith - Published on: 5 March 2015
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Published on: 5 March 2015

Privatisation is back in the news, in the lead up to the NSW state election on March 28. Emeritus Professor Bob Walker and Dr Betty Con Walker, authors of the book, Privatisation: sell off or sell out? The Australian experience have written a briefing paper showing that profts from electricity assets have been underreported to make selling them palatable to NSW taxpayers. Privatisation goes into greater detail about the downside to governments divesting public assets into private hands.

Understanding the works of Alex Miller

by Susan Murray-Smith - Published on: 21 January 2015
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Published on: 21 January 2015

Robert Dixon’s book, Alex Miller: the ruin of time, was reviewed in The Australian recently. It’s the first book in our new series, Sydney Studies in Australian Literature.

Plain packaging and reducing smoking rates

by Susan Murray-Smith - Published on: 27 November 2014
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Published on: 27 November 2014


Simon Chapman and Becky Freeman set out the evidence for the importance of plain packaging in striking at the heart of what remains of tobacco advertising. They examine the history of the idea, the tobacco industry’s frantic efforts to derail it, and the early evidence for its impact. Most importantly, they give tools to policy makers in other countries wanting to make the best case for plain packaging and to defend it from the inevitable attacks that will follow.

Do you need a new LiFE? Preventing falls and increasing strength

by Susan Murray-Smith - Published on: 16 September 2014
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Published on: 16 September 2014


This innovative and non-traditional approach to exercise, the Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program, is being launched by the University of Sydney this week. Informed by a world-first study, the LiFE program incorporates balance and strength training into everyday activities and embeds it within their daily routines. It has been shown to reduce falls by 31 per cent.

See also the media release on the University website

Fathers stepping up, mothers letting go: the other glass ceiling

by Susan Murray-Smith - Published on: 18 July 2014
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Published on: 18 July 2014

Congratulations to our authors and panellists for a very successful launch this week of The other glass ceiling: fathers stepping up, mothers letting go. A spirited and positive discussion of caring and domestic duties in our society. See also the article on The Conversation.

Fighting for fatherhood by Stephen S. Holden

Social work promotes global equity

by Susan Murray-Smith - Published on: 8 July 2014
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Published on: 8 July 2014

Our latest title, Global social work: Crossing borders, blurring boundaries is to be released this week at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development in Melbourne. The book contains a truly impressive array of views from social workers and social work educators from around the world.

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