Staying thin at all costs

Former Australia’s Top Model contestant Jess Bush. Photo courtesy Jess Bush.   Prue Rustean, Fiona Pepper and Belinda La Faber interview Jess Bush, a former contestant on Australia’s Next Top Model, about modelling and the pressures to stay thin.     LINKS: The Butterfly Foundation: http://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/ International No Diet Day info: http://www.ditchingdieting.com/


Greenpeace: we’ve had a gutful

Greenpeace says two thirds of seabirds are affected by plastic garbage which pollutes waterways and rivers. Photo courtesy Greenpeace.   BY JUSTINE HAMILTON   Greenpeace is continuing its stance against soft drink heavyweights Coca Cola Amatil despite the soft drink company’s recent court victory earlier this month over the Northern Territory’s bid to start a recycling program. […]


Celebrating International Women’s Day

Reflecting on International Women’s Day. Photo: JIGGS IMAGES/flickr   BY JUSTINE HAMILTON   Today, March 8, marks an important day on the global human rights calendar. International Women’s Day is celebrated annually both to acknowledge the advances women have made in the name of gender equity and to remind us there is still some way […]


Batman Stan nabs man

By Peter Popovic The man dressed as the comic book superhero Batman who was filmed handing over a wanted man at a British police station has been unmasked as a local Chinese takeaway delivery man. The mysterious masked vigilante was identified as 39 year old local Bradford man Stan Warby. Mr Warby said that he […]


CSG: tougher rules

By Patricia Daniels The NSW Government today ruled some country towns and suburbs across NSW ‘no go zones’ for coal seam gas activities. The Premier, Barry O’Farrell, said that the establishment zones will ensure there is no repeat of exploration licences being granted over residential zones across NSW, as was the case with permission from […]

Breaking news

Breaking news | March 6

Mardi Gras: 96 revellers charged with drug possession. Photo: willy-photographer/flickr   Mardi Gras party-goers caught with drugs BY CHLOE LAM Ninety six people have been charged for possession of drugs at the annual Sydney Mardi Grass ‘After Party’. On Sunday night, officers from Surry Hills Local Area Command and the Dog Unit conducted a four-hour […]


Kick Off! Sports Central Weekly

Sports Central Weekly: all the sporting info you need. Photo: slimmer_jimmer/flickr   Sports Central Weekly is a podcast that will be posted on the Sydney TAFE media site each week. The show is hosted by Jimmy Rayne, who is your expert on all things A league and Premier League, and Wes Taylor, who has a keen […]

Breaking news

Breaking news | March 5

Winter housing crisis expected BY REECE GORDON The number of homeless people is expected to rise this winter now that two of the government’s main housing initiatives, Common Ground and Platform 70, are at full capacity. The Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, called on all levels of government requesting further funding to accommodation as well as […]