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Indigenous and proud of it

By embracing and exposing their heritage, indigenous entrepreneurs are progressively reaching new heights in the business sector despite a lack of funding from the Australian government.   In a climate of increasing and widespread acceptance of their past, indigenous Australian entrepreneurs are prospering without sacrificing their cultural traditions.   For entrepreneur Josie Alec, gaining knowledge […]

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Street artists struggle with Sydney’s stingy walls

Members of a leading women’s street art collective talk about the significance of street art to the Sydney community and the issues that continue to stifle young talent. By Iain Salvador With a few flourishes of spray paint, an artist in nondescript blue overalls makes her mark on a black wall in a pub. Once […]

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Tax cuts surprisingly unpopular in recent budget announcement

By Demi Ball The recent announcement of the Federal Budget by the Australian government has caused an upstir of mixed reactions. Eighteen-year-old student Niamh Craw, who is from Avalon, believes that the budget offers both positive and negative parts. “The budget is a fairly decent one considering it’s supposed to reduce Australia’s debt over the […]

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University Student to CEO: How Millenials are Using Instagram to Build their Businesses

Millenials are proving that the days of gruelling for a business degree are over – all you need is Instagram and the Internet. By: Mansib Ahmad The world in this very moment is rough, but young people are ensuring the future is progressive – so progressive, in fact, that anyone with a smartphone and Internet […]

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The Millennial Dream: Building A Business Through Instagram

by Paromita Haque Thousands of students walk through the halls of our most esteemed universities. As time goes on, they all face different paths, many with the hope of having a full-time job or running their own business. What many of them don’t know is that the potential to start those careers fits snugly in […]

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Tobacco prices increasing are creating a new black market

The price for cigarettes is set to sore to a $40 average, but that isn’t stopping people who come to the Western Suburbs to “scab” cigarettes. At face value, last year’s changes to tobacco prices have shown to decrease smoking rates in Australia, yet many people are still figuring out ways to get their fix. […]

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Street Art in Sydney: Why should we care?

You’ve seen it on your commute to work or to university, hustling out of Redfern Station or walking down King Street.  No matter who you are, street art demands to be noticed.  But why should you care about it? Lotte Alexis Smith, Iresh Stella and Merindah Funnell are deep in the Sydney street art scene. […]

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One person’s trash is everyone’s treasure

SARAH MULLER Picture this: wearing an outfit made from plastic drink bottles, while walking around your house that was partly made from broken glass and old smart phones. While it may seem like a far-fetched scenario, technologies that treat our trash as treasure have gained more support in the wake of Australia’s current ‘recycling crisis’. […]

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Talking Trash: How Rubbish could be your Riches

China’s recent ban on foreign waste imports has thrown Australia into the dumps. But could saving our own rubbish be the key to create an economically sustainable, waste-free future?   DANA PENDRICK   Following China’s ban of foreign waste imports, more than 600,000 tonnes of waste materials, including textiles, plastics and metals, have piled up […]

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Get into Gear: What Sydneysiders Really Think About Bike Share Servic

Sarah MacDonald   Bike share services have been the topic of debate lately following a string of incidents where bikes were left damaged or unreturned around Sydney. We took to the streets to find out whether Sydneysiders still support the initiative after the misuse of the services. “It’s a good idea in theory, but people […]

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Do Sydney siders welcome more immigrants?

Immigration has never been a more contentious subject. With the world in crisis and many looking for refuge in developed countries,  I stop and ask if Sydney locals welcome these refugees. “I say let them in! I don’t see how someone could deny desperate people safety, especially families with young kids…I love it here and […]

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Why the Royal Commission into financial institutions happened according to everyday Australians

The Royal Commission into financial institutions has caused a frenzy amongst the Australian public. The news of the possible corruption of the big banks and financial institutions has created a worry amongst ordinary Australians. Many of these people have expressed their genuine concern in regards to why the situation reached the level of severity of […]

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The answer to our waste crisis could lie in a pile of rubbish

By Sophie Hodge As Australia’s waste crisis continues, innovators are looking for sustainable waste management solutions and finding answers in bizarre places. Used plastic bottles, broken phones, and worm poo all have one thing in common: they are all seemingly useless waste products. But companies are challenging the idea that waste is invaluable. Businesses across […]

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Driverless cars expected to be on Australian roads soon.

What are your thoughts on driverless cars? Brian, 59, Winston Hills, Hairdresser I think they’re a really great concept. Driverless cars have a lot of benefits which are vital for our future. I think things like conserving energy and working towards a cleaner environment is something that’s being taken into consideration here. Tony, 70, Baulkham […]

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Your say: Is your privacy too much to pay for national security?

The Turnbull Government’s has unveiled its plans to roll out new legislation, along with a $294 million package to boost security at Australia’s airports. New police powers will allow officers to ask any traveller for proof of identity. Under current laws, police can only ask for proof of identity if they suspect a person has […]

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Sydney Has Their Say on Bike Sharing

Jackson Eldridge: “I believe that bike sharing is good in reality but people are not using them correctly. The idea is good but it doesn’t work here in Sydney because young people are disrespecting the bikes and damaging property. I think the solution for this would be create a bike station where they are all […]

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O-bike or No bike? Public thoughts on bike sharing

SURVEY: What are your opinions on bike sharing?     For the last few months, Sydney streets have been littered with abandoned bikes. This has come as a result of the rising popularity of share bikes, a predominantly free service in which riders lock and unlock bikes via mobile phone application and use them to […]

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Driving an uncertain future

Driving an uncertain future   With the number of driverless cars increasing and causing accidents, society remains opposed and unsure on the future of transport. Tory Magney, 52, Paddington, retired.   “I am pretty scared of them. I think they’re bullshit. Why wouldn’t I be? A driverless car? How absurd. Why would I trust a […]

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Driving Blind

While the big technology corporations continue to explore driverless vehicles, there was much greater apprehension from a number of Sydney’s drivers. Griff O’Keefe (53) of South Coogee told us he would prefer to further research and development before the vehicles are put onto our streets.   “I don’t think enough technology has been expanded into […]

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Driverless Cars: They’re no Ferraris or Lamborghinis of the future

Claire Keenan As humans, we have no control over our future, but should this be the be the same for how we get from place to place. Driverless cars are the new technology, that supposedly will enhance the safety of drivers and their passengers, by eliminating the fault of human reactions. However, with the excessive […]

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I Should’ve Known Something Wasn’t Right

A look into the reality of being an au pair. Written by Emily Van Arendonk. To most, the experience of being an au pair sounds like a dream. Traveling the world and seeing a more intimate side of culture in exchange for childcare and light housework. But, for some, this opportunity of a lifetime is […]

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Have you no shame for shaming women?: The new safe access zone bill plans to put an end to harassment outside abortion clinics

In a move to protect women from harassment and pro-life campaigners, a bill is to be put to the upper house of Parliament to create a 150-metre safe zone around all abortion clinics. Kirsty Gan, 25, is a laywer from Camperdown, Sydney. “It seems to me that being able to access health clinics that provide […]