Professional cuddler, Amanda Souza, attempts to make the world a little less lonely. By Darshana Gupta Although cuddling may seem rather far fetched to make a career of, Amanda Souza has managed to do just that, spreading love and making the world a little happier. With an academy dedicated to professional cuddling, this service, although […]
Men: The Silent Victims of Domestic Violence
By Reardon Palmer According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (‘ABS’), the rates of men experiencing domestic violence is rising each year but there is a concerning lack of services that are provided for male victims. “I am focused on providing more support to women and children escaping domestic violence.” This is what Prime Minister […]
How Society is Failing Men in Abusive Relationships
By Michelle Sagredo Experts in the field agree that service-providers overlook the needs of male victims, despite an increase in men experiencing partner violence in the past decade. Greg Andresen, a Senior Researcher of the One in Three Campaign said, “Men reporting domestic violence are more likely than women to be disbelieved, ridiculed, misunderstood, have […]
Government’s next call of duty – subsidising the Australian games industry.
Video games are played by 70% of Australians and are worth $3 billion to the economy, so why has the government refused to subsidise the industry? Representatives for the games industry have become fed up with the lack of government support and have pointed to the generous subsidies provided to the film and television industries. […]
iPads- The Teacher’s New Pet… Peeves!
By Abhati Tarkunde With primary schools letting kids bring their own devices, a teacher’s job now entails being the tech guy, putting extra efforts into strengthening students’ fine motor skills, checking browser history and even charging up devices! “Students are almost attached to their devices, like an extension of their limb! It’s like they actually […]
The Real Househusbands of Australia
While the wives and girlfriends of male athletes (or WAGs, as they’re known) were once found splashed across the entertainment pages, there’s a new class rising – the husbands and boyfriends of Australian sportswomen… and they’re here to even the playing field. For the most part, Ben Fenlon is an average 24-year-old guy. He studies […]
Paid to cuddle
Professional cuddler Amanda Souza gets paid $80 dollars an hour to cuddle complete strangers Amanda’s very first session went a little like this: She laid down beside a 19-year-old boy from India and although it was awkward at first, the dopamine kicks in. During the session he begins to open up and tells her that […]
Banking on him: Australia’s most ethnic electorate in support of the Minister for Immigration
z5164836 As Australia’s 2019 federal election grows ever closer, the issues that voters care about are becoming increasingly clear, and important. The Banks electorate in Sydney’s South West has one of the highest immigrant populations in the nation, and yet its current member is the Liberal Government’s Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs himself; […]