Investigations underway into “gross act of cultural vandalism” at Sandon Point

Wollongong City Council is calling for witnesses after vegetation at Sandon Point's dedicated Aboriginal site was significantly damaged. A letter drop has been performed within the area to prompt witnesses as part of the council's investigation into the incident....

UOW rejects job losses claims as it announces major faculty ‘realignment’

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has rejected reports of potential major job losses following a faculty reshuffle. The Illawarra Mercury reported on Wednesday non-academic jobs would go after the university revealed a $90 million shortfall left by reduced...

‘More than just a hobby’: Retirees getting ready for a roll up on the green

George Brown is an avid lawn bowls and golf player, but since the pandemic he has felt under par, missing his weekly rituals and the comradery of sport. The retired builder has played lawn bowls at Dapto Citizen’s Bowling Club, or 'The Citoz', for almost half a...

Staff feeling fine, UOW survey finds

A survey by the University of Wollongong has found that most staff are doing well in terms of mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic. The survey found 74% of respondents felt well in terms of emotional wellbeing and levels of stress and safety....

Study shows regular yoga sessions can improve mental health

New research has revealed yoga to be a significant weapon in the fight against depression. Research conducted by universities in Australia, the United Kingdom and Brazil has found yoga to be superior to other treatments, such as waitlist and attention control, in...

NSW domestic violence services to receive a $21 million funding boost

Domestic violence victim-survivors will have more vital help available during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the NSW and Federal Governments investing more than $21 million to boost frontline services and other supports. The investment, announced on Tuesday, comprises...

NSW parents petition against compulsory school attendance

Parents in New South Whales have launched a petition regarding concerns over their children's return to school and compulsory attendance. The petition on Change.org already has nine thousand signatures calling for the New South Wales Department of Education to give...

‘A new-stolen generation,’ Indigenous organisation claims

Organisation Family Matters has asked the Government to take better care of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Children in a statement released yesterday. The organisation pointed out Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were 10.6 times more likely to be...

Online shopping booms during COVID-19, new data shows

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that online retail trade has increased amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Online retail trade increased by 23.5 per cent in March from February 2020, as the majority of retailers shut their doors for the...

UOW collaborates with CSIRO on new industry research program

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has reached out to the Univerisity of Wollongong to collaborate on a research program known as ON PRIME Lite.ON PRIME Lite is a national program for researchers from Australian universities and...