University societies around Australia are dedicated to debating in national and international tournaments but these societies have acknowledged a problem with diversity in their community. For most people, debating is a high school extra-curricular activity. In reality, it’s an elite sport in universities all over Australia that takes students as far as Cape Town for […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sydney’s Thoughts on Marijuana Legalisation
With the United States of America slowly but surely legalising both the medical and recreational use of Marijuana it is questionably only a matter of time before Australia follows suit. I go into the streets of Sydney to find out what our public thinks Australia should do regarding the legalisation of ‘weed’. ‘I remember growing […]
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 […]
Are Driverless Cars making us Less Social
Driverless cars are programmed to reduce human errors, with a special technology to monitor the car’s surroundings, guide the car and detect hazards. Street interviews show a divided public opinion, most people believw driverless cars are created to follow road rules, hence it would significantly reduce fatal crashes through minimising human error. Others believed that […]
Women reclaim their bodies, 150 metres at a time
The importance of freedom of speech has been a key message of anti-abortion campaigners, however, Camperdown lawyer Kirsty Gan notes it’s important to consider the differences in Australia’s laws compared to America. “I think it’s important to recall that Australia doesn’t have a US-style positive right to say whatever you like. Rather, the constitutional […]
Road to a Driverless Reality
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 […]
Technology, Take the Wheel
While a big step for science and technology, the idea of driverless cars has not been met with the best response by the Australian public. Asking ordinary people on the streets of Sydney, we learn that most of us are more comfortable driving our own car, rather than letting technology take the wheel. 42-year-old, Donna […]
Catholic Imagination, or Catholic Criticism?
By Miray Bakaroglu Heavenly Bodies and The Catholic Imagination, was this year’s theme for the Met Gala. The […]
Humans vs Driverless cars: which one is safer?
By: Rizna Mutmainah It’s 2018 and although flying cars still don’t exist, new technology in the form of driverless cars is slowly emerging. Car manufacturers like Volvo, Tesla and BMW and other companies are already working on driverless cars. With a possible future where driverless cars may dominate our roads, locals express their opinions on whether […]
Vox Pop: Self-Driving Cars
Vox Populi: Driverless Cars Hotly debated in tech-corners and headlining geek media, driverless cars and the views surrounding their transition to day-to-day vehicles is facing more and more prominent exposure. Recently revealed to the public, Tesla’s unfortunate incident with one of the test cars saw mass opinion sway in favour of them being seen as […]
quick thoughts: a driverless future
By: Nicole Chen and Claire Keenan Is the possibility of driverless cars really in the foreseeable future? Do people support a future where the roads operate without drivers? We took to the streets of Sydney to ask people about their thoughts on driverless roads. Andriana Xilaportas, 21, Wetherill Park, Glue Store “Honestly it’s a […]
Driverless cars: Vehicles of the future?
Written by: Tania Tan Until self-driving vehicles are fully on the market in Australia, questions regarding the safety of such vehicles for drivers and pedestrians alike will continue to persist. Opinions on driverless cars are relatively positive as driverless cars are expected to be powered by smart technology that may keep the roads safer. “I […]
Driverless cars: an uncertain future
The implementation of driverless cars is fast approaching modern society, yet this reality is a daunting concept for many. There is great concern that the responsibility of vehicle safety should not be left to a computer. Name: Corey Ross Age: 21 years old Suburb: North Curl Curl, NSW Occupation: Engineer Apprentice “I think […]
Vicarious Trauma in the Public Eye
Vicarious trauma is an issue that affects up to 85% of ‘helping professions’ according to expert Olga Phoenix. For lawyers in particular, Steven Doumit, a criminal solicitor for Legal Aid, says that employee assistant programs and debriefing procedures are currently implemented. However, Magistrate David Heilpern who publicly addressed his own experience […]
Who’s taking the wheel?: Yay or nay for driverless cars
The question used to be ‘how much you might trust someone with your life?’, now, the questions is how much you trust a car that drives for you! Also known as driverless cars, or, autonomous cars, these vehicles are now able to use cutting-edge technology to function just like you behind the wheel. Here’s what […]
Driverless cars: thoughts?
Tanisha Stanton and Madi Howarth It’s now a reality to control your home with your voice and turn off lights and other electronics when you’re not even home. With that in mind, driverless may not be too far-fetched. In fact, three of the top car manufacturers; Tesla, Volvo and BMW are already working on driverless […]