Western Sydney University

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Home is where our story begins

This report explores the experiences of LGBTQ people in CALD communities in Greater Western Sydney following the same-sex marriage vote in 2017.
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Using experience sampling methods to understand everyday experiences of adults with intellectual disability

People with intellectual disability (ID) are often excluded from social participation and have strictly controlled social or leisure activities. The experiences of people with ID are often understood by proxy, usually from the point of view of their parents/carers. Overcoming these barriers and finding ways...
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The inclusion and representation of young people in the Australian news media

This snapshot study of news media critiques the inclusion and representation of young Australians (aged 4-18 years). The findings from this study suggest that young people are seldom given the opportunity to speak for themselves in the news.
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Benchmarking heat across Campbelltown City, New South Wales

The compounding effects of climate change and rapid urbanisation cause cities to heat up. The communities of Campbelltown City in the southern region of the Greater Sydney Basin already experience extreme summer temperatures and heatwave conditions. Until now, the magnitude of air temperature variation in...
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Building sustainable supports for young unemployed men with intellectual disability through intergenerational mentoring at Men's Sheds

People with intellectual disability (ID) often experience multiple disadvantages in education, work, health, community and social participation. International research reveals that formal mentors can have important positive influences on wellbeing and employment. Men’s Sheds are ideally situated to support young adults with ID due to...