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What Is Happening In Chile? An Interview With Chilean Students In Sydney

Australia has a well-established Chilean expat community who came here following the military coup in the 1970’s. The violent coup which saw the death and disappearance of thousands of Chilean citizens overthrew the democratically elected government and established a dictatorship for nearly thirty years. I spoke to two Chilean students who organised, together with other […]

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Meat Alternatives Pose Health Risk To Those On Plant Based Diets, Research Shows

By Erin Hughes   A report has come out of the George Institute for Global Health in Melbourne this week, stating that many meat alternative products are incredibly high in sodium, fats, and sugars, in order to make them taste better. Senior public health nutritionist Clare Farrand, who conducted the research, has stated that although […]

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Reconciling the Divide

BY HEATHER MIDDLETON There is no such thing as a singular “Indigenous” identity.  The diversity of life experiences and negotiation of identities can result in people of Aboriginal heritage having different degrees of engagement with our dominant western culture for families or individuals.  The result is a mosaic. Engagement with one culture or another can […]

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Remembering Bob Hawke

Described as a modernising leader, former-Prime minister Bob Hawke, born Robert James Lee Hawke, passed away at home on Thursday night aged 89. Although infamous in Australian now for his 1983 America’s Cup interview, Bob Hawke was instrumental in shepherding Australia into a new age with significant economic and social reforms. Bob Hawke was born […]

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The Democracy Sausage – the sizzling history of Australia’s election staple

Once seen as a quirk of Australian democracy, the “Democracy sausage” has become part of the Australian democratic process. On election day across the country, barbecues are held at polling booths serving crispy small goods wrapped snugly in a slices of fluffy white bread; with sauce and onions optional. The sausage sizzles are normally hosted […]

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May 10 News Headlines

Written by Joseph Najjar Tony Koch publishes article criticizing media groups: Journalist Tony Koch has specifically attacked The Australian and Courier Mail, both of which he has worked for throughout his career, for publishing ‘anti-Labor rubbish’. In his Guardian article, Koch discussed how he can longer stand the bias nature of the media, and how he intends […]