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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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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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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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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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Bike Sharing in Sydney: “It’s just a kind of way wasting resources!”

When we look around the city, there is always a sharing bike in our sight. In these few years, more and more sharing bikes companies started operating their business in Sydney. It is not hard to borrow one around the corner. But seriously, who have tried this service before? Is it really necessary to have […]

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“A big graveyard of bicycles”: bike sharing in Sydney

Bike sharing in Sydney is a controversial phenomenon, with some vocal residents calling for a total ban on share bikes. Critics argue that they are an eyesore and plague busy areas with dumped bicycles. “I neither use ride sharing nor do I mind its presence in our city,” says Jonathan Moallem, a 20-year-old Computer Science […]

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Who actually thinks about think tanks?

Word Cloud of Australian Think Tanks     Australia’s political systems are constantly changing and growing in the new media age with many people providing their own opinions online. So, are think tanks still important in Australian policy making and political thinking?   Think tanks are private institutions that build a bridge between academic thinking […]

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Boys vs. Feminism

By Claudia Byatt “Obviously, we can’t talk about feminism without talking about equality of opportunity and representation.” Sydney Boys High School Equality Prefect, Lincoln Hiu, 17, is one of the young men out to tackle issues surrounding feminism and the importance of fairness between genders. In light of International Women’s Day, Sydney Boys High School […]

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“We are not just welfare people”: Indigenous entrepreneurship on the rapid rise

By Jill Tengco   When most people hear “Indigenous business” they probably think of services in tourism or art. But recently, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs are thriving in the STEM, mining, culinary and cosmetics sectors, to name a few. It’s all thanks to channelling their Indigenous heritage to change the mindsets of both […]

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By Maggie Hill Almost 40% of Australian jobs are likely to be automated by the year 2025, according to a report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). And contrary to popular belief; factory workers aren’t the only ones who will be suffering the consequences. So, what does this mean for the everyday […]

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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 […]

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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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Dr Susanne Schmeidl: A Life of Atonement

By Maggie Hill and Shannon Graddon In the way that Germany renounced its dark history to become a key figure in international peacemaking, Allgoi born Dr Susanne Schmeidl has carried the memory of her Grandfather, a Nazi Commandant of an occupied city in France, from Mexico to Afghanistan. In redefining her personal identity, Susanne like […]