Culture JaneWed2.30_2003_18 Justice MDIA2003_18 MDIA2003_VoxPop_18 MDIA2003Wed2.30 Society

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Sydney Youth for Abortion Safe Access Zones

We took to the streets of Sydney to find out what local youth thought about the bill proposing safe access zones around Australian abortion clinics.    “Being able to access health clinics that provide important services related to sexual health care without being harassed, intimidated or threatened is incredibly important. Although I understand that some […]

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Trauma and Stigma in Criminal Law.

        Criminal legal practitioners regularly come face to face with the darkest parts of humanity, however their resulting trauma remains unacknowledged by the judicial system itself, despite a resounding call for change. By Maya Skidmore.  “To the best of my knowledge, I am the first and only sitting judicial officer to talk about […]

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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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The ‘Underbelly’ of the Au Pair Life

The ‘Underbelly’ of the Au Pair Life By Emily Cook Imagine a job where you can travel the world, be introduced to new cultures, meet new families, and get paid for doing so. Sounds like the dream, right?    Photograph supplied by Sorcha Kuhlman, an Australian au pair   Being an au pair seems like […]

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Family, Food and Faith: The Meaning of Ramadan

  By Soaliha Iqbal Lawyers, poets, mothers and politicians – no matter their differences, Muslims all over the Australia are united in their anticipation of the start of Ramadan, which begins in mid-May this year. With the approaching holy month, they share their stories on what Ramadan means to them personally.  “A big part of […]

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Technology Breaking New Grounds for ASD

From diagnosis to development and treatment, new technology is making waves in understanding autism With the increasing prevalence of autism across the globe, technological devices like Virtual Reality and tablets are playing an incredibly important role in the diagnosis and development of kids with autism. Adam Guastella, from the Brain and Mind Centre in Sydney, […]

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A Sydneysider Ramadan

by Sarah Carroll How do Muslim Sydneysiders navigate their biggest religious celebration among the demands of family, work, and life in a multicultural society? From May 15 to June 14 this year, Muslims across the world will celebrate Ramadan, Islam’s sacred month of fasting and prayer. With Greater Sydney’s population being 5.3% Islamic according to […]

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One hundred years on, how much further do female lawyers have to go?

  By Madeleine Thomas Australia is striving for greater gender equality in all sectors, but the legal industry is still struggling to close the pay gap and put women in high places. This year marks the centenary of the Women’s Legal Status Act of 1918, and while numbers of female solicitors in our community are […]

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How the culture of ‘gowns and wigs’ are resistant to change attitudes towards mental health sufferers

By Raqiya Ahmed In 2007 it was recorded that vicarious trauma and mental health issues amongst criminal lawyers was two times higher than those working in other professions. Assistance programs have since then demanded for action in law firms and the general workplace to reduce early signs of mental health related issues including, vicarious trauma. […]

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The Trouble with Justice

by Cheryl Till When Magistrate David Heilpern first spoke about his experience with vicarious trauma at a Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation (TJMF) annual lecture last October, he did not expect his picture to end up on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald. “I think this must have really hit a nerve,” Heilpern said. […]

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Women’s rugby league is still on the climb

Article written by Tanisha Stanton Until Jasmin Allende turned 12 her dad lived what he thought was a father’s dream, watching his eldest daughter stick it to the boys in a weekend rugby league competition before he himself would take the field, then when Jasmin approached teenage hood she was stopped from playing. “Her brother […]