Friday, 27 January 2012

Pressure on universities

More than 400 doctors, medical researchers and scientists have formed a powerful lobby group, Friends of Science in Medicine, to pressure universities, such as the University of Western Sydney, to close down alternative medical degrees for “what in many cases would be better described as ‘quackery’ and by ‘failing to champion evidence-based science and medicine’.


Richmond. Spillover airport

The federal government’s review into the location of the second airport for Sydney is expected to be released soon. The Sydney Morning Herald said “it is understood it will shy away from a making a definitive statement ... instead it is more likely to recommend using a Royal Australian Air Force base at Richmond as a spillover airport for some domestic flights and then nominate several long-term opinions for a second site.”