Safety has always been a concern for drivers past and present, but it seems the future may be driverless. We asked the people of Sydney who is safer in the streets: a person or a self-driving machine? Adam Chor, 25, cost planner, West Pennant Hills: “Driverless cars take more rational decisions as it’s not […]
Catholic Imagination, or Catholic Criticism?
By Miray Bakaroglu Heavenly Bodies and The Catholic Imagination, was this year’s theme for the Met Gala. The […]
Cultural anxieties: Children want to learn their mother language, while parents continue to prioritise English
How a Sydney community school is reviving a language that is being shunned in its own motherland, and in the homes of the students themselves. By: Mansib Ahmad Can a language really be preserved by learning it for just three hours a week? You may say “yes, of course it can”. But what if […]
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 […]
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 […]
Interfaith Relationships in Australia: Faith versus Family
It’s hard enough for couples of different faiths to overcome their differences. Throw in the mother-in-law, and the real trouble begins. A loyal husband? Or a deceptive son? He’s a good Jewish boy-and single-in the eyes of his mother…but a loyal husband in the eyes of his Muslim wife. Deceiving his Jewish parents is the […]
Technology is Overtaking Human Jobs – and You’re Next
by Cassandra Nguyen Almost 40% of current jobs in Australia are at risk of being wiped out by a wave of redundancy in the next 10 to 15 years because of technological advancements, according to a report by The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). This means 5 million jobs will be replaced by […]
D.I.Y Dying: Assisted Death for the living
Do-it-yourself euthanasia kits are being sold legally in Australia under the disguise of home brewing devices. By Abbey Farlow Max Dog Brewing is not what it looks like. It’s website is donned with pictures of friends enjoying beer together. The unknowing eye would mistake the site for an independent brewing company selling kits for the […]
One in 65 Million
By Jasmin Abbott, Austin Andrews-Little, Abhranil Hazra There are 65.3 million refugees in the world; almost half of them are under the age of 18. Here is the real story of just one, who set out alone at the age of 14 to escape the horrors of genocide. Shahid Hussain fled his home in Pakistan […]
Defying the odds: Maria Gallo’s story
Hannah Yang & Alexandra Thompson For publication in The Wentworth Courier: Maria’s in-laws own a duo of popular restaurants in Elizabeth Street, Paddington (Cipri Italian and Barbetta Cucina). Her and her sister, Rose, are well known in the area. In 2003, 26-year-old childcare worker, Maria Gallo, woke from a 17-day coma, after being run over […]
By Demi Ball
Is Australia prepared for the demand of apartments?
Over the past 25 years, there has been a 78% increase in apartment living, according to the 2016 Census of population and housing. This shift has become a choice for many families due to affordability, convenience and lifestyle. But as this cultural shift occurs, there is a stronger demand for apartments in […]