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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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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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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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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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Can LGBTQ Christians find a sense of belonging at church?

By Claire Thompson “I’m always going to be an anomaly and a bit odd. The strangest part is we are odd in both circles. We are odd in church circles and we are odd in queer circles. So we are kind of a friend of both but a friend of neither,” Joel Hollier, a same-sex […]

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Euthanasia products: A step too far?

By Camille Dionisio   In the midst of Australia’s changing legislation on Euthanasia, developments of self-euthanising products continue to spark debate.   With Victoria’s passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Scheme in legislation and the NSW government’s refusal to support or follow their lead, it refuelled Australia’s controversy around Euthanasia and products that undermine this […]

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Over the last decade the New South Wales prison population has surged by 35%, prisoners on remand have doubled. Is the increase in the number of people with disabilities in prisons a sign the current policies for dealing with disadvantage are wrong? STEPHEN HILL reports.   The lack of adequate disability support services is driving […]

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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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Invisible Designs: Are Railways Deaf Friendly?

An investigation into the use of hearing augmentation systems in NSW Trains sheds light on the transport industry.  By Claudia Chiu and Odilia Chan You always saw this sign on the newer trains while commuting, but have you ever wondered what it meant? This sign is used to indicate that an audio frequency induction loop […]

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Fashion Faux Paw

Here I am on the new @plush_think_sofas ad! How cute are my big buddies, @strykerdane?! #miniaturedachshund and #greatdane #dachshundsofinstagram #danesofinstagram #greatdanesofinstagram #greatdanesunleashed #unlikelyfriends #unlikelyanimalfriends A post shared by Frankie Sunny (@frankiethelilsausage) on Aug 30, 2017 at 3:59am PDT (Frankie in a television commercial for Plush Sofas. Credit to @frankiethelilsausage)   By Dylan Vidal From walking […]

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Criminalising Disability

People with disabilities, particularly cognitive or psychosocial disability, represent 18% of Australia’s overall population but account for half of the total prison population. Inside prison, this group are at serious risk of abuse. Supporting diversion of people with disability away from the criminal justice system and into community support will break the cycle, researchers say. […]

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In the Shadows No More: Indigenous hip hop slipping into the mainstream

In the Shadows No More: Indigenous hip hop slipping into the mainstream   Words by Oliver Kuskie   With back to back songs in the top 20 of the 2016 and 2017 Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown, Indigenous hip hop is trickling into the mainstream in ways it has never done before.   As an […]

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“We Can No Longer Ignore the Reality of What is Present Within the Australian Hip Hop Scene”

By Cindy Yu “I went from having a really good year in 2014, started to make a small kind of gain to winning awards and initiatives, which then exposed me to what can only be described as online harassment within a 48-hour period of winning that award.” Sarah Connor, an Australian hip hop artist, was […]

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There’s 7.6 billion people in the world, and they’re all racist.

By: Natalie Di Paola In 2007-2010, Indians were attacked while living here, straining the relations between Australia and India and deterring International Students. Ten years later, are Indian students still afraid to come to Australia? “I did hear about it [the racial attacks], but I wasn’t afraid. I think racism is everywhere and I have […]

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Settling in: The Refugee Experience

A young Syrian refugee with a love for poetry, and an Australian who established a co-op to help refugees settle in to Sydney. These are their stories.  By Janelle Taouk Part I: A Syrian Refugee’s Perspective  Around seven years ago, Sarina Mouzenian believed that she was going to die. Sitting in a Café in Aleppo […]

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There’s No Place Like (War-Torn) Home

Faced with the threat of imminent death or sanctuary in an unknown land, refugees are following the yellow brick road to their Emerald City. By Jakob Andreasen The sounds of bullets ricocheting off cars. The shattering of glass, as it meets the pavement. Agonising screams of young women, elderly men and frightened children. Watching a […]

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Sydney Hip-Hop Receives a Bad Rap

As the hip-hop sub-culture continues to fade in Sydney, it’s the female rappers and singers that suffer the consequences. Nic Savage “The only reason she gets played on Triple J is because she fucked for plays.” “She must have sucked off the judge. Atrocity.” These are comments Sarah Connor received within 48 hours of winning […]

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Northern Territory’s Performing Triplets

Video can be viewed here: Meet Beccy, Rachel and Jessie Robins. These 23-year old identical triplets recently moved from Katherine (Nothern Territory) to Sydney, to pursue careers in the performing arts. Though facing immense pressure in a competitive industry, they constantly encourage one another to press on. Nanda Lakhwani explores their journey.

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Fake It ‘Till You Make It: The Consumer Paradox within the Booming Replica Luxury Marketplace

It accounts for $450 billion AUD global industry, yet the freedom for budget-conscious millennials to score the latest designer ‘it’ piece does not evoke thoughts of an insidious market underbelly; one deeply embroiled in organized crime, money laundering and the exploitation of human rights. Welcome to the underworld of replica luxury products, where the demand […]

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Indigenous hip hop: the movement that is just getting started

by Adamo De Nigris Artist Lady Lash is a prominent member of the indigenous hip hop community. Photo taken by Karina Marlow. Crystal Clyne Mastosavvas, known by her stage name Lady Lash, comes from Ceduna, on the west coast of South Australia. Male rapper ‘Ziggy Ramo’, also comes from a rural community, outside Perth in […]