The value of censorship: Australia vs China

By EMMA RYAN: ‘It’s like a drug... I know it’s bad for me but I keep going back for more”. – Taylor Harris, on her social media usage. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that the Australian youth are obsessed with social media. Addictive, antagonizing and easily accessible, it is sites ... Read More...

25 years since Tiananmen: Has anything changed?

By EMMA LAWSON: The Tiananmen Square massacre, or the June 4th incident showcased the undisputed power the Chinese government has and would refuse to let go in 1989. Refusing to let months of student, anti-corruption and freedom of the press protests continue; the protest movement was silenced by the government in a lethal ... Read More...

Could carrots cure cancer?

By JACQUI MEY: When Jane’s* beloved pet dog Sandy died from cancer last year, she began asking questions. Mr. and Mrs. Brown knew they had a difficult task in explaining what this disease entailed to their seven-year-old child. “Cancer takes people and puppies to heaven.” As Jane confidently paraded around her new fact ... Read More...

#bringbackourcarefactor

By CARLEY SCHAD: Australia has the ability to quickly join hashtag bandwagons and social media solidarity but it's disinterest in international counter-terrorism and  helping our female counterparts in North-East Africa overrides it all. In the late hours of the 14th of April and into the early morning of the 15th, an estimated 276 girls ... Read More...

The shadow of history

By LIAM CHARLES: “That was a time when only the dead could smile…” Anna Akhmatova  On March the 16th, the body of Reshat Ametov was uncovered in a forest 60 kilometres from Simferopol, the drab and dusty capital of Crimea. His mangled body was wrapped in clear tape, with signs of torture. The 39-year ... Read More...

Cover girls or decision makers?

By MILENA DAMBELLI: In the newsroom that employs Dijana Damjanovic, the dreaded ‘glass ceiling’ doesn’t appear to exist for women. “I certainly see women in the top jobs around me… They’re feared, they’re powerful, they’re respected by many, and they do their job well.” Damjanovic is in her first year of ... Read More...

WA’s ADHD child prescribing rates

By LETITIA WALLACE: In 2003, Western Australia became the world's only ADHD hotspot to see a decline in child prescribing rates. Child prescription rates in the state in the late 1990s were amongst the highest in the world. Thanks to the work of advocates and tighter accountability measures, WA has seen ... Read More...