News

The last meal

By Lan Nguyen @HoangLanWorld Food preferences speak volumes about our character and personality. The last meal, a customary ritual that precedes execution for capital punishment, is an extreme moment of life and the last time inmates get to express themselves, without words. Australia does not have capital punishment. It is one of more than 100 […]

Student Life

Yearning For Fish Friday

My personal connotations with hospital are difficult to express. A bit of trauma, a bit of melancholy, and a bit of joy. But mostly not joy. Hospitals are a weird place to spend your time. My most vivid set of memories in hospital that weren’t traumatic were mostly from when I had infliximab infusions every […]

Sport

Borroloola to Sydney: Shay Evans

In November 2018, Shay Evans was announced as a Sydney FC player for the upcoming 2018/19 W-League season. Few knew who she was, or her story, other than being a graduate of the John Moriarty Football program. The John Moriarty Football program was started by the first indigenous footballer to be selected to play for […]

Culture

Reconciliation Week

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the impact of Australia’s colonial history has transcended amongst generations. The trauma of land dispossession, violence, and racism towards Indigenous Australians has been detrimental for cultural identity and spirituality. The last half century has seen steps towards sizeable action for justice for Indigenous communities. The vision of reconciliation relies […]

News

In this together: Reconciliation Week 2020

By Dash Buxton @dirkandscabbar1 National Reconciliation Week 2020 is this week, May 27 to June3, and I’ve been thinking a lot about the issue of reconciliation. If you’re not familiar with it, National Reconciliation Week involves activities and conversations facilitated by Reconciliation Australia. It’s aim: “Creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider […]