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Breaking News | March 31

Joe Hockey addresses the same budget issues of the Labor government back in December, 2013. Photo: tramwayjohn/Flickr   WARNING – Effects of the budget by Chloe Taylor Joe Hockey has warned that people of the public will be affected during the process of repairing our budget. According to treasury figures the budget would remain in […]

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Breaking news | March 18

Top marks in gun competency tests: Oscar Pistorius. Photo: lwpkommunikacio/flickr   BY ALANA ELLIS, CONSTANZA AHUMADA, CASSIE DePEDRO and KIRSTIE ARNETT   Pistorius trial enters third week As Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial enters its third week, his “great love and enthusiasm” for guns was cited in a testimony by firearms expert Sean Rens.  Pistorius is […]


The learning age

BY ALI JEFFREY “We are on the dawn of the death of education and the birth of learning.” – Stephen Heppell, educationalist. Many educational reformists, both locally and internationally, recognise that the world we live in now is very different from the post-industrial one of last century. As manufacturing and many other professions are tossed out the […]


Hidden Treasures of Afghanistan

Story and photos by Keyhan Farahmand ‘Afghanistan, hidden treasures’ and Khadim Ali’s ‘The haunted lotus’ are two exhibitions showing at the Art Gallery of NSW. ‘Hidden treasures’ is a collection of valuable artefacts from Kabul’s national museum, and originally from four parts of Afghanistan: Ai-Khanum, Begram, Tepe Fullol and Tillya Tepe.  ‘The haunted lotus’ shows painting by artist […]


Fifita’s $850,000 deal

By Sam Alexander Australian representative and Sharks destroyer Andrew Fifita is set to become the highest-paid prop forward in Rugby League’s 108 year history. Fifita, one of the most talked about talents in the modern game, is set to join the Canterbury Bulldogs for an astonishing $850,000 a season, The Australian reported today. Dwindling away […]


Pistorius breaks down in court

By Cassie De Pedro Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius vomited as a graphic testimony of Reeva Steenkamp’s injuries was read in court today during his ongoing murder trial. The testimony came from pathologist Gert Saayman, who gave a report of the autopsy examination he performed the day after Steenkamp died. According to Saayman she had suffered […]