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Claudia Rusman:The Village

Sulit Air, West Sumatra Indonesia The final photos of The Village were taken during my trip to Indonesia. Sulit Air is a small village located in West Sumatra. It is known for its beautiful scenery and its sense of community. The portfolio is for people who enjoy discovering different cultures and places. The purpose for […]

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Reclaiming life

By Victoria Klimanskaya Depression is the leading cause of disability in Australia. Each year, almost 800,000 Australian adults will experience a depressive illness. According to recent review highlights, one in four women and one in six men will suffer from depression at some stage in their lives. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that […]

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Nowhere to turn

By Amelia Dondas Is the law barring under 18s from mainstream crisis services such as the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre unrealistic? Drug dealers don’t ask for ID, and there is no bouncer outside public bathrooms after hours to make sure a person going in to shoot up is over 18 years old. Even with the […]

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Restoring peace in Libya

Tyranny has fallen at the hands of young freedom fighters and Libyans rejoice the death of dictator Muammar Gaddafi. After eight months of civil war, the National Transitional Council (NTC) now faces the task of restoring peace to the country and organising its first democratic election. But the task is not easy. With oil production down and […]

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Video: Teenagers and alcohol

Cigarettes and alcohol. Photo illustration: PsychopathicSponge/DeviantArt BY TINA ZUNIC AND ATHENA BAMBALIAROS The lead up to being ‘legal’ is keenly anticipated by a large number of young people in Australia’s society. Our mission was to find the ‘newly legal blood’ in our area and find out just how much they use – and abuse – […]