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‘Mumble rap’: The word on the streets of hip-hop

by Sameera Pillai and Alex Molchanoff By taking on the ‘skip-hop’ culture of Aussie rap, Lanstan went viral, now he talks to us about his inspiration and merging music styles in the digital age. ‘Holden Commie got it locked down’, ‘Call up my boy he’s a tradie’ and ‘Going on a Maccas run’ are some […]

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It’s been a law-ng hundred years

Written by: Tania Tan It has been 100 years since the Women’s Legal Status Act was passed in 1918, but women in the legal profession are still underrepresented in leadership positions. This was according to the Law Council of Australia, which launched a national campaign in 2017 to counter biases in barristers’ chambers and law […]

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Autism and technology: paving a brighter future by Camilla Theakstone

Autism is an increasingly prevalent mental condition that is characterised by deficits in social interaction, forming relationships with other people and using language and abstract concepts.   It is traditionally diagnosed in early childhood as that is the time that symptoms start to appear.   The condition is also on the rise in Australia.   […]

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Are Australian developers prepared for change?

By Laura Rando   Australian apartment developers are beginning to feel the pressure as banks have limited their lending, and the Government have been questioned on their capability of providing the necessary utilities for the rise in apartments.   Australia’s four major banks: CBA, NAB, ANZ and Westpac, have declared that they are restricting their […]

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Changing lives with pro bono, one step at a time

Written by Emily Cook and Tania Tan John Corker, CEO of the Australian Pro Bono Centre, has a line of career highlights including helping the Aboriginal people attain their first media license. He shared about his contribution to them gaining their first radio station, including CAAMA radio and 8KIN radio, which were broadcasted in Aboriginal […]

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Terry O’Connell – “Change is not possible in your own comfort zone”

It has been 18 years since Terry O’Connell left the police force, yet his fight for real justice continues. By Katelyn Wood Hidden away in the mountain ranges of New South Wales is Terry O’Connell’s family home. It’s peaceful and warm, much like Terry himself. A Churchill Fellow and recipient of an Order of Australia, […]

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“Humans are hard-wired to think that men are more important.”

Vice-President of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy, UNSW Scientia Professor Prue Vines, talks about women’s inequality, pulling power levers and changing the world (oh, and how she used taekwondo to save her life).   By Reena Mukherjee and Nazla Sajed   In a tiny office tucked away on the second floor of the UNSW […]

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  By Clare Megahey and Kirsta Cheung Pete Malicki doesn’t dress the way you’d expect one of Australia’s most successful theatre directors and playwrights to, but his 90-hour work week leaves him little time to shop. The Short + Sweet festival’s International Literary Manager attended Sydney’s Sunday night session in ripped denim jeans and slightly-worn […]

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Patriot leader wants to keep Australia “beautiful”

Patriot leader wants to keep Australia “beautiful” By Michael Cadelina and Jill Tengco Mitch’s anti-Islamic views emerged a few years ago in the smoker’s area on the second level of a local pub in Newcastle. Him and his then-girlfriend sat having a chat with, what seemed like, a friendly Sudanese immigrant. Not long after, the […]

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To whoever said the youth today don’t work hard

FOR PUBLICATION: UNSW DIGITAL JOURNALISM ONLINE MAGAZINE By Lana Ryu and Angela Chui Lily Wu The classic image of a university student. Sleep deprived, broke, tired, young person who is always wearing a hoodie. Sitting upright and wide-awake on a Friday morning, UNSW Business School undergraduate student Lily Wu defies these beliefs as the leader […]

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Artist Angela Tiatia making waves with personal art

By Demi Ball and April Maung When Samoan artist Angela Tiatia broke a forbidden cultural taboo, the reactions were mixed. She had revealed her malu, a traditional female tattoo, in an artwork entitled ‘Walking the Wall’. “It’s quite subversive to, and forbidden, to show that in public…especially (in) the traditional community, it’s considered a really […]

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The Brit-rock inspired sisters from Mollymook: Clews

By: Lydia Wong, Josh Trapp and Miray Bakaroglu Criminal lawyer by day, and music diva by night. For university student Lily Richardson, lead singer of the emerging band CLEWS, this is about to become reality. With only two singles to their name, sisters Lily and Grace Richardson form the extremely fresh band, Clews. Recently signed […]

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Weaving Her Own Story

By Pema Bakshi and Cheryl Till In a world where fashion moves at the speed of light, Jaslyn Swavley sits peacefully with her worn knitting needles in a handmade getup. Raised on the North Shore, she is the calmest 19-year-old and it is infectious. Donning a breezy floral dress and makeup-free skin, the UNSW student […]

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The Story of Her Mind

When Veronica O’Mara started blogging about her experiences with mental health a year ago, she never imagined that her words would reach thousands, let alone have the impact that they do today. At only twenty-one years old, O’Mara is already taking a stance on mental health within the Sydney community and has created a platform […]

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The road to #enough

By Rizna Mutmainah z5142434 and Kate Quinn z5114887 Striding into the cafe with her cream-coloured clothes, Gucci shoes, pixie haircut and a smile, businesswoman Suzy Jacobs hopes to make a change. Her eyes light up as she shares her ambitions of starting a new feminist movement and hashtag called #Enough. The November project is in collaboration […]

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Becoming Pomara Fifth: giving back through drag

By Sarah Carroll and Madeleine Thomas Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald  Indigenous, gay, cancer-survivor, bullying victim, drag queen: Brad Kennedy seems to tick the boxes of someone many would consider to be marginalized.But, sitting in the dimly lit Diva Bar at Stonewall Hotel, wearing a sequined jumpsuit and a voluminous black wig, Brad’s alter ego, Pomara Fifth, […]

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Hanging up the hiking boots

Norbu Tenzing: the young man from a famous family, with a mountain of reasons why he won’t be following the path climbed by many before him. By Grace Robinson-Tagg and Callum O’Donnell   Many of us would say that we have big shoes to fill when it comes to the achievements of our predecessors. Some […]

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Not just the newsletter guy: A Sydney artist’s double life

BY EMMA SOWTER AND LUBNA SHERIEFF     Though he has created over sixty plays, performances and dance works featured across Australia, won the Woodford Poetry Slam in 2011, qualified for the Australian Nimbin Poetry World Cup in 2011 and 2012, and released three EPs of storytelling, spoken word and music, most only recognise Tom […]