Big win for aged care industry, nurses: Budget

The 2021 federal budget welcomed positive changes for nurses and the aged care sector the day before International Nurses Day.  International Nurses Day recognises the important role nurses play as the single largest workforce group. The compassion, professionalism...

Wollongong Roller Hawks back on the courts after a 20-month break

Photo Source: Tanaya Joe   RadioU UOW · Wollongong Roller Hawks back on the courts after a 20 month break With the announcement of the 2021 National Wheelchair Basketball league (NWBL) season starting the Wollongong Roller Hawks are back on the courts after a...

$354 million promised to support mother’s health and women’s health: Budget

The federal budget has promised $353.9 million to women's health over the next four years, marking a long-awaited win for Australian mothers and young women. The Morrison Government is investing $13.7 million in the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance to...

Researchers discover seaweed molecules can help heal wounds

Scientists from the University of Wollongong and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterial Science, have found that seaweed molecules can assist in wound healing. The scientists worked in collaboration with Venus Shell Systems to show that the magic molecules...

UOW Professor appointed new STEM ambassador

University of Wollongong (UOW) Associate Professor Danielle Skropeta has been selected as one of the new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) ambassadors. Professor Skropeta, the Deputy Director of Molecular Horizons and a member of the Royal...

Young Australians mental health highlighted in government’s budget

Australian mental health care and suicide prevention services are set to receive $2.3 billion worth of support, following the delivery of the 2021-22 federal budget. Announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, the budget will set aside $1.6 billion for in person treatment...

Death toll rises as tensions between Israel and Palestine intensify

Military conflict in Gaza has escalated to its highest level in seven years, after Palestinian militant group Hamas retaliated to Israeli airstrikes that wiped out a 13-storey residential building in Gaza. 32 Palestinians were killed in the attack, including 10...

Childcare relief to boost workforce participation: Budget

Childcare is being reported as a ‘winner’ in the 2021-22 federal budget but the real winner is the economy. Childcare will see an extra $1.7 billion across three years as part of the budget which is estimated to help around 250,000 families. The government assumes...

University of Wollongong researchers thread together new artificial muscle

University of Wollongong researchers have created new artificial muscle by replicating the double helix DNA. This replica was created by using everyday materials, such as a sewing thread, which allowed the researchers to create small artificial muscles. For the...

Wollongong Wolves look to take bite out of Sutherland Sharks

The Wollongong Wolves face the Sutherland Sharks this week in round 11 of the 2021 NSW NPL football season. Despite an inconsistent start to the season, the team recorded a high-scoring 5-3 win over Sydney FC last weekend. Wolves coach Luke Wilkshire said the team...
Local bands impacted by latest restrictions

Local bands impacted by latest restrictions

The extension of COVID-19 restrictions in Greater Sydney and neighbouring communities have created headaches for musicians and live performances. On Monday, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that the current Public Health Orders and restrictions would remain in...

UOW Professor appointed new STEM ambassador

UOW Professor appointed new STEM ambassador

University of Wollongong (UOW) Associate Professor Danielle Skropeta has been selected as one of the new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) ambassadors. Professor Skropeta, the Deputy Director of Molecular Horizons and a member of the Royal...